Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per anum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 5 Nurse)

Are you ready to step into a pivotal clinical role in secondary mental health services?

The posts will be based either at Millwood Unit in Uckfield or Hill Rise in Newhaven. Both sites are set in the beautiful rural area of East Sussex in the South Downs National Park. The Assessment and Treatment Service offers a wide range of evidence-based treatments for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

As a Community Mental Health Nurse in our service you will be focussed on improving outcomes for service users, working creatively with them and their carers to co-create care and risk plans that will help them achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. The key to success in this role is often about building effective partnerships with GPs, Crisis services, housing and other third sector providers, as well as making decisions to refer patients onto one of our more specialist services, such as our Early intervention in Psychosis or Eating disorders.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Main duties of the job

To be successful as a nurse at Hill Rise ATS you will be:
  • A Registered Nurse
  • Excellent at forming relationships with our partners
  • A service-user focussed practitioner

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience working with adults with severe mental illness
  • Experience working in a county-wide community team

About us

  • We offer an excellent Preceptorship programme and lots of training opportunities and possibilities in terms of career progression whether that be towards clinical specialist roles or Leadership.

As a mental health trust, Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

As a nurse in our team we can offer you:
  • Access to numerous wellbeing and support programmes, run by our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package of up to £2000 (see attached documentation)

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a busy but rewarding Assessment and Treatment service in the heart of Sussex, then we would love to hear from you.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information contact:

Simon Hellyer - Service Manager 07471 034300 /

Job description Job responsibilities

1. To be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.

2. To take part in all quality initiatives actively supporting and participating in both policies and service developments in the specific care group.

3. Carry a caseload, actively working with parents and carers.

4. To participate in regular clinical, professional and managerial supervision.

5. To maintain and contribute to standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures.

6. To contribute, to improve access for patients to local generic health care services, primary, secondary and specialist services.

7. To maintain record keeping within Trust guidelines, national standards and NICE

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions.
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures.
  • Change management at organising and prioritising their workload.
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the specific care group.

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