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Mental Health Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of Band 5 nurses (5 in total) to work in the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care in St Leonards-on-Sea.We are a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards, which sit alongside a brand new health-based place of safety ('136 suite'). All are set within the Woodlands Acute unit Sussex partnership NHS Foundation Trust Hastings. We are looking for staff nurses to work in Abbey Ward.

Main duties of the job

The wards have undergone recent structural changes in order to provide a safe environment for both patients and staff. Current feedback from patients tells us that the provision is a great improvement and allows staff to be out in the ward environment with the patients and have the time to nurse, which has a major positive impact on patient recovery time. Patient C's comments stated that 'this is the best inpatient stay I have had and now I am ready to go home feeling heard and valued'.

About us

Our Trust has just been upgraded by CQC as GOOD in every domain and EXCELLENT in the CARING domain. Due to this we are now the third leading Mental Health Trust in the country. We will strive to maintain our standards and always improve where we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our patients are keen for new nurses joining the team to demonstrate empathy, time to talk and listen. We are very proud of our standards and are looking for someone who is ready to learn andkeen to develop. Also an important attribute is the ability to adapt to evolving change in order to facilitate excellent clinical care.

In addition, in November 2018, Woodlands was recognised at the Trust's Positive Practice awards with a Gold medal in the Team Award (clinical) category, an outstanding achievement for the team.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Person Specification



  • Has current NMC registration, or is studying towards a recognised NMC nursing qualification

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


Woodlands Centre for Acute Care

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT

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