Community Mental Health Nurse - Triage

Sussex Partnership NHS
St Mary's House, Eastbourne, Eastbourne
Competitive salary
11 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people's health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Community Mental Health Nurse (Band 6)

An opportunity has arisen for a part time registered nurse who has experience of
working with people in a community mental health setting. You will need to be
flexible and adaptable as modern mental health services are constantly changing in
response to best practice.

The post is for 3 days per week, on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. The post
holder will be based at St Mary's House in Eastbourne within the Assessment and
Treatment Service covering Eastbourne, Seaford & Hailsham. The role will involve
working with clients on CPA with complex needs as well as supporting their families.
There will also be an element of supporting clients with some physical health needs
whilst they are in the care of the Assessment & Treatment service.

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 care co-ordinator, 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, and transfer their
care appropriately to other service providers.

You will assess new referrals into the service and signpost them to further
interventions within the ATS or to third sector agencies. You will be required to
maintain records to a high standard, maintain the client's safety whilst open to the
team by creating appropriate care plans, risk assessments and interventions to meet
their needs. You will support them to achieve these goals as identified and agreed,
and when appropriate you will support the client, and their family to be discharged
from secondary mental health services and maintain their mental health utilising
support from alternative services.

To achieve this 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. You will be required to have strong communication and
people skills, as well as be able to demonstrate a desire and ability to meet
community service demands in an ever changing landscape.

In return we can offer a support from a well-established team in a supportive working
environment; robust supervision of all staff on the team 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 standard NHS annual leave
entitlement and pension schemes.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

For further information, please contact Team Leader Paula Weakford or Service
Manager Jay Jameson-Allen on 01323 747224

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jay Jameson-Allen

Service Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01323 747224

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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 recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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