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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Inpatient Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 354-AB-20003-H

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Mill View Hospital, Brighton & Hove
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum / pro rata

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 excited to announce that there are now New Nurse Associate positions available at Mill View Hospital, as part of an expansion of our inpatient team. You must have or be working towards the required qualification (NMC-approved nursing associate programme.) for this role.

You must meet the following criteria before applying for this role:

  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register •Educated to a minimum level 5 Foundation degree level specific to nursing associate practice Within our hospital, we have 5 wards and a hospital place of safety and we are currently able to offer positions on two of these wards.

Caburn ward

A 20 bed female acute ward. It has had a challenging year for the team on Caburn but full of improvement, which has been driven by a skilled, caring and passionate team- There has been a drive to improve both patient care and staff welfare as well as job satisfaction, which has been reflected in staff and patient feedback.

Supervision: Supervision has consistently high for the last 6 months on average between 90-100% completion.

Reflective Practice: There is twice weekly reflective practice facilitated by the ward psychologist with the option of a one to one reflective session

Team Meetings: There has been a consistent team meeting held by the ward leadership that is held weekly

Safewards: This has started on Caburn, with a number of interventions in the implementation phase which is really exciting. Safewards is a new model of care designed to reduce conflict (aggression, rule breaking) and containment (coerced medications, restraint and seclusion) in our acute adult mental health inpatient units.

Training: There is a huge variety of training, including some specialist training in personality disorder which is a 2 day course. As a member of the team, you would be supported and encouraged to go on a number of different training opportunities.

Here at Mill View hospital, we are proud of each of our wards teams, yet what makes us special is how as a hospital, we work together as a team to provide outstanding care to those that use our services.

Our hospital vision statement and commitment "Is to listen and to look after each other whilst creating a safe space for everyone" Lets be brave, curious and creative together and be proud of what we can achieve.

We value the importance of supervision and on-going training and development. Local to Brighton and Hove, we have weekly bite sized training for nurses and each of our wards are committed to regular team away days. We hold daily hospital safety huddles and we are quite unique that we always have a senior nurse (B6 or B7 out of the numbers) on duty 24 hours a day to provide additional support and leadership.

We would welcome you to make contact with us to arrange an informal visit and see for yourself some of the really great work that is taking place here in Brighton and Hove.


We would welcome you to make contact with us to arrange an informal visit and see for your self some of the really great work that is taking place here in Brighton and Hove.


If you choose to apply, please state which ward you are interested in working on.

For more information and to arrange to meet one of our ward managers or matrons, please contact;

Alex Rhind, Matron


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.

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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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