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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialises in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and those with learning disabilities. As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse and are looking for something different, read on!!

We are looking for Nurses to work in our team on Grove Ward, Harold Kidd Unit Chichester. We are exceptionally proud of our service that provides evidence based treatment for people with dementia. At Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are at the forefront for research on this condition that affects so many people’s lives throughout the UK.

We are looking for Registered Mental Health Nurses of all experience levels who are caring, compassionate and good communicators with the courage and commitment to work within our services. Our dementia teams are highly skilled and extremely passionate about what they do.

As a nurse in our service you will work as an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team, as well as on-going support, supervision and training opportunities to enable your own continued professional development you will also have access to:

• Preceptorship Support Programme for newly qualified Nurses

• Excellent starting salary

• NHS Pension contributions

• 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays

• Flexible Working patterns

• Child care vouchers

• Excellent training and development opportunities

• Free uniform

• Relocation allowance (up to £500)

• Homebuy and discounted rent schemes

• NHS Discounts

• Employee Assistance Programme

• The opportunity to work with passionate healthcare professionals

Grove Ward is based at Harold Kidd Unit which is less than 10 minutes from Chichester city centre which is a vibrant city with a shopping centre that includes many independent shops, restaurants and bars. It is 15 minutes walk from Chichester Station, so getting to us is not a problem. Brighton and London Victoria can both be reached in about 45 minutes and the countryside is also close by if you want to get away from it all.

If you are interested in helping to make a difference to the lives of the patients, families and the local communities that we serve then we would love to speak to you.

For further information please contact; Emma Spurway, Ward Manager, or Fiona Newman, Matron, on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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