Community Mental Health Nurse
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hastings Assessment and Treatment Service for a Registered Mental Health Nurse with experience of working with people in a community mental health setting.
You would be a key part of our multi-disciplinary service for adults with mental health problems. This is challenging work but we receive very positive feedback from our service users and carers and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has recently achieved Outstanding for the care it provides.
Main duties of the job
You will need to be caring, compassionate and a good communicator, with a commitment to improving the lives of our service users through creative, evidence-based practice. As a Lead Practitioner, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with service users and their carers on your caseload to create care plans that meet their needs and maximise their independence.
You will need to be keen to embrace new ways of working and enthusiastic about improving clinical practice in line with the latest research and organisational learning.
If you are from the nursing profession this post can offer the senior staff nurse development programme: This is an up to 18-month structured programme for band 5 nurses. This programme helps participants gain a more in-depth look at the band 6 role and provides a framework to enable them to meet the capabilities and competencies with a view to transition directly into that role.
The Trust offers the following:
- 1-1 clinical and line management supervision, group reflective practice and peer group supervision
- Parking costs reimbursed
- NHS Pension contributions
- 27 days holiday (with more dependent on length of NHS service) allowance plus bank holidays
- Flexible Working patterns
- Child care vouchers
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- NHS Discounts
- Employee Assistance Programme
Quotes from Hastings & Rother ATS staff:
"The team is friendly and there is a lot of support for new starters"
"There are always people around to give you support"
Our office is right in the thick of Hastings' vibrant and quirky culture and benefits from amazing sea views, with the promenade right across the road. Hastings still maintains its working fishing beach, as well as the old town, castle, pier and the area has some of the most affordable accommodation in the South East.
February: Fat Tuesday https://hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/
May: Jack in the Green https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_in_the_Green
July: Hastings Fringe Festival https://www.hastingsfringecomedyfestival.com/
August: Hastings Carnival week https://www.oldtowncarnivalweek.co.uk/events/
Hastings Pride https://hastingspride.org.uk/
October: Hastings week https://www.hastingsweek.com/
This post will involve working with adults with complex mental health needs as well as physical care needs. You will be expected to support both the client and their carers. You will also need to be able to work cohesively with other services both within our Trust, and with other partner agencies.
All our clinicians are given opportunities to develop and grow as professionals in the organisation. We provide regular supervision, a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).