Charge Nurse

Location
Hassocks
Salary
£36,702 per year
Posted
15 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Ref
PRI18269-710
Contact
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Function
Charge Nurse
Job Type
Permanent

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

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)

As a Charge Nurse at The Dene you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals making an effective contribution to providing high quality care to our patients.

You will be supported to work within an identified career development pathway and will be supported with Peer Review, Clinical Supervision, mentorship and Appraisal.

Our Charge Nurse role involves:
  •  Being a clear leader for the Nursing team and managing shifts
  •  Providing high quality care in acute wards, low and medium secure wards, with  patients suffering from personality disorders and enduring mental illness; and  acute episodes of illness
  •  Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise 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
  •  Mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team
  •  Promoting professional development within 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:
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • A recognised mentoring certificate
  • The ability to assess and teach junior staff
  • A proven ability to co-ordinate care, prioritise tasks and manage Health & Safety issues
  • The drive to learn and develop
  • A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice
Some of the benefits we offer Qualified Nurses are:
  • Golden Hello Welcome Bonus (£500 after 3 months, £650 after 9 months and £950 after 18 months)
  • Up to £2000 relocation Allowance
  • Free car parking and Free meals whilst on duty
  • 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
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free meals/refreshments when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Private Dental Cover
  • Flexible Benefits Packages
  • £250 Contribution

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