Charge Nurse - 136 suite
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 charge nurse to work in a brand new health-based place of safety ('136 suite') at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, part of the Sussex Partnership and based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Woodlands is a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards, and sits alongside the 136 suite. We are looking for a charge nurse to work in this new facility, which is scheduled to open in early 2022.Our Trust has just been upgraded by CQC as GOOD in every domain and EXCELLENT in the CARING domain. Due to this we are now the third leading Mental Health Trust in the country. We will strive to maintain our standards and always improve where we can. Current feedback from patients tells us that the provision is a great improvement and allows staff to be out in the ward environment with the patients and have the time to nurse, which has a major positive impact on patient recovery time. Patient C's comments stated that 'this is the best inpatient stay I have had and now I am ready to go home feeling heard and valued'.
Main duties of the job
You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and forward thinking. Evidence based practice and innovative therapies are encouraged. You need to have a commitment to maintaining and improving service user focused services to the highest standards.You will be supported with training and development, and there is a robust supervision and appraisal system in place to assist with this.
This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).
We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID
Your ability to communicate with service users, families and the public must be of the highest standards, and you must have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. A genuine interest in working with this client group is essential.
For further details / informal visits contact: Nigel Simmons
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).