Staff Nurse - Incentive applies

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ever wanted to gain experience in CAMHS services? We are looking for Band 5 Nurses to join our compassionate and friendly in-patient team within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Chalkhill is looking for a staff nurse to join its motivated and dynamic team. We want you to be a part of our upcoming projects to help continue to strive for more success.

We have an experienced team and work collaboratively with eating disorder services, paediatric wards and ouron-siteschool, so our young people have access to educational services.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of �8000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions)

Main duties of the job

If you have not previously worked in CAMHS, don't worry! Many of your skills from other settings will be transferable and we will provide training to meet any learning needs identified in your appraisal.

You will be closely supported by our Ward Manager, Duty Senior Nurse, Nurse consultant and Charge Nurses, to lead the nursing team in maintaining high standards of care, providing evidence-based practice, and implementing practice development initiatives.

We understand that looking after our staff's health and well-being leads to safer services and better experiences for our young people, and so promote supervision, reflection, training opportunities and monthly team development days.

In your application we would love to know what attributes you would bring to our team and we love to hear about what drives you. We are committed to investing in our staff in order to provide you with further training and development to enhance those leadership skills.

About us

Chalkhill Hospital is a modern, 16 bedded unit located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

We are fortunate to be located 20 minutes from Brighton and the seaside, close to the Sussex Downs National Park and just a short train ride away from London.

We receive consistent feedback from both substantive and temporary staff that we are a really compassionate,friendly and fun team to work with so, come and join us!

Our values:
  • People First - People are at the heart of everything we do
  • Future Focused - We are optimistic, we learn and we always try to improve
  • Embracing Change - We are bold , innovative and disciplined about making use of our resources to continuously improve
    • Working Together - We provide services in partnership , with patients, families and others.
    • Everyone Counts - We value, appreciate and respect each other
      Other key survey results:
      • 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
      • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
      • 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles

      Your benefits:
      • Excellent NHS Pension
      • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
      • Access to a host of NHS discount schemes (Blue Light Card, Health Service discounts, discounted petrol etc.)
      • Free parking on-site
      • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
      • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development

Job description

Job responsibilities

Co-ordinate shifts and provide supervision for support workers and students. Act as a primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care. Be abletotake charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in crisis management, leadership and will build excellent working relationships with our partners in the urgent help service, crisis and home treatment teams, and community teams.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to becoming a diverse employer and inclusive workplace in which people from all backgrounds can belong and pursue enriching careers. We aspire to reflect the communities we serve and, therefore, encourage applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Chalkhill are especially keen to receive applications from women, as well as disabled and ethnic minority candidates, who are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As a Disability Confident Employer and Veteran Aware/Step into Health committed Trust, SPFT are proud operators of the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. This means that any applicants who disclose a disability or an armed forces affiliation within their application and meet the minimum essential requirements for the role will automatically qualify for an interview.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments throughout the application or recruitment process, please get in contact with the hiring manager. Likewise, the hiring manager will be available to discuss reasonable adjustments within the role.

Flexible Working

We know that flexible working is important to a lot of people, especially to older adults, parents, disabled people and/or those with caring responsibilities. We are committed to being open to agile working opportunities for all roles, so please discuss your requirements with the hiring manager to see how it can work for you.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Mental Health Nursing Degree

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Haywards Heath


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