Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work as part of an innovative High Dependency Rehabilitation service?

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Registered Mental Health Nurse or Band 5 Preceptorship RMN to join our HDR community inpatient Service.

78 Crawley Road is a modern, state of the art rehabilitation hospital that comprises an 8 bed intensive rehabilitation unit and 16 individual bungalows designed around a central landscaped courtyard.

The design offers exceptional opportunities to people with severe enduring mental health problems and works closely with local Adult Mental Health Services - acute and community services, and Secure and Forensic Healthcare Services.

Working as member of the multi-disciplinary team, you will be part of an expanding service that is supporting people with complex needs and their families to realise new goals and rewarding opportunities through a comprehensive recovery programme.

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).

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family.To act as a primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care.To co-ordinate shifts and provide supervision for support workers and students.To work within a team of nurses and other professionals who are committed to the delivery of a quality service.To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24-hour period.To take charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate.To represent the Ward Manager and/or care team, at appropriate forums and disseminate information as required.To represent the clinical team perspective at multidisciplinary meetings and clinical reviews of patient care.To be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.

About us

SPFT is an organisation which is committed to improving patient care. We are always trying to improve. We listen to and learn from feedback. We carry out healthcare research and put it into practice. We develop new ways of providing services in partnership with others and help staff develop through education and training. We also believe it's important to learn from when things go wrong and to encourage staff to speak out about anything they are concerned about.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake assessments of individuals and their families and carers as appropriate admitted to inpatient care, including service users presenting with high risk. To develop care plans and discharge plans in collaboration with the service user and their families and carers.In conjunction with the multi disciplinary teams, assess and manage risks as identified through assessment. To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans.To act as the Primary Nurse for inpatient stay.To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.To provide supervision of junior staff and student nurses where appropriate.To maintain and contribute to standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures.Ensure that all clinical records are maintained and that other systems and good practice, such as handovers, occur for all staff to communicate effectively.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration 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


78 Crawley Road

Crawley Road


RH12 4HN

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