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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Changing Futures Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Changing Futures project is at the forefront of innovative, person-centred, multi-disciplinary working, striving to provide a pioneering multi-disciplinary assessment and support service. The team worksholistically with people in the city of Brighton & Hove who have multiple and compound need including mental ill health, homelessness and eligible care needs arising from substance use. This project has been given approved funding until October 2024.

Main duties of the job

This service adopts the NICE clinical guidelines around integrated health and care for people experiencing homelessness to ensure best practice is being followed. The service works within the framework of wider ongoing work around system change, needs mapping for the Multiple Compound Need cohort, and assessment of future commissioning need across health, housing and social care.

As the Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be working alongside colleagues in homelessness prevention, mental health, psychology and social work, building a broad range of experience. We believe that, working together we can make a real difference to people in this truly integrated model of service. The newly developed multi disciplinary team sits in a wider nexus of existing statutory and voluntary sector services to ensure that people's full range of needs including physical health are met and people are supported to retain or move into suitable accommodation.

About us

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Living & Working in Brighton:
  • Be spoilt for choice with Brighton's iconic seafront, vibrant lanes and array of shops and attractions
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns on your doorstep
  • Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including the renowned Devils Dyke and South Downs National Park

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

The management of the service will operate on a matrix management model between Health and Adult Social Care, including integrated mental health services, which is where this role will sit to ensue all staff receive appropriate professional supervision and all service needs are met.

For further information on the Changing Futures model of working, please refer to the additional information document. You can also contact Emily Cooper, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Homeless Team on or alternatively you can call 07471 034102.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community
  • Contribute to the implementation of services

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