Staff Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa / pro rata for part time
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A Staff Nurse position has arisen within the team, and we are seeking a passionate, motivated and innovative mental health nurse to join us.

If you want to work in a creative and progressive environment within mental health Recovery inpatient services? Then Rutland Gardens could be the place for you.

This opportunity would be suitable 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.

Rutland Gardens is a 10 bedded in-patient rehab/recovery ward based in central Hove. We pride ourselves on delivering compassionate, focused, evidence based care to the people that we serve and have a high commitment to staff support, training and well being.

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).

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced or newly qualified mental health nurse to join our established team. You should be dynamic and forward thinking . and have a commitment to maintaining and improving the care to our service users and their carers. 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. 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 for band 5 and band 6 Nurses.

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 would like to create an environment where service leader, nurses, nurse associates, nursing assistants and carers are all leaders and actively involved in making decisions about our services. We are passionate about supporting you and your development and career aspirations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Rutland Gardens is a forward thinking and creative environment to work within, and has a supportive team and a community feel.

In your role we would want you to:
  • 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 & Experience Essential
  • 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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