Bank Mental Health Staff Nurses

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£14.92 an hour Band 5 - £14.92 per hour
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Part Time
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Bank Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Hellingly Centre is a modern purpose built medium secure unit for people aged over 18, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs who have had contact with the criminal justice system. We assess and manage people whose conditions cannot safely be treated other than in a secure or supervised environment.

Hellingly Centre has three specialist wards, each looked after by staff from a range of different backgrounds.

As a bank nurse you will have the flexibility to work across wards within the centre; Ash Ward, a male treatment recovery ward with 15 beds, Oak Ward, a male assessment and high dependency ward, and Blossom Ward, a service for women with 15 beds.

Main duties of the job

Our service consists of a Nursing Team, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapist, Family Liaison Assistant, Physical Health Team, and GP. Patient care is always based on multi-dimensional approach and gives learning opportunity for qualified nurse to be involved in clinical assessments including specialized forensic risk clinics, formulation of HCR-20, DUNDRUM-1, BVC scoring and many more.

Clinical Team runs Therapy Sessions and Groups tailored to patient's specific needs. Currently we facilitate Hearing Voices Group, Impatient Violence and Aggression Programme (IVAMP), Healthy Sexual Behaviour Group and more. Nurses are always welcomed to co-facilitate groups.

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.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care 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 work within a team of nurses and other professionals who are committed to the delivery of a quality service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Has current NMC registration

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