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Full Time
Rutland Gardens, Hove
£24,214 - £30,112 / year

Job Description

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.

Due to the carer progression of one of staff nurses, An opportunity has arisen at Rutland Gardens specialist Rehab and Recovery in-patient unit, for a highly motivated, hardworking and compassionate staff Nurse with a passion for Recovery in mental health nursing. Rutland Gardens is suited to a newly qualify Nurse or one with experience.

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, with experience of working in a client centred way and looking for a supportive and dynamic place to work at then Rutland Gardens could be the place for you?

At Rutland Gardens, our priority is engagement and positive outcomes for our services users, ensuring that they and their family/friend carers are at the heart of everything that we do. As a Nurse, you will be given the opportunity to work in a creative and innovative way; your ideas will always be heard. A strong primary Nursing and carer engagement ethos is essential.

If you share these values, then Rutland Gardens is the place for you.

You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including leadership, sound clinical skills, compassion and self-reflection, effective Staff supervision and appraisals, some roster management, empathy, self-awareness and an understanding of the Mental Health Act. The Nurses here work in a pro-active and recovery focused way aimed at providing excellent quality of care in a safe and comfortable environment for our services users.

We work on a foundation of honesty and openness, and use our skills and experience to support our service users through their recovery journey(s) whilst working towards their safe discharge to the community.

We can offer you access to Our Preceptorship Academy, support for newly qualified Nurses, Leadership and Management Training, mentorship training, Quality Improvement ( QI) projects , regular supervision, continuous professional development and a supportive team to nurture your skills and talent. Working at Rutland Gardens will also mean that you are a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team working in collaboration with our service users, their families, and other professionals, internal and external multi-agencies.

Our Team consists of, Staff Nurses and Charge Nurses, Support workers, A Peer support worker, Occupational Therapists, A Housekeeper, Consultant Psychiatrist and A ward manager. Each member of our team, along with our service users and family/friend carers is as important as the other, and bring their unique skills and knowledge into all aspects of our work.

This post offers the Trust's £2000 Golden Hello for band 5 or 6 Nurses, or a relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 (subject to terms and conditions).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Trina Taylor

ward manager

Rutland Gardens

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Lauren D'Souza

Clinical Lead Nurse Manager

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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 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.

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.

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