Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified or newly qualified Nurse, dedicated to mental health recovery, to join a forward-thinking patient centred service that is dedicated to staff development to provide the highest quality of care.

The Chichester Centre is a modern unit providing low secure services for men and women. The service is configured around two male wards and one female ward, with approximately 16 service users on each of the wards. Each ward has a well-established MDT led by a ward manager. The MDTs include nursing, OT, social work, psychiatry and psychology. There is an in-reach pharmacy, SALT and GP service. We have a working together group (WTG) which meets fortnightly and includes service user representatives from each ward as well as staff. The WTG take a lead on service improvement across the unit.

The successful applicant will be based on the 15 bedded Female Low Secure Treatment and Recovery Ward, however, there will be opportunities to work across the unit which includes the Low Secure Service for males.

For successful candidates joining Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we offer a golden hello of £2,000 pounds provided incrementally over a two-year period. We welcome staff within the organisation seeking a new challenge.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.

About us

Forensic mental health is a unique and fascinating field which provides both challenge and opportunity in abundance.

Being curious, creative, self-aware and assertive are important skills that you will build on, as you are often required to think 'outside the box'.

We play a crucial part in supporting and advocating service users towards recovery, while maintaining the legal requirements within the MHA and of public protection.

Our Trust:

We provide mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We'd love you to join our organisation, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% recognising patient care as our top priority in our staff survey.

Other key survey results include:
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team.
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To undertake assessments of individuals and their families and carers as appropriate to inpatient care, including service users presenting with high risk.
  • To develop care plans and discharge plans in collaboration with the service user and their families and carers.
  • In conjunction with the multi-disciplinary teams, assess and manage risks as identified through assessment.
  • To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans.
  • To act as the Primary Nurse for inpatient stay.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision of junior staff and student nurses where appropriate.
  • To maintain and contribute to standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all clinical records are maintained and that other systems and good practice, such as handovers, occur for all staff to communicate effectively.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
Skills Essential
  • Effective written and verbal skills. Effective team worker. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical skills to assist in diagnosing or highlighting an unmet health need. Understanding clinical information to formulate recommendations and appropriate intervention/action or referrals to be made. Undertaking initial patient assessments
  • Ability to prioritise/cope with pressure. Ability to assess health needs in an initial assessment and prioritise them in order as soon as assessment is completed. Ability to deal with an unpredictable work pattern and deal with deadlines

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