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Bank Registered Mental Nurse, The Dene

Hassocks, West Sussex

Job Description

There’s no doubt that working in mental health can be hugely rewarding. Here at The Dene, run by Partnerships in Care, it’s particularly fulfilling experience, thanks to the range of wards (which now include acute wards, as well as already well-established low and medium secure female services). There’s also the fact that our service users include both men and women. It means you get to hone your skills (and learn new ones), while enjoying real variety in your day-to-day working life. Above all, you’ll get see the impact that a high standard of long and short-term care can have on many, many lives.

Our Bank RMN role involves:

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

Promoting professional development within the team.

To be successful as a Bank RMN Nurse, you’ll need:

  • Registered Mental Nurse qualifications
  • 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
  • A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.

In addition we have:

  • Career development – progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Free car parking (at most sites).

Hourly Rates of:

Mon-Fri day £1860

Mon-Fri night £2090

Sat/Sun £2090

About us

Partnerships in Care is an equal opportunities employer and one of the largest and most experienced independent providers of secure and step down care across the UK for mental illness, learning disability, personality disorder, brain injury and autistic spectrum disorders. The organisation covers the length and breadth of the UK, with over 1400 placements in 32 hospitals. With close to 30 years of experience and over 4,000 staff, we help mental health patients and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments.

The Dene supports patients with varying needs in its female medium secure, low secure and acute wards, and male acute ward. 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.

The Dene is renowned for its work in the field of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and schema therapy with women to support them through their care pathway via the secure and acute inpatient service for women with high dependency needs and through to the community via the inpatient rehabilitation service at Pelham Woods in Dorking.

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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