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Staff Nurse - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Selden Centre is a modern purpose-designed 10 bed inpatient assessment and intervention service for people with learning disabilities. Its fundamental aim is to support people back to community living.

From this safe and friendly environment our team of 30 multi-disciplinaryhealthcare professionals offer individualised support, with opportunities for 1:1 therapeutic session's to men and women who are referred into the service because of:
  • Escalating needs in the community
  • Placement breakdown requiring reassessment of needs
  • Or step down from a more secure and /or high cost residential/ hospital service

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse at The Selden Centre you will share our belief that people with learning disabilities have the same rights as all members of society. You will work with our service users, their families and/or carers, referrers and service providers to determine the outcomes needed.

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

Main duties of the job

We work together to assess and develop appropriate interventions and care programmes to nurture the individual's skills. You will work hand-in-hand with partner agencies and care managers to identify suitable future placements that meet the individual's identified care and support needs for the future once they are discharged from our service.

Requirements:To be a successful Staff Nurse at The Selden Centre, you will be:
  • A Registered Nurse - We welcome newly qualified nurses, return to practice nurses and experienced nurses who are looking for a change within their current roles.
  • Comfortable communicating and forming relationships with service users, families and the public
  • Committed to a patient-centred way of working
  • Enthusiastic about working with adults with learning disabilities

It is also beneficial if you:
  • Can bring evidence-based practice and innovative ideas
  • Have experience working with adults with learning disabilities

About us

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

You can expect:
  • Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • The chance to join the current winner of 'Clinical Team of the Year'
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • This post offers a incentive, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of �4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24-hour period.
  • To take charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate.
  • To represent the Ward Manager and/or care team, at appropriate forums and disseminate information as required.
  • To represent the clinical team perspective at multidisciplinary meetings and clinical reviews of patient care.
  • To be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.

Person Specification



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


Selden Centre

Arundel Road


BN13 3EP

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