We have a great community opportunity within our High Weald, Lewes and Havens Specialist Older Adults Mental Health service based at Hill Rise, Newhaven; and Millwood in Uckfield; in East Sussex. This post will suit a Registered Mental Health Nurse (we will consider Learning Difficulties nurses who has sufficient experience of working with Dementia or Severe Mental illness).
You will be a key part of our multi-disciplinary service for older adults with mental health problems, including Dementia. This is challenging work but we receive very positive feedback from our service users and carers.
This post will involve working with older people with complex mental health needs as well as physical health 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.
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. You will be responsible for working collaboratively with service users and their carers on the IST caseload to create care plans that meet their needs and maximise their independence.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking the following duties:
To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk.
To develop alongside the service user their care plan.
To offer specialist occupational therapy or nursing assessment and advice where required.
To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers.
To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.
To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.Working for our organisation
The Trust offers a supportive working environment and access to training opportunities to assist you to realise your potential and achieve a greater degree of job satisfaction. As a Trust employee you will enjoy the following:
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Excellent starting salary
- NHS Pension contributions
- 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
- Flexible Working patterns
- Child care vouchers
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- NHS Discounts
- Employee Assistance Programme
- This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).
Additional information regarding the role including the main responsibilities are included in the job and person description attached to this advert. Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
- 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
- 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 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
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.