Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

As part of our development of a new Dementia Intensive Care Unit (DICU), we are seeking an experienced and confident Charge Nurse who is passionate about providing skilled and compassionate care for people with dementia.

Main duties of the job

This role will work with inpatients in our Specialist Dementia Treatment Centre as part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team. As a senior clinician, you will work closely with other professionals and managers to develop the therapeutic environment of the Centre and contribute to new models of care for our Acute Dementia pathway. You will have access to local clinical and professional supervision, regular training and personal development opportunities.

About us

In East Sussex we are proud and excited to be working in partnership with local CCGs and service providers across the health and social care system to provide high quality, innovative and joined-up care for people with dementia and their families. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers the added benefits of Clinical Academic Groups that lead on best practice and research related to care pathways across the trust. In addition, we have the Centre for Dementia Studies, which is a joint venture between Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-AE-20634

Job locations

Beechwood Unit, Uckfield Hospital

Framfield Road

Uckfield

TN22 5AW


Job description

Job responsibilities

In return, you will bring us commitment, enthusiasm and the ability to work as part of an innovative service that is always looking for ways to improve the care it delivers. Joining the Trust, you would become part of a network of nursing staff working with older adults and people with dementia and have the opportunity to network with, and learn from, colleagues in similar roles across the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In return, you will bring us commitment, enthusiasm and the ability to work as part of an innovative service that is always looking for ways to improve the care it delivers. Joining the Trust, you would become part of a network of nursing staff working with older adults and people with dementia and have the opportunity to network with, and learn from, colleagues in similar roles across the Trust.

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

  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
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

  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies

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

Beechwood Unit, Uckfield Hospital

Framfield Road

Uckfield

TN22 5AW


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Beechwood Unit, Uckfield Hospital

Framfield Road

Uckfield

TN22 5AW


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Operational Manager

Glen McCready

glen.mccready@spft.nhs.uk

07469351474

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

354-AE-20634

Job locations

Beechwood Unit, Uckfield Hospital

Framfield Road

Uckfield

TN22 5AW


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