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Bank Inpatient Nursing Assistant

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chichester, England
£12.45 per hour
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Job overview

Oaklands ward is looking for a Nursing Assistant

Oaklands is a 16 bedded mixed sex acute psychiatric ward.

Our hospital vision statement and commitment "Is to listen and to look after each other whilst creating a safe space for everyone" Let's be brave, curious and creative together and be proud of what we can achieve'' We value the importance of supervision and on-going training and development. we always have a senior nurse B6 or B7 on duty to provide additional support and leadership.

Main duties of the job

As a health care assistant, you will be working alongside an established and experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This consists of nurses, healthcare assistants, nursing associates, doctors, occupational therapists, psychologists and the pharmacy team. You will be required to communicate with patients, relatives and carers and assisting with clinical duties, including personal care and ensuring infection prevention and control standards are maintained. You will be required to train in prevention and management of violence and aggression training (PMVA). These posts are ideal for people who are passionate about helping others, who are aware of professional boundaries and practice accordingly. Applicants should be compassionate, caring, sensitive, warm and open-minded.

Working for our organisation

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 users, nurses, nurse associates, nursing assistants and carers are all leaders and actively involved in making decisions about our services.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Training: you would be supported and encouraged to go on a number of different training/development opportunities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job responsibilities

We are committed to investing in our staff in order to provide you with further training and development. To help our staff thrive in their roles we offer regular, good quality supervision, appraisals, in-depth training and development opportunities.

Work with the multi-disciplinary team to establish and deliver a therapeutic programme of care for clients. Supporting patient care. To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24-hour period. 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.

Report patient's condition to qualified staff. Document care delivery in patients notes. Participate in meetings, training and other work-related forums.

Person Specification



Experience of working as part of a team

Good communication skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good General Education
  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent experience


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of working collaboratively i.e. with colleagues, wider teams, service users etc
  • An understanding of confidentiality

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves 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.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



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