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The Retreat Current Vacancies

Employment opportunities at a leading provider of mental health services in York. Please see a list of current vacancies below.

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Male Complex Dementia
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  30 April 2017
  • Interview Date:  16 May 2017

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable individual to develop their skills and practice on the George Jepson Unit.

George Jepson Unit is a gender specific unit for older people (male), who require high levels of support to meet their needs in a person-centred and recovery orientated manner.  People who use this service generally have high risk challenging behaviour, needing frequent MDT support and skilled assistance to facilitate most activities of daily living.

Each of our services offer speciialised treatment, with permanent multidisciplinary staff teams trained to work within that framework.  we understand that each person who comes here for treatment has a unique recovery journey, and tailor the services to the needs of the individual by a process of shared planning and review of care, to allow a flexible and responsive approach.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse (RMN) who would like to expand their skills in Specialist Older Adults mental health.  Ideally applicants will have completed their preceptorship already with a real passion for older adult mental health.

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice, have good written, verbal and IT skills, and above all being able to demonstrate a passion for the work carried out at The Retreat.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Atkinson, Acting Unit Manager on Ext 2769 or email latkinson@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:-

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Support Worker - Older Adult Male Complex Dementia Service
  • Salary:             £14,625-£18,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  Full time (37.5 Hours per week)
  • Closing Date:    7 June 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

George Jepson unit provides care and treatment for men who have a primary diagnosis of a functional or organic disorder.  They present with behaviours which cannot be managed in a community or non-hospital setting due to the severity of their challenging behaviours.

The multidisciplinary team is experienced in understanding and resolving high risk, demanding behaviours in a dignified manner.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to support and help promote a team culture of enquiry and learning that enables individuals to openly question, reflect and learn from their practice.

To actively encourage patientss involvement in monitoring and commenting on the quality of the service provided on the unit leading to user focused quality improvement initiatives.

Applicants would ideally have experience of working in a Mental Health environment.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Atkinson, Unit Manager on 01904 404331 or email latkinson@theretreatyork.org.uk or Olivia Hillary on 01904 412551 Ext 2900 or email ohillary@theretreatyork.org.uk.  Please feel free to contact to arrange a visit to the unit.

Benefits at The Retreat attached.

Senior Staff Nurse (RMN) - Complex Female Personality Disorder Service
  • Salary:  £28,800-£32,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  25 May 2017
  • Interview Date:  2 June 2017

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support? Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT? This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team working in a unique and innovative environment delivering cutting edge, evidence based and clinically recommended approaches in providing care and support for females with a wide range of complex presentations including Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD and associated Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.  . As part of The Retreat's Specialist PD Pathway Adult Services, you will be working towards recovery with women who have otherwise struggled to engage with and in many cases marginalised by mainstream mental health services. We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice. . The underpinning model for the Kemp Unit will be Structured Clinical Management, and the programme will also draw on other clinical models, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). You will have the opportunity to be involved in delivering these therapies and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed to work in what can be a challenging but extremely rewarding environment. The unit will be the first of its kind to deliver this particular variety of evidence based therapies and interactions with a view to creating a "gold standard" service.

As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities and as part of what is a relatively new unit, you will also be involved in helping to shape what will be a revolutionary new approach to working with this client group. This will involve numerous research projects which we hope will influence similar therapeutic approaches across the country.

Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide a comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:

•Structured Clinical Management

•Motivational Interviewing

•KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder)

•Risk formulation and management

•Training in the models used on the unit including DBT and CFT

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support for our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and nights.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Matt Gilligan Unit Manager on 01904 404341 or email mgilligan@theretreatyork.org.uk for further details and an informal chat.  We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

 

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • An attractive Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme to purchase cars and electronic goods
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Newly refurbished Subsidised staff canteen (including free tea and coffee)
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
Staff Nurse (RMN) - Complex Female Personality Disorder Service (Kemp Unit)
  • Salary:  £23,700 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week 

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support?  Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team working in a unique and innovative environment delivering cutting edge, evidence based and clinically recommended approaches in providing care and support for females with a wide range of complex presentations including Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD and associated Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.  As part of The Retreat's Specialist PD Pathway Adult Services, you will be working towards recovery with women who have otherwise struggled to engage with and in many cases marginalised by mainstream mental health services.  We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice. 

The underpinning model for the Kemp Unit will be Structured Clinical Management, and the programme will also draw on other clinical models, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).  You will have the opportunity to be involved in delivering these therapies and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed work in what can be a challenging but extremely rewarding environment.

The unit will be the first of its kind to deliver this particular variety of evidence based therapies and interactions with a view to creating a "gold standard" service.

As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities and as part of what is a relatively new unit, you will also be involved in helping to shape what will be a revolutionary new approach to working with this client group.

