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Registered Nurse Associate posted by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time
Chapel Street Clinic, Chichester
£21,089 - £23,761 / 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.

Are you an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who is looking to take the next step in your career development? Then this could be the job for you. An exciting opportunity for an additional Clinical Team Leader role has arisen within the Chichester Assessment and Treatment Service.

The Chichester Assessment and Treatment team has an excellent skill mix of new and established staff, who work with both patients, families and carers' within the Coastal-Sussex area. We are looking for a passionate, committed mental health professional that have an interest in gaining experience within a leadership role. You will be committed to maintaining and improving service delivery for individual’s who have complex mental health needs whilst delivering care and treatment to the highest quality.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will need to be able to communicate and work with staff from a variety of professional backgrounds and a have a compassionate, holistic and person-cantered approach to this exciting post. The Clinical Team Leader will provide clinical and operational leadership to a team of staff to ensure the service is Caring, Well Led, Safe, Effective, and Responsive to service user’s needs. The role provides an opportunity to develop a broad portfolio of relevant skills and competencies whilst experiencing support within an established management structure. All of your skills and formal learning will be fully supported and developed through management, clinical supervision and training opportunities.

It is an exciting time for Community Mental Health Teams and we are looking at how we can shape our teams to deliver outstanding care to patients and communities we serve in the future.

We are looking at new roles to work alongside our existing core multidisciplinary teams and keen to create an opportunity to incorporate the Nursing Associate.

We are looking for someone who is dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we care for and someone who can embrace the innovation and challenge of taking on a new role in the teams.


Read on.

The Nursing Associate will bring a breadth of knowledge and skills to the Community Mental Health Team, working independently under the leadership of registered nurses, providing nursing care and delivering all aspects of the nursing process. This includes undertaking a full range of routine care tasks as directed by the registered nurse and delivering care for patients who are experiencing a range of complex mental health needs in the community.

On starting your new position you will join the Preceptorship Academy programme which includes study days, support and development opportunities. There will also be openings to develop your career which may include a pathway to become a registered nurse. This will be dependent on the trust supporting the development of this training pathway

This Nursing Associate role is based in Bognor Regis/Crawley with our community teams.

A bit about us:

We are proud of the specialist mental health and learning disability services we deliver in the South East of England and are lucky to do what we do in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. You’re never far from the coast or an area of outstanding natural beauty. We know that location plays a huge part in work life balance.

We live by our values at Sussex Partnership – People First, Future Focussed, Embracing Change, Working Together, Everyone Counts. They guide the way we behave and how we want people to experience us; whether as someone who works here, works with us or uses our services.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracy Leeson

Chapel Street Clinical ATS team leader/RNMH.

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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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