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Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum / pro rata for part time
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a band 6 nurse looking to work in an environment that develops your knowledge, leadership skills and experience?

If you have answered yes to this question, then I believe that Rowan Ward @Meadowfield is the right place for you.

Meadowfield is an acute mental health hospital in Worthing, we are part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We are an open unit, and our open doors are something that we are very proud of and this brings a very different feel to the unit than those that are not able to use this approach.

We would like to create an environment where service users, nurses, nurse associates, nursing assistants and carers are all leaders and actively involved in making decisions about our services.

And we would like you to be a part of our team during these exciting times.

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Main duties of the job

Rowan Ward is an exciting, vibrant environment to work within. We are looking for Band 6 nurses to be based onRowan Ward.

Shifts whilst working on the ward, follow a 12 hour shift pattern and we can offer a flexibility with both day and night shifts as well as Full-time or Part-time hours.

You would be supported to engage with the emerging leaders course, encouraged to seek development opportunities and training, alongside regular supervision, as well as providing senior nurse input on the ward . We are also very keen to embrace further quality improvement projects and have projects running already, but we are keen for further ideas to be explored and for nurses to lead on these. We will also support staff to complete nurse prescribing and attain Associate clinician status.

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

About us

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team acting as care co-ordinator for a defined number of service users. They will:
  • Undertake assessments of individuals with complex mental health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk. To develop in collaboration with the service user their care plan and their recovery plan.
  • Offer specialist nursing assessment and advice where required.
  • Provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward.
  • Assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers. To regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.
  • Provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.
  • Regularly take charge of the clinical environment over a span of duty.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered RMN with current registration
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Completion of Mentorship course/ENB equivalent and experience as sign-off mentor
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non-statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance

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