Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lewes, UK
18 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Are you looking for a role which can offer you flexibility. (3 days a week, Fixed Term contract 1 year or secondment considered)


The aim of our service is to:
  • Ensure that people with intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders receive high quality, effective and efficient care and treatment
  • Avoid inappropriate admissions to secure inpatient services
  • Safely reduce the length of stay and delayed discharges from secure inpatient services, so that people spend no longer than is necessary in a restrictive setting
  • Optimise quality of life and reduce restrictions for service users who require secure inpatient services, by providing effective risk management
  • Provide comprehensive co-ordination of aftercare to a caseload patients who leave secure settings

There is the opportunity to link in with similar teams in Kent and Surrey and professional CPD will be offered across the 3 sites, led by Kent.

This is a very exciting role for someone who has the right skill set to help develop the team.

If you would like to work in this team then please give me a call and I can tell you more about it, and how it has been developed.

This post is county wide so travel will be a consideration with requirement to travel to Kent and Surrey at times.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Friel

General Manager

Forensic Community Services

07388 227 404

( Email address removed )

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.

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