As part of the nursing team at a Barchester independent mental health hospital, you’ll experience the complexities of delivering clinical care in an environment that has been created specifically to give every patient the best possible outlook.
We strive to make each of our six hospitals welcoming and homely. We know that a positive, calm environment can make all the difference to our patients. They benefit from high quality, nutritious food, engaging and comfortable surroundings, and activities that are based around their individual preferences and abilities.
All of this means that when you join us as a nurse, the care you provide really will make a difference – absolutely everything in our hospitals has been designed with patients front of mind, and to empower you to do your job without unnecessary hurdles or distractions.
We have a wide range of opportunities for nurses. Some of our roles are about delivering one-to-one clinical care; others are about supporting the wellbeing of our patients in broader ways.
Your personal qualities will matter as much as your professional background here. Our patients have complex, long-term mental health conditions and may be detained under the Mental Health Act. That can mean dealing with antisocial or challenging behaviours, so your caring approach will need to be matched by your resilience and pragmatism.
It’s perhaps because this can be such a challenging environment that you’ll form such a strong bond with your colleagues. Our teams always go out of their way to support each other; they look out for each other and they have real camaraderie. These workplaces are characterised by mutual trust and empathy.
In every nursing role in every Barchester hospital, your work will make a tangible difference to the lives of our patients. This is a rewarding place to be in other ways too. We offer one of the best rewards packages in the care sector along with exceptional training and development. If you need specific training to help you manage particular conditions like Huntington’s disease, working-age dementia, schizophrenia and dementia with complex behaviours, we’ll make sure you have it.
This is your opportunity to use your nursing skills in an environment where they really will matter – to our patients and to their families. We think it’s a nursing career that will fulfil you like no other.