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Charge Nurse - PICU




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £40,289 pa (+£5000 Welcome Bonus)



Job Advert - Division Information


Job Advert Role Description

Charge Nurse
Burgess Hill Hospital

Are you the best? If so we want you to work with us. We are looking for the brightest and most talented nurses to build leading NHS services at Priory Burgess Hill. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled Charge Nurse to join our team and help run our Male PICU Ward (Wendy Orr).

We are seeking to be a responsive and innovative hospital that places care at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We are looking for people who are ready to learn and keen to develop who have an ability to adapt to evolving change in order to facilitate excellent clinical care.

We will support and help you to grow and become the best you can be and you will help us to grow to be a leading light in mental healthcare through innovation and high expectation.

To underline this commitment to you there is a £5000 welcome bonus and further incentives for introducing your colleagues and friends.

We also offer

  • Up to £40,289 per year
  • NMC Payment in full
  • 33 days holiday and your birthday off
  • Free on-site parking and meals
  • Sponsorship of professional development and higher learning
  • £250 Contribution towards annual CPD
  • Support with your Revalidation
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Relocation expenses
  • Range of additional benefits including gym membership, IT technology and private healthcare.

What you will be doing

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Hassocks BN6 9LE, is located 10 minutes (train/car) from Brighton and is on the main Brighton to London (Victoria/London Bridge/Kings Cross) rail line. It is situated in a semi-rural location on the fringe of Burgess Hill in Sussex.

We currently provide the following services

  • Female Low Secure
  • Male PICU
  • Male Acute

We also plan to open a female PICU and develop another 2 specialist services on site to compliment the package of care currently available. We want you to be part of that journey of planning, developing and delivering.

Due to these development plans there will be opportunities to develop either in operational management or into clinical lead practitioner roles alongside management.

You will have a strong voice as members of established and experienced MDT to deliver outstanding care to our patient population ensuring that every patient journey is underpinned by the experience of empathic, compassionate and outcome focused care in a safe environment.

What you will bring


  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD) with 2 years of post registration experience


  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk
  •  A recognised mentoring certificate (desirable)

For an informal discussion please contact Reuben Evans, Hospital Director. 




Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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