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Bank RGN Charge Nurses

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£17.48 an hour £17.48 per hour
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems. Heathfield ward; an integrated ward people for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs, Amberley Ward; a ward for women with some shared bays and some individual rooms, and Bodiam Ward; an 18 bed ward for men, comprised of shared bays and some individual rooms.

We currently have positions for Band 6 charge nurses with mental health experience across our hospital, so if you're not 100% sure which ward you would prefer to work on, that's fine, all you have to do is apply once and we'll match you to the team that best fits you.

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 believe that staff who feel valued by their employers and are truly engaged, provide a better outcome for our service leaders.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.

About us

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people's 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.

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.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures in the agreed care group.

They will provide clinical and managerial leadership to junior staff, providing supervision to junior staff and students.

They will assist the Ward Manager in ensuring the effective running of the ward.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Has current NMC registration, and relevant post graduate experience

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