This will involve numerous research projects which we hope will influence similar therapeutic approaches across the country.

Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:

  • Structured Clinical Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder)
  • Risk formulation and management
  • Training in the models used on the unit including DBT and CFT

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support of our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact Matt Gilligan, Unit Manager on 01904 404341 or email mgilligan@theretreatyork.org.uk for further details and an informal chat.  We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

 

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Eating Disorders Service (Naomi Unit)
  • £23,000 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week

Do you want to work in an environment that values excellent clinical skills and offers the opportunity to utilise your training to deliver practical hands on support? Do you wish that you worked in an environment that places a real value on therapeutic engagement, where your input genuinely matters and where you will be an essential member of a dynamic MDT? This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic experienced team, working in a unique and innovative environment delivering evidence based and clinically recommended approaches. The Naomi Unit is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Eating Disorder (QED) and achieve the Psychiatric team of the year award 2014 (working age adults).

The Naomi Unit is a modified therapeutic community providing care and support for females primarily with an eating disorder (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and EDNOS).  We also specialize in treating people with more than one diagnosis which may include Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff who have a passion for working with this client group and have a strongly person centred approach focused on real collaborative user involvement and practice.  The Naomi Program is a structured group program, based around the ‘Naomi Pathways to Recovery’, informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).   You will have the opportunity to be involved in these groups and full training will be given to help enhance the skills needed to work in what can be an extremely rewarding environment. As a nurse on this unit you will be responsible for shift management and will have keyworker responsibilities.

Although experience working with this client group is desirable, it is not essential, as we will provide a comprehensive training package for successful candidates, including:

•Physical Health Training

•Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

•Eating Disorders

•Phlebotomy (taking bloods)

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support for our employees and as such Clinical Supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and nights.

It is also suitable for newly qualified nurses. If you are interested in finding out more then please contact  Caroline Morgan, Unit Manager on 01904 404285 or email cmorgan@theretreatyork.org.uk or Karen Williams, Deputy Unit Manager on 01904 404335 or email kwilliams@theretreatyork.org.uk.  For further details and an informal chat.  We would also strongly advise a visit to the unit to meet with staff and clients to get a real sense of the inspiring practice the unit delivers.

 

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Acorn Programme
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week
  • Closing Date:  31 May 2017
  • Interview Date:  TBC

 

The Acorn Programme is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed residential Therapeutic Community.  The programme uses intensive psychological therapies, largely in a group setting, for women who engage in self defeating behaviours including self harm and disordered eating to cope with emotions and with relationships.  Many have experienced trauma or abuse.

Our approach to treatment relies on building collaborative relationships which enable a joint attempt to understand the behaviours and to find alternative ways to manage the underlying problems.

It is essential that the candiate be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, ideally have successful completed their preceptorship already, who has obtained registration with the NMC.  You need to have a mature outlook, be a thoughtful person who is willing to think psychologically and with a genuine interest in working with this patient group in a way that promotes responsibility and choice.  We can offer specific training in DBT as well as offering you the opportunity to develop your skills in group work, in building therapeutic relationships and in managing risk through collaboration.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For informal enquiries, please contact Catherine Beynon-Pindar on 01904 404298 or email cbeynon-pindar@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Staff Nurse (RMN) - Mixed Gender Specialist Mental Health Rehabilitation Service (Strensall Unit)
  • Salary:  £23,000 - £27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week

 

Do you want to work for an organisation that has a strong focus on staff development and places service user experience at the centre?  If so The Retreat is probably for you.....

Strensall is a pleasant community based mixed gender unit with 20 beds for older adult rehabilitation.  The long-term rehabilitation focus of the unit affords staff the opportunity to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships and undertake psychologically informed interventions.  The unit places a strong emphasis on meaningful occupational engagement and has strong links within the community.

The facilities include a 15 bed main building with common lounge areas, enclosing garden area, and a rehabilitation kitchen.  On site there is a 2 bed bungalow and a 4 bed bungalow both in the immediate vicinity of the main building.

Care on the unit will be delivered according to individualised treatment plans, and includes the option of progressing to a more independent living in a step down facility as part of a stepped care pathway for older adult rehabilitation.

The unit provides a therapeutic environment, facilitating structure, predictability, and an individualised person centred approach to achieve long term stabilisation and improvement of positive and negative symptoms.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our team.  You need to be able to demonstrate a mature outlook and be a thoughtful person who is willing to think psychologically and with a genuine interest in working with this patient group in a way that promotes responsibility and choice.  Ideally have successfully completed their preceptorship already, however, newly qualified will be considered.  The Retreat offers a broad range of opportunities for staff to develop clinically and you would join us at a time of some exciting developments across The Retreat as a whole.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • be able to demonstrate their leadership in promoting high standards within a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts

For informal enquiries, please contact Carmel Joyce, Unit Manager on 01904 499160 or email cjoyce@theretreatyork.org.uk or Wendy Overton, Deputy Unit Manager on 01904 499160 or email woverton@theretreatyork.org.uk.  You can discuss the position and even arrange a visit to the unit to meet staff and clients.

