We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.
We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.
Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.
Beechwood is a 15 bedded ward at Uckfield Community Hospital. The ward is part of the acute dementia care services in East Sussex and provides 24 hour assessment, care and treatment for people who have an organic mental health illness.
A vacancy has risen for an enthusiastic and motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our team of qualified nurses, doctors, Occupational therapists and psychologist. Experience in caring for people with dementia is desirable but is not essential as training and support will be provided. The successful applicant will be expected to work day shifts and night shifts.
The role includes personal care duties for patients, physical observations and activities whilst working alongside the qualified staff to assess and plan care.
In return we offer an excellent induction and training package and the opportunity to work with a dynamic and passionate team.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Wendy Fortune, Ward Manager Beechwood Unit Tel: [Click here to apply] email: ( Email address removed )
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 recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.
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.
After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system
We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
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.
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