Meadowfield Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate, motivated and innovative mental health nurse?

Do you want to work in a vibrant and exciting environment within acute mental health inpatient services?

If you answered yes to any these questions, then Meadowfield are looking for people like you to join us on the journey to providing outstanding care and support to service users, carers and their families in West Sussex.

We have opportunities for Staff Nurses, both newly qualified, and for those with experience who are looking to further their professional development, and are looking for a new challenge.

Meadowfield is an acute mental health hospital in Worthing, we are part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We have 3 wards at Meadowfield Rowan and Maple are for working age patients and Larch Ward is for patients over the age of 65. We also have a new POS (136 suite) which consists of a secure outdoor space, separate accommodation, assessment and office space. ECT and Neuromodulation services are also provided at Meadowfield as well as The Haven which is a 24/7 crisis assessment unit, providing an alternative to A& E to provide a comprehensive biopsychosocial crisis assessment for any adult aged 18 or over who is not subject to the Mental Health Act.

We are an open unit, and our open doors are something that we are very proud of and this brings a very different feel to the unit than those that are not able to use this approach.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced and newly qualified mental health nurses who are motivated, dynamic and forward thinking to work at Meadowfield. You will have a commitment to maintaining and improving service user centered care to the highest standards. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team you will be able to demonstrate sound communication and clinical skills and be willing to develop these.

All your skills and training will be fully utilised and developed through clinical supervision and training opportunities including a preceptorship academy for newly qualified nurses and modules offered by the University of Surrey and University of Brighton as well as Trust essential training and an Emerging Leadership Course.

We would like to create an environment where service users, nurses, nurse associates, nursing assistants and carers are all leaders and actively involved in making decisions about our services.

And we would like you to be a part of our team during these exciting times.

About us

Your benefits:
  • Golden Hello or Relocation package up to a maximum of �2,000 (*pro rata applies and subject to T& C's, see attached Protocol document)
  • Access to a host of discount schemes including reductions on fuel, high street and online purchases, as well as Blue Light Card advantages!
  • A position within a Trust that offers flexible working
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Free parking on-site

We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are pleased to have welcomed a dedicated Practice Nurse Educator to Meadowfield whose role is to support newly qualified staff in their development throughout the first year of qualification. They are working on a comprehensive induction programme for new band 5 staff and will be offering ad-hoc training to improve your confidence.

If you are reading this and thinking this is the ideal job opportunity for you and you would like more information, please do contact me on the number below. I would welcome interested applicants for an informal visit and conversation about the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.



  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007)
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk

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




BN13 3EP

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