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Mental Health Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA / pro rata for part time
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our ward teams at Mill View Hospitalto work within our experienced night team.

Mill View Hospital has five wards:
  • Regency (Male Acute),
  • Pavilion (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit)
  • Caburn (Female Acute)
  • Meridian (Older Adult Acute)
  • Brunswick (Dementia)

We also have a Place of Safety attached to the hospital.

On our night shifts you will be supported by a Band 6 Unit Coordinator as well as a Band 7 Duty Senior Nurse. Night team meetings take place monthly and are facilitated by our Clinical Lead Nurse Manager and Lead Consultant Psychologist.

We are passionate about ensuring the Continuous Professional Development of our night team and facilitate training sessions out of hours to ensure parity across our 24/7 service.

Our shared values within the team at Mill View are important to us, we are one hospital, not individual areas and wards that work in isolation. We look after each other and support each other when it's needed, particularly during the hard times. Your voice and your concerns are important to the leadership team and we encourage you to talk about areas of concern and empower you to implement positive changes.

Our hospital vision statement and commitment 'Is to listen and to look after each other whilst creating a safe space for everyone. Let's be brave, curious and creative together and be proud of what we can achieve'


Main duties of the job

Working within a supportive clinically led team, you will have the opportunity to really work in partnership with patients - engaging, supporting and developing a relationship which really enables the recovery process. With a real commitment to improving care delivery, as part of our team you will be supporting quality improvements and initiatives that will enhance the patient experience. We actively encourage our team members to lead on projects that they feel will positively impact on patient, carer and staff experience of the service.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

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).

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

About us

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 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.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to investing in our staff in order to provide you with further training and development to enhance leadership skills. To help our staff thrive in their roles we offer regular, good quality supervision, appraisals, in-depth training and development opportunities. On the wards there is regular reflective practice, bitesize training sessions and team huddles, all with the focus to develop and support our staff.

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of peoples lives across Sussex and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

This post offers The Trust'sGolden Hellofor Staff Nurses, or aRelocation Packageup to a maximum of �2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

In your role we would want you to:
  • 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 take charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate.
  • To be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.

Person Specification



  • mental health nurse


  • studying mental health nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Mill View Hospital



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