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Rotational post for Acute RMN (Incentive Applies)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Band 5-6 Development Post in Acute Care for Registered Mental Health Nurses

Are you an ambitious, recently qualified or about to qualify nurse looking for a role to develop your career from a newly qualified Staff Nurse (Band 5) to a band 6 Charge Nurse?

We are looking for newly registered nurses or current Band 5 nurses, who are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to work alongside individuals in a compassionate person-led way.

If you enjoy the opportunity to support some of the most vulnerable people we care for, whilst being supported to develop and enhance your nursing skills, this may be the job for you.

We want to help, support and nurture you with the right skills to become a confident nurse and leader in our acute hospital environment. This opportunity really suits those band 5 or newly registered nurses who are interested in solidifying their skills, and experiencing different wards and their processes.

If you are aspiring for a Band 6 post in urgent care services in the future, this development post will give you the right level of broad experience and exposure required.

Main duties of the job

This exciting development post will be split into three rotations during which time you will work on both working age acute wards (Maple and Rowan) and our older persons acute ward (Larch). There will also be opportunities to spend time in our other Urgent Care Pathway services, including Mental Health Liaison Service (MHLS) at Worthing General Hospital, the Haven, and the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT.)

You will be supported by our Professional Nurse Educator (PNE) to work through a competency framework, along with regular supervision. You will also be supported to attend our Nursing Development Programme (NDP) to support your development.

Our wards are integral to our Urgent Care Pathway and ensure people presenting to acute mental health services receive a compassionate, person- centred assessment and timely care plan.

This post offers an incentive, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

About us

Successful candidates will be supported throughout the rotation in the following ways:
  • Access to the Nurse Development Programme
  • Prioritised to attend the Practice Assessor training to support students
  • Access to training and relevant shadowing opportunities.
  • Be line-managed in each placement
  • Receive regular Restorative Clinical Supervision (RCS) with our Professional Nurse Educator (PNE)
  • Regular reviews of competencies with PNE and war managers

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition, successful candidates will enrol with the Preceptorship Academy which offers a structured and supportive learning environment to help develop the required knowledge and skills to work as a newly registered nurse. These monthly development days will run throughout the first year of the rotation, giving nurses the opportunity to reflect on their placements and discuss the clinical outcomes. The next intake will commence October 2023.

At the end of the rotational period, nurses who have met those required competencies in each placement will be appointed into a Band 6 post within the Meadowfield hospital.

If you are reading this and thinking this is the ideal 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 development post.

Person Specification



  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing/Professional qualification
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




BN13 3EP

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