Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year PA / pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Staff Nurses

Meadowfield Hospital @Rowan Ward want you!!!!

Full Time (part time also considered)

Are you a passionate, motivated and innovative mental health nurse? Do you want to work in a vibrant and exciting environment within acute mental health inpatient services? If you answered yes to any these questions, then Rowan/Maple ward are looking for people like you to join us on the journey to providing outstanding care and support to service users, carers and their families in West Sussex. We have opportunities for staff nurses, both newly qualified, and for those with experience who are looking to further their professional development, and are looking for a new challenge.

We here at Meadowfield are excited at the prospect of developing our service further this year and building upon the recent 'Good' CQC rating across Acute services, with recognition of 'Outstanding' in the caring domain

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced and newly qualified mental health nurses who are motivated, dynamic and forward thinking to work at Meadowfield. You will have a commitment to maintaining and improving service user centered care to the highest standards. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team you will be able to demonstrate sound communication and clinical skills and be willing to develop these. With 3 Charge Nurses on each ward and links to other acute services there are opportunities to progress your career here at Meadowfield and within Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. In return you will benefit from working in a therapeutic environment conducive to the treatment and recovery of people with acute functional mental health problems.

About us

All your skills and training will be fully utilised and developed through clinical supervision and training opportunities including a preceptorship academy for newly qualified nurses and modules offered by the University of Surrey and University of Brighton as well as Trust essential training and an Emerging Leadership Course. We offer a two week induction which gives you the opportunity to spend time working with different teams including Crisis Resolution Teams, A&E Liaison, Community Teams and AOT to offer you a better understanding of how services fit into the community around us. There are plenty of opportunities for career development in one of the largest Mental Health Trusts in the South of England.

We are pleased to have welcomed a dedicated Practice Nurse Educator to Meadowfield whose role is to support newly qualified staff in their development throughout the first year of qualification. They are working on a comprehensive induction programme for new band 5 staff and will be offering ad-hoc training to improve your confidence.

All posts offers the Trust's £2000 Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Job description Job responsibilities

  • 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.

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