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Bank RMN Staff/Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£15.67 to £19.10 an hour 15.67 Band 5 and 19.10 Band 6 + Enhancements
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Registered Mental Health Nurse to work at the The Hellingly Centre, part of the Sussex Partnership and based in Hailsham, East Sussex.

Hellingly in a Secure Inpatient Unit our secure mental hospitals, we care for people aged 18 or over with a mental illness who have become involved in the criminal justice system. Our aim is to make sure that people are cared for in the least restrictive environment for the shortest amount of time.
  • The Hellingly Centre has onsite parking.
  • There will be opportunities to work over a 24/7 rota which includes weekend and bank holidays.
  • People with a lived experience of mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Full induction and Training is provided.
  • Enhancements Weekends, Bank Holidays and Nights

Our Mental Health Trust is seeking committed, positive, compassionate and enthusiastic Band 5 or 6 RMNs to work as part of a dedicated team of professionals that provides the highest standards of care and support to people with acute mental health needs.

Our bank nurses support teams across the Trust, in inpatient units as well as community teams so this is the perfect opportunity for anyone who needs a flexible role or who is interested in working within a variety of services.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team undertaking assessments of patients with complex mental health needs developing care and recovery plans in collaboration with the patients and their families/carers.

In conjunction with the team, you will assess and manage risks through assessment regularly reviewing and working in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary teams.

You will act as a Primary Nurse providing clinical and managerial leadership on the ward, whilst also supervising junior staff and trainees.

Please see an example of shift times offered across the Trust:
  • Day: 07:00 - 19:30, 07:00 - 21:00
  • Night: 19:00 - 07:30, 20:30 - 07:30

Please be aware the Trust do not offer sponsorship for Temporary Staffing (Bank), therefore applicants without the right to work in the UK will not be accepted.

People with a lived experience of mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Should this vacancy receive a high number of applications, the vacancy may be closed earlier than the closing date stated so don't delay and apply today.

About us

In return for your skills and expertise we can offer you continued training and development, variety and a rewarding challenge and the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team.

You will receive high quality supervision, support and training to further develop your skills and experience in a community mental health setting working as part of a large integrated MDT supporting people with a wide range of complex mental health conditions and needs.

The role is varied, fast paced, interesting and at times challenging but also highly rewarding.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be able to deliver a high standard of nursing care using excellent communication and relationship skills supporting patients, family and carers whilst providing clinical leadership to the team and acting as a primary nurse for patients on the ward.

You will be expected to carry out detailed assessments and risk assessment of patients developing care plans in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team whilst monitoring, evaluating and modifying treatments to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of their treatment.

You will liaise and work alongside other teams and professionals to ensure the effective discharge of patients whilst adopting a flexible approach to hours of duty meeting the needs of the service over a 24-hour period

You will be providing clinical leadership to the team whilst assisting the Ward Manager in the effective running of the ward.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) 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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Hellingly Centre

The Drive


BN27 4ER

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