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Charge Nurse - Pavilion Ward PICU

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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As a Charge Nurse you will have opportunities to deliver patient-centred care supporting patients in their recovery. You will be a vital part of our multi-disciplinary team undertaking detailed assessments of patients with complex mental health needs. You will be expected to administer and monitor medication.

You will provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward, supervising junior staff and trainees and regularly taking charge of the clinical environment over a span of duty. We work closely with other teams and professionals to ensure the effective discharge of patients.

We work flexibly in order to meet the needs or our 24-hour service, to include evenings, nights and weekends.

This post offers the Trust's �4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of �8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside an established and experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This consists of nurses, healthcare assistants, nursing associates, doctors, the occupational therapy team, a psychologist, the pharmacy team and an art therapist.

We are passionate on Pavilion Ward about providing the highest standards of care and ensuring to implement least restrictive practice. We were part of an 18 month quality improvement project which allowed us to monitor and implement change around restrictive practices. This project has now finished but is something that we are continuing to implement on the ward.

The ward is AIMS accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatry, which is a set of additional standards recognising where outstanding care is being achieved.

You can find us on twitter at @pavilion_ward.

About us

We are looking for an experienced nurse to join Pavilion Ward PICU.

Pavilion Wardis a 10 bedded, male, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). We primarily work with individuals who are aged 18-65 and we are located within Mill View Hospital in Hove.

Our shared valueswithin the team at Mill View are important to us and we work collaboratively as a hospital to ensure the most positive patient outcomes.

We value diversity and opportunity for everyone that works here and we are incredibly proud to have won theEquality and Diversity awardat the Positive Practice Awards 2021 andTeam of the Year Awardin 2019.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical practice, including own professional development To communicate effectively with service users, family and carers demonstrating an ability to be adaptable in the way they provide information which is sensitive to their ethic and cultural background and ensures that they are understood. To initiate and develop ways of working that reflects the gender specific needs of service users. To provide clinical leadership to the team, being knowledgeable about and where appropriate lead decisions about the care of all of the patients admitted to the ward. To act as primary nurse for service users within the in patient setting. To work within the CPA framework, taking a proactive approach consistent with clinical and service need. To carry out detailed assessment and risk assessment of the service users needs through the utilisation of a range of assessment and interviewing techniques and gathering of information from a wide range of sources. To develop care plans in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team that are based around the service users individual need, that is recovery focused and builds on their strengths and are outcome based. Plan and implement interventions with the service user that is responsive to the service users needs that are applied in a stepped approach which will lead to a therapeutic outcome. Monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention. To have the ability to deal with service users and their relatives in times of distress. Liaise with and work alongside other teams and professionals to ensure the effective discharge of the service user from the inpatient setting. To administer and monitor medication prescribed to individual service users, providing information and advice as required and complying with Trust and Nursing and Midwifery Council Policy on the administration of medication. Inform the Ward Manager and other appropriate senior managers when circumstances threaten the health and safety of patients or staff or threaten the reputation or assets of the Trust. Work with the Ward Manager and other members of the multidisciplinary team to establish an effective therapeutic environment in which care can be delivered. Ensure that they maintain an up to date knowledge of mental health legislation and code of practice, and the Mental Capacity Act both to inform their practice but also to ensure that other members of the ward team are executing their responsibilities within the legal framework. Assist the Ward Manager in the effective running of the ward in accordance with Trust and local policies and procedures. Promote effective communication between junior staff, the Ward Manager, other members of the multi-disciplinary team and senior managers within the Trust. Inform the Ward Manager when the conduct or performance of any member of staff allegedly falls below the standards expected of staff within the Trust. Regularly act as the nurse in charge of the ward. Participate in the staff recruitment process as and when required. To deputise for the Ward Manager as and when required.

Person Specification



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

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Pavilion Ward, Mill View Hospital

Nevill Avenue



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