Staff Nurse (RMN) - Older Adult Female - Katherine Allen
  • Salary:  £23,000-£27,800 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week (part time will be considered minimum of 22.5 hours per week)
  • Closing Date:  30 March 2017
  • Interview Date: Tbc

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the team on Katherine Allen.  Katherine Allen is currently undergoing change and developments towards a female dementia specialist unit, where we will offer individualised care for female patients with a dementia diagnosis that present with high levels of behaviours that challenge and complex needs.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate a genuine passion and interest within this specialised area.  They should be able to demonstrate knowledge, and the importance of individualised formulation of care.  The post holder will provide evidence of ability in relation to medicines management and working within NMC guidelines.

The post holder should have person centred approach and a calm, empathetic style of working whilst demonstrating ability in promoting activity, social inclusion and autonomy for our patient group.  The ability to effectively manage risk and show resilience in dealing with challenging situations that can occur is vital to this post.

The Retreat has links with the local university and is able to offer training and modules for career development as well as opportunities for external training relevant to this specialist area.  We also offer a structured preceptorship package within the unit to guide and support newly qualified nurses.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to high standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • be able to demonstrate their leadership within a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate
  • be on the live list of mentors or willing to undertake this training where required

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Dawn Rutland, Unit Manager on Ext 2016 or email drutland@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Subsidised Staff Cafeteria
  • Reimbursement of Professional Fees
Staff Nurse Opportunities - RGN, RNLD
  • Salary:  Starting from £23,000-£27,800 per annum
  • Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week (part time will be considered minimum of 22.5 hours per week)

Who are we?

The Retreat York is a specialist, independent mental health hospital and a not-for-profit organisation.

We work closely with the NHS and local authorities to care for people with complex and challenging needs across six service lines.  We provide care for up to 80 patients in an open and calming environment designed to enable recovery and independence.  The hospital sits in 40 acres of beautiful grounds close to the University of York and is a peaceful place for our patients and a great place for our staff to work.

The hospital specialises in:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Complex Dementia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Outpatient services including specialist Autism and ADHD

Why choose us?

On a professional level:

  • We have an excellent reputation.  Both locally and nationwide
  • We have excellent outcomes
  • We are an open hospital that encourages patients to be mobile and get better sooner
  • We provide excellent supervision and support
  • We provide opportunities for you to work across pathways, gaining a breadth of experience

On a personal level:

  • We invest in your future with a focus on Learning and Development including on the job training and opportunity to take external qualifications
  • Excellent pay and rewards
  • Our staff have an opportunity to devleop meaningful therapeutic relationships with our patients and pay an active part in their long term recovery plan

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For further enquiries or to arrange a visit, please call the HR Department on 01904 404270 or email hr@theretreatyork.org.uk

 

Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses - To work Night Shifts

Who are we?

The Retreat York is a specialist, independent mental health hospital and a not-for-profit organisation.

We work closely with the NHS and local authorities to care for people with complex and challenging needs across six service lines.  We provide care for up to 80 patients in an open and calming environment designed to enable recovery and independence.  The hospital sits in 40 acres of beautiful grounds close to the University of York and is a peaceful place for our patients and a great place for our staff to work.

The hospital specialises in:

  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Complex Dementia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Outpatient services including specialist Autism and ADHD

Why choose us?

On a professional level:

  • We have an excellent reputation.  Both locally and nationwide
  • We have excellent patient outcomes
  • We are an open hospital that encourages patients to be mobile and get better sooner
  • We provide excellent supervision and support
  • We provide opportunities for you to work across pathways, gaining a breadth of experience

 On a personal level:

  • We invest in your future with a focus on Learning and Development including on the job training and opportunity to take external qualifications
  • Excellent pay and rewards
  • Our staff have an opportunity to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships with our patients and play an active part in their long term recovery plan

This position involves working night shifts. This includes enchancements.

 

Psychologist - Complex Female Personality Disorder

Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist / Specialist Psychotherapist Post – Kemp Unit , The Retreat, York

•             Salary:  Up to £42,000 per annum dependant on experience

•             Hours of Work:  37.5 Hours per week (job share welcomed)

•             Closing Date:  25th May 2017

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an experienced  Clinical / Counselling Psychologist  or suitably experienced psychotherapist with a special interest in Complex Female Personality Disorder, Trauma & Dissociation. The work will be based within a specialist adult female inpatient setting working with a multidisciplinary team. The unit’s underpinning structure is relational & attachment based structured clinical management (SCM), further supported by the use of Emotions (integrative aspects of IPT, DBT, CBT),  IPT Skills, Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation, Compassionate Mind CFT & Psychoeducation approaches

You will work individually with clients to achieve pre-admission assessments of suitability, specialist assessments and formulation on admission, support ongoing weekly case formulation meeting, be part of the provision of group psychological interventions and where appropriate focused time-limited  1-1 interventions. You will support the provision of the SCM approach on the unit, and be responsible for the co-ordination of the weekly staff skills training and CPD.

