Location
The Dene, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time
Salary
£27,824.00 - £33,153.00 per annum
Hours
37.50 hours per week. Shift work - working days, nights weekends and bank holidays.
Job Advert Location Description

The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There’s also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.

We are renowned for our work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs. 

Our clinical programmes focus on:

  • Rehabilitation on-site and in the community and include programmes specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their health

 

We have also have an overall rating of Good from the CQC ( January 2017)

Job Advert Role Description

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse at The Dene you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals. You will assist and support staff in the management of the ward and will make an effective contribution to providing high quality care to our patients.

You will be supported to work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete an appropriate competency development portfolio. You will be supported with Peer Review, Clinical Supervision, Mentorship and Appraisal.

Our RMN role involves:

  •  Providing a high standard of care to people with mental illness and personality disorder
  •  Developing therapeutic relationships to optimize patient engagement
  •  Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights of others and promoting ethical practice
  •  Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress
  •  At a more senior level, you’ll also need to lead shifts as well as mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team

To be successful in this role you will need to be committed to Personal Learning and Development, Evidence and Values Based Practice and Patient Centred Care. You will need to have excellent team working skills and be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach.

Qualifications:

- RMN / RNLD / RMNH

Experience:

-Pre-Registration - complete / Preceptorship

Some of the benefits we offer Qualified Nurses are:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Extra Service Annual leave awards
  • Career development – progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free meals/refreshments when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • NMC Payment in full
  • Sign on bonus
    • £500 on joining & £1,000 on completion of probation
    • £500 to be repaid if individual does not complete probation
  • £1,500 e-voucher code for The Priory Benefits portal to be redeemed on various items including discounted shopping, red letter days, gym membership etc
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs), paid as a lump sum
    • Moving less than 100 miles up to £2,000
    • If more than 100 miles up to £4,000
    • To be repaid if individual does not complete probation & leaves
  • Payment into the pension scheme
  • CPD top up
  • Donation to a charity of their choice
Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description
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