Community Mental Health Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Hastings events

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/

September: https://www.visit1066country.com/whats-on/hastings-seafood-and-wine-festival-p582171

October: Hastings week https://www.hastingsweek.com/

November: https://www.visit1066country.com/whats-on/hastings-herring-fair-p907581

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

354-AE-20623

Job locations

Cavendish House

Breeds Place

Hastings

TN34 3AA


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current registration (appropriate to the 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 teams and agencies
  • Previous experience working in the community

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships
  • Establish and maintain communication with individuals, families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any differences in communication
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development
  • Skills of assessment and interpreting service user conditions with approprite actions
  • Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Ability to with resistance at times, to manage own reactions to difficult situations and to act with appropriate authority and diplomacy
  • IT literacy and willingness to take on new technology

Abilities

Essential

  • Frequent and intense concentration in client assessment and formulation, both individual and group work with up to 5 hours a day in direct face to face client contact
  • Liaison with multi-agencies at times, especially in emergencies requiring mental effort to coordinate possible management of a crisis
  • The ability to multi task and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations

Approach/ Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the care group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Team working
  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current registration (appropriate to the 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 teams and agencies
  • Previous experience working in the community

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships
  • Establish and maintain communication with individuals, families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any differences in communication
  • Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development
  • Skills of assessment and interpreting service user conditions with approprite actions
  • Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Ability to with resistance at times, to manage own reactions to difficult situations and to act with appropriate authority and diplomacy
  • IT literacy and willingness to take on new technology

Abilities

Essential

  • Frequent and intense concentration in client assessment and formulation, both individual and group work with up to 5 hours a day in direct face to face client contact
  • Liaison with multi-agencies at times, especially in emergencies requiring mental effort to coordinate possible management of a crisis
  • The ability to multi task and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations

Approach/ Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the care group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Team working
  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cavendish House

Breeds Place

Hastings

TN34 3AA


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cavendish House

Breeds Place

Hastings

TN34 3AA


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Nurse Practitioner

John Allsopp

john.allsopp@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

03003040244

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

354-AE-20623

Job locations

Cavendish House

Breeds Place

Hastings

TN34 3AA


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