Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

View more

Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you want to develop the knowledge and understanding to work within a trauma informed model of care?

Working with women in a low secure setting is both challenging and rewarding, and the experience will help you to develop a psychologically informed skill set that you will be able to draw on for the rest of your nursing career.

As a Staff Nurse on Hazel ward, you will have the opportunity to be part of delivering our ambitious clinical nursing strategy, to ensure that \secure recovery (Drennan & Alred, 2012) is embedded within the ward.

On Hazel ward we understand that recovery cannot be forced. What we can do is create relationships, opportunities and environments that may foster a person's secure recovery and help them to make sense of their risk behaviour in the context of their trauma history.

Don't live locally? We can help with up to �2000 for relocation costs, and for those already in the area, we offer a �2000 golden hello that is paid incrementally over a two-year period.

Main duties of the job

  • To take on the role of primary nurse, ensuring that the secure recovery model is delivered through the primary nurse standards.
  • To lead on the development and review of your primary patients care plans and risk assessments.
  • To represent your primary patients in recovery reviews, CPA meetings and tribunal/managers hearings.
  • Actively participate in supervision, reflective practice, MDT meetings, staff meetings and community meetings.
  • Support the ward service user consultants through the ethos of the \working together group to ensure authentic service user involvement throughout the ward environment.
  • Become involved in quality improvement projects that will improve patient and staff experiences and outcomes.
  • Provide nursing leadership by regularly taking charge of the clinical environment and provide supervision for support workers and students.
  • Develop the skills to offer specialist forensic nursing assessments and advice to a range of health and criminal justice settings.

About us

Chichester is officially the most relaxed city in the UK (according to the ONS well-being data for 2022) and is a stunning place to live and work. Nestled between the south downs national park, and some of most exceptional beaches anywhere in the UK, Chichester is a place that you will want to call home and put down roots.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description and Personal Specification for full details.

For an informal chat about the post, or just to say hello, please contact our Matron Clair on

01243 791919 or our Nurse Consultant John on 07887632172

Person Specification



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



  • Effective written and verbal skills. Effective team worker. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical skills to assist in diagnosing or highlighting an unmet health need. Understanding clinical information to formulate recommendations and appropriate intervention/action or referrals to be made. Undertaking initial patient assessments.
  • Ability to prioritise/cope with pressure. Ability to assess health needs in an initial assessment and prioritise them in order as soon as assessment is completed. Ability to deal with an unpredictable work pattern and deal with deadlines.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert