Job Description

Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses

We provide mental health and learning disability services to adults, children and young people across East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove. We have been awarded an overall rating of ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed ‘outstanding’ for being caring. We offer the following services:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Inpatient Services
  • Specialist services, such as perinatal mental health and early intervention in psychosis
  • Secure and Forensic Services
  • Dementia Services
  • Learning Disability and Neurobehavioural Science

As a Trust we cover a wide geographical area of the southeast of England that includes Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Bognor and Chichester, and inland towns such as Crawley and Horsham with superb links to London. We also have smaller rural hubs throughout Sussex, providing a wide and interesting range of locations and opportunities.

We welcome applications from nurses who hold a Mental Health degree certificationorregistered nurses who have experience in Mental Health nursing and have been working in a mental health setting.

You will initially join as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker whilst undertaking OSCE training to enable you to successfully complete your OSCE exam to gain full NMC registration. You will be provided with the necessary support from a dedicated education and pastoral care team to prepare you for the programme ahead.

Our support offer includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • 3 months Trust accommodation
  • Full OSCE training programme
  • Transport & accommodation to the relevant OSCE centre
  • One funded attempt to pass your OSCE (subsequent attempts would be funded by yourself)
  • Full professional and pastoral support throughout your application process, OSCE and induction into the NHS
  • Fully paid VISA and flights to the UK (plus other reimbursements)
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities supported by our Continued Professional Development programme

Upon successful completion of your OSCE and registration with the NMC you will then join the Mental Health Nurse workforce.

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.

To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family.

To act as a primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care.

To co-ordinate shifts and provide supervision for support workers and students.

To be part of our growing team of Internationally Educated Nurses, bringing experience, knowledge and passion for nursing to our services, helping us to deliver the best nursing care to all of the communities we serve.

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