Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS
Chalkhill, Haywards Heath
Competitive salary
11 Jan 2021
20 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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 Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

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

We are looking for Band 6 Nurses to join our compassionate and friendly in-patient team within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) . No previous CAMHS experience required. Golden hello or relocation expenses of £2000. Full or part-time hours available.

Chalkhill Hospital is a modern , purpose built 16 bedded facility located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. We are the only NHS Tier 4 C.A.M.H.S. in-patient service in Sussex and offer a unique and rewarding experience supporting young people to recover at a critical time in their development so they have the best chance to succeed in life. You will be working primarily on our in-patient ward, and will also gain experience in our Health Based Place of Safety (for young people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act). You will develop a broad range of skills supporting young people experiencing low mood, OCD, autism, eating disorders, emotional difficulties and psychosis.

If you have not previously worked in CAMHS, don't worry! Many of your skills from other acute settings will be transferable and we will provide training to meet any learning needs identified in your appraisal.

You will be closely supported by our Ward Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and other Charge Nurses, to lead the nursing team in maintaining high standards of care, providing evidence based practice, and implementing practice development initiatives.

We understand that looking after our staff's health and well-being leads to safer services and better experiences for our young people, and so actively promote supervision, reflection, training opportunities and team away days. We are always looking for different ways to support our staff and, for example, are currently offering free acupuncture sessions.

We are located just 20 minutes away from Brighton, and are extremely fortunate to have both the seaside and the Sussex Downs National Park on our doorstep. The opportunity to relax outdoors has been invaluable to us all during the pandemic.

We receive consistent feedback from both substantive and temporary staff that we are a really compassionate, friendly and fun team to work with. So, come and join us!

This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions)

We work shifts to cover the 24 hour care period, including nights and weekends.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Steve Bradford (Matron) 07785924904 Mon - Fri


Vicki Barwood (Ward Manager) on 07770 703997 Tues - Fri

Twitter: @ChalkhillH

Instagram: @chalkhill_h'

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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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