Charge Nurse - 136 suite

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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.

About us

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

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year p.a.

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-AE-20471-I

Job locations

136 Suite, Woodlands

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT


Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification / Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships with others
  • Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Skills of assessing and interpreting mental health service user conditions, communicating that with others and taking appropriate action.
  • Organising and co-ordinating the activities of others within the ward environment
  • IT literate and willing to enhance skills
  • Ability to carry out PMVA techniques
  • Ability to administer IM medication as required.

Abilities

Essential

  • Frequent and intense concentration in service user assessment and observation; in the observation of the activities within the ward environment; and in the co-ordination of staff and competing priorities within the ward environment
  • Liaison with other agencies in the co-ordination of service user discharge from the in patient setting Ability to work a flexible shift pattern
  • Ability to manage exposure to disturbed service users who may be acutely psychotic and exhibiting extremes of behaviour
  • Ability to manage exposure to verbal and physical abuse on occasions, all of which can be potentially exhausting and skilled intervention is required to avoid burnout

Approach/Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Team working
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification / Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop effective professional relationships with others
  • Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Skills of assessing and interpreting mental health service user conditions, communicating that with others and taking appropriate action.
  • Organising and co-ordinating the activities of others within the ward environment
  • IT literate and willing to enhance skills
  • Ability to carry out PMVA techniques
  • Ability to administer IM medication as required.

Abilities

Essential

  • Frequent and intense concentration in service user assessment and observation; in the observation of the activities within the ward environment; and in the co-ordination of staff and competing priorities within the ward environment
  • Liaison with other agencies in the co-ordination of service user discharge from the in patient setting Ability to work a flexible shift pattern
  • Ability to manage exposure to disturbed service users who may be acutely psychotic and exhibiting extremes of behaviour
  • Ability to manage exposure to verbal and physical abuse on occasions, all of which can be potentially exhausting and skilled intervention is required to avoid burnout

Approach/Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role
  • Team working

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

136 Suite, Woodlands

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

136 Suite, Woodlands

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT


Employer's website

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Nigel Simmons

nigel.simmons@spft.nhs.uk

03003040252

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year p.a.

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-AE-20471-I

Job locations

136 Suite, Woodlands

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT


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