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Ward Manager - Female DBT Ward




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£43,400 pa + £5000 Welcome Bonus over 3 years


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


You could join our team and receive a £5000 Golden Hello - Read below for more information.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, HDU Services and Acute care.


With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Ward Manager to join our team who has previous experience or further training and an interest in the field of DBT.


Amy Johnson is a 10-bed ward which provides expert, supportive individualised care to our female patients. We provide a specialist service which is dedicated to supporting females with personality disorders to help them manage their condition and acquire the skills to effectively manage their own emotions, be interpersonally effective and tolerate distress. This wards specialises in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is a combination of CBT techniques and mindfulness. At its core, DBT allows the patient to find a balance between the opposite concepts of acceptance and change, allowing them to experience validation of their own behaviours and emotions whilst simultaneously understanding that to see a change they need to make skilled and deliberate changes.


As the Ward Manager, you will be responsible for:

 - Managing the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience is in place for effective rota management.

 - Provide all members of the team with clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and mandatory training.

- Ensure the DBT theraputic model is followed and embraced by all clinicians within the team.

 - Ensure that all patients have clear care plans that reflect their personalised needs

 - Actively contribute to the recruitment and retention of staff at all levels

 - Ensure all clinical communication, records, reports and other patient related information is accurate and promptly delivered

 - Undertake clinical investigations when required

 - Actively contribute to patient therapy sessions (including DBT sessions)

 - Medicine management and ensure all Registered Nurses undergo competency-based assignments as part of their induction

 - Engaging with other members of the Ward and facilitate positive and efficient MDT working

 - Participate in the Level 2 on call rota


Qualifications and experience required:

 - Must be a fully Registered Mental Health Nurse

 - Must be currently registered with the NMC

 - Must have at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory/managerial position

- Experience of working within a DBT framework and or interest in developing skills and further training in DBT.

 - Excellent communication skills

 - Good computer and organisational skills

 - Show willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training


Some of the benefits we offer Qualified Nurses are:

 - Golden Hello Welcome Bonus (£1000 on joining, another £1000 after 6 month probation, and another £1000 after each year of service up to 3 years)

 - Subsidised Professional Membership and Registration

 - Up to £4000 relocation Allowance

 - Career Development through Staff Nurse Grading System

 - Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance

 - 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

 - A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

 - Life Assurance

 - Employee Assistance Programme

 - Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)

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.


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.

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