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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?
We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort. So 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.
Are you?

A driven and dynamic Nurse?
An experienced RMN wanting to return to the profession after a career break?
Wanting to make a difference to someone’s life?
Ready for a new challenge?
Wanting to work with the best nurses in the UK?

If you’ve answered yes to the above then get in touch with our nurse Recruiter Natalie Nash today on 07715 063371 and make the first step towards your exciting future with The Priory.

Kent House is a Low Secure Mental Health Hospital for young women 12 to 18 years of age who are detained under the Mental Health Act. It also has an Ofsted Registered school attached dedicated to support the young people with all aspects of education.

The service, on the outskirts of Orpington, has close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

We provide compassionate care for the young women admitted in a supportive environment adhering to the principles of Positive Behaviour Support, underpinned by thorough risk assessment and management. We are members of the Royal College of Psychiatry Quality Network for CAMHS.

We are seeking nurses who want to work in a dynamic and supportive environment who can work collaboratively with young women who have complex needs. Nurses who will take up their roles to lead in the design and delivery of care with colleagues as members of an MDT.

The role:

You will be central to providing high quality care within a Rehabilitation setting. The patient group may consist of Personality Disordered, Enduring Mental Illness and Learning Disabilities

You will work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete appropriate competency development portfolio.

Our Staff Nurse role involves:
Contributing to the comprehensive assessment of a patient.
Compiling a holistic plan of care in partnership with the individual.
Compiling a positive risk management plan.
Monitoring and reviewing individualised patient plans, within an evidence based framework.
Contributing to pre-admission assessment of referred patient
Contributing to the development of Health Care Workers
Prioritising, organising, and deploying under direction, resources to meet the requirements of the ward for the duration of a shift.
Committing to the promotion of basic living skills within a Rehabilitation Setting.
Contributing to the delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions as agreed by the interdisciplinary team.
Managing medication as per hospital policy.
Adhering at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct.
To be successful for the higher level nurse positions you would be expected to take on a higher level of responsibility in the above tasks; beyond monitoring, reviewing and contributing. You would also need to be able to undertake the role of supervising and managing staff.
To be successful as Staff Nurse, you’ll need:
Completion of pre-registration/ Preceptorship
Drive to take responsibility for personal learning and development.
Experience of working in a similar environment and role
A focus on patient centred care
Demonstrable experience of being a team player
Ability to be self-motivated and flexible
For higher level nursing position strong Leadership and management of people skills
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
Competitive salary
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
An employee assistance programme
Free meals/refreshments when on duty
Free car parking
NMC Payment in full
£5000 Welcome to Priory bonus
Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs), paid as a lump sum
Moving less than 100 miles up to £2,000
If more than 100 miles up to £4,000
To be repaid if individual does not complete probation & leaves
Payment into the pension scheme
CPD top up
Donation to a charity of their choice
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 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.

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.

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