Job overviewStaff NursesMeadowfield HospitalFull 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 Meadowfield 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.Working for our organisation
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.
This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
- 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.
- Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
- 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
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.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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.