The Severe Mental Illness Local Commissioned Service (SMILCS) have a vacancy for a fulltime Band 6 registered mental health nurse.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, flexible and resourceful qualified nurse to join our team of community mental health nurses. A passion for working with people to support individual recovery goals and to work collaboratively with patients, carers, GPS and ATS staff is essential. You will also need to forge close links with other community resources and stakeholders.
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).Main duties of the job
After a period of treatment, many clients with severe and enduring mental health needs will be sufficiently stable to be discharged back to primary care from secondary care services. SMI LCS enables the ongoing care and support of these patients in the community and facilitates the throughput of people between primary care and specialist services.
Each person discharged to SMI LCS have a designated nurse to support them. The role includes provision of clinical support, guidance and training to G.Ps and practice staff involved in the medical management of SMI LCS patients, provision of specialist mental health step-down support to patients discharged from specialist Mental Health services to SMI LCS, improving the integration of physical and mental health care and personalised recovery orientated care planning for patients.Working for our organisation
The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.
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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:
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- 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
Please see the attached Job Description document for full details of the role and responsibilities. Please contact Greg Coghlan email@example.com to arrange a discussion about the post if you are interested.Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
- Registered Mental health Nurse with current registration
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.