Mental Health Nurse
As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioral 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 organization 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.
Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?
We don’t just talk about putting our employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort which is why 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.
At Lakeside View, we pride ourselves on our family values and treating each other with respect, valuing contributions and a real team effort for improving patient experience.
The Job Opportunity
A unique opportunity to work in a unit where extensive MDT support is offered to the patients and colleagues alike. You will work alongside a team of professionals including Ward Managers, Charge Nurses, Doctors, Support workers, Therapist, Activity Coordinators and the Senior Management Team. As a Nurse at Lakeside View, you will care for patients with acute mental health needs who are admitted to us for assessment and treatment.
Lakeside View is a 28 bedded hospital in Willenhall and our 3 small acute wards add to the community feel of the hospital:
Finch Ward - 12 bedded male acute ward
Robin Ward - 8 bedded male acute ward
Swan Ward - 8 bedded female acute ward
The aim at Lakeside View is to provide a person centered approach and therapeutic environment, which promotes collaborative care planning to optimise treatment goals. Right from the point of admission, our aim is to support patients to be discharged safely back into the community where they can continue to progress towards recovery in a less restrictive environment.
Patients are usually referred to Lakeside View from local NHS trusts and we pride ourselves on excellent working relationships with patient, families and external agencies to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway in order to promote individuals' recovery and facilitate discharge. In order to maximise recovery, interventions offered include a wide range of therapeutic approaches, combining psychiatric and cognitive behavioural perspectives with occupational therapy, psychology, leisure and recreational activity.
Valid NMC registration
Our Nurses work flexible shift patterns of long days (7:30am – 7:45pm) and nights (7:30pm – 7:45am), working 7 shifts over a 14 day period
Experience in mental health services is desired but not essential - we are happy to consider applications from RMNs & RNLDs
Evidence of post registration continuing professional development
A positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Knowledge of NMC standards guidelines and professional practices
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice
You will be well supported within your role, with a strong focus on continuing professional development
6 month preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses
Day shifts are supported by Ward Managers and Charge Nurses and night shifts are supported by Night Managers
There is a managers on call system (on call Manager and Senior Manager) our of hours
We have a Junior Doctor based on site 24/7 as well as Speciality Doctors and Consultant Psychiatrists within working hours, and an on call Consultant Psychiatrist (out of hours)
Access to funded CPD courses relevant to the role
Ability to undertake your Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor training in partnership with Wolverhampton University
Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
Free access to RCNi
Your NMC registration will be fully funded
Opportunity to support Nursing students
Opportunity to progress through our career pathway – opportunities include developing to Charge Nurse, Night Manager, Ward Manager
Opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital – eg. Safeguarding lead, equality & diversity lead
Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc
Company pension scheme
An extra days holiday to have your birthday off
Free meals on duty
Access to a pooled wellbeing fund which is used to improve health and wellbeing of the team at Lakeside View
Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks, breakfast and fruit
Relocation package can also be offered
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. HCIndeed@priorygroup.comDisclosure
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.