Registered Mental Health Nurse - Female DBT Ward
Knowing that you're making a difference to people's lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.
The Dene Hospital 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, PICU 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. If you were successful in applying to work with us, we offer a comprehensive orientation and training programme to equip you will the knowledge and skills required to provide our patients with the highest quality of care.
With on site parking, meals provided whilst working, free use of our onsite gym and easy access to vibrant Brighton and London what's not to like…
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 our specialist Amy Johnson Ward and will make an effective contribution to providing high quality care to our patients. Here we are able to provide specialist DBT services, where we support females with personality disorder manage their condition and acquire the skills to effectively manage their own emotions, be interpersonally effective and tolerate distress.
Amy Johnson provides an intensive, year-long programme of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). All staff within the team take part in the therapeutic agenda by facilitating the group programme, delivering DBT Skills Coaching to service users and maintaining the general behavioural milieu of the unit. As such, relevant training and group supervision is available to staff in understanding and working with Personality Disorder, and utilising a DBT approach, along with on-going consultative support from the Ward Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrist to ensure the whole team acquire skills and understanding of therapeutic principles.
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.
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.
- Registered Mental Health Nursing qualification
- Completed Pre-registration or Preceptorship
- NMC registration beneficial
- Computer literate
- Working within a secure clinical setting, relevant to the post
- Experience using DBT is advantageous
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 £2000 relocation Allowance
- Career Development through Staff Nurse Grading System
- Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
- Life Assurance
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Career development
- Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)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 po