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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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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. The multi-disciplinary team provides a high quality service for individuals with learning disabilities who require expert intensive assessment, intervention and support.

Our team offer individualised support with opportunities for 1:1 therapeutic sessions 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.

We believe that people with learning disabilities have the same rights as all members of society and that's why we place the people who use our services at the heart of what we do.

Covid-19 full vaccination may be a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Main duties of the job

The Selden centre is looking for a staff nurse to join its motivated and dynamic team.

Do you want to experience what it's like working in an Assessment and Treatment unit with adults with Learning disabilities?

We welcome newly qualified nurses, return to practice nurses and experienced nurses who are looking for a change within their current roles.

We 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.

Our service has been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission and we are current winner of clinical team of the year.

Want to hear more?

Please contact

Caroline Brett matron

Or Jarod Newbury lead nurse

For more info or an informal chat

About us

We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Job description Job responsibilities

What could you bring to our team?

You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and forward thinking. Evidence based practice and innovative ideas are encouraged. Your ability to communicate with service users, families and the public must be of the highest standards, and you must have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and under pressure. A person centered outlook is essential to compliment a genuine interest in working with this client group. An ability to lead a shift in a positive manner, ensuring that all care is delivered to the highest standard is what the role demands. You will be supported with training and development, and there is a robust supervision and appraisal system in place to assist with this.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (LD/ mental health ) appropriate to the job role
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • 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

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