Weekly team supervision is provided on the unit and you will be supported in individual monthly supervision alongside any specific therapy supervision for ongoing accreditation purposes. The CPD and training availabe is extensive and will be provided to you as needed. 

You will be an appropriately registered and experienced Clinical / Counselling Psychologist or Accredited Psychotherapist and must have experience of working with complex client groups and within an MDT. You must have the ability to provide supervision and training.

For informal enquiries, please contact Kim Bevan on 01904 412551 Ext 2026.

Benefits at The Retreat include:

 

  • ·         An attractive Contributory Pension Scheme

 

  • ·         Free Car Parking

 

  • ·         Generous Holiday Entitlement

 

  • ·         Staff Discount Scheme

 

  • ·         Salary Sacrifice Scheme to purchase cars and electronic goods

 

  • ·         Childcare Vouchers

 

  • ·         Employee Assistance Programme

 

  • ·         Subsidised staff canteen (including free tea and coffee)

 

Volunteer Befriender - Strensall Unit

Volunteer Befriender - Strensall Unit

Where:  The Retreat, Strensall, Charles Court, Northfields, Strensall, York, YO31 5XP

 

Any Afternoon every three weeks.

We are looking for a Befriender for a patient at The Retreat Strensall to provide up to an afternoon every three weeks top provide friendship and companionship by visiting on the unit to spend time with a patient and sometimes accompany them out in to the community.

The role can offer you:

  • Friendship and a companion
  • Personal development - developing communication and interaction skills
  • Challenge - team working, working within a mental health setting

Supervision and support will be provided throughout and the adequate training that is needed will be offered by The Retreat.

Travel expenses will be covered.

Please see the Volunteer Role description and volunteer specification for further details.

Any queries, please ring Becky Elliott on 01904 499160.

We will really appreciate and value your support and time with this role!

Dietitian - Specialising in Older Adult Mental Health
  • Salary:  £25,000-£28,000 - dependant on experience
  • Working Hours:  Full time - 37.5 hours per week (job share/part time hours would be considered)
  • Closing Date:  31  May 2017
  • Interview Date:

Do you want to work in a place where your professional input as a Dietitian is valued, where there is a focus on and time to build therapeutic relationships with your patients, and where you can work in a person centred way?  This may be the job for you. 

We are looking for a dietitian wishing to specialise in Older Adult Mental Health.  An opportunity has arisen in our Complex Older Adult Mental Health Services, where you will have the chance to develop your expertise in complex dementia care, complex mental health rehab and long term support pathways.  You will work alongside our specialist nursing teams and MDT including OT, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Psychiatry and Social Work.  You will autonomously manage a Dietetic caseload alongside other opportunities including developing staff training in the Food First approach, working with the catering team to provide training and support to develop our special diet provision as well as supervision of our Nutrition Link Workers and the Nutrition Risk Screening Tool.  You will receive clinical supervision and support from the Lead Dietitian as well as the opportunity for group supervision on the units. 

The working hours are flexible, applications for full time or part time hours would equally be considered.  Applicants for the full time post would have the additional opportunity to develop some expertise in eating disorders under the supervision of our Lead Dietitian and Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian.  You would gain experience of working with our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team on the Naomi Eating Disorder Unit which includes a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Consultant Psychiatrist and Specialist Nurses with access to a Specialist Physiotherapist and Social Worker.  The unit is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) and was honoured to be the Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Psychiatric Team of the Year’ in 2014. 

In addition to this there are wider opportunities within the organisation to be involved in service development, research, catering development, clinical audit and staff and patient education depending on your personal interests.  The team and wider organisation is small enough for individual contributions to make a genuine difference so your ideas and input can influence individuals, the team and the organisation. 

The Retreat is a charitable, not for profit provider of specialist mental health care, that has an excellent reputation which spans over 200 years.  The hospital sits within 40 acres of beautiful grounds, close to the centre of York.

For further enquiries, please contact Helen Williams on 01904 404267 or email hwilliams@theretreatyork.org.uk.  We do advise you arrange a visit to The Retreat.

Benefits at The Retreat are attached.

 

 

Senior Dietitian - Specialist Eating Disorder and Personality Disorder/Trauma Services
  • Salary:  £26,000-£35,000 - dependant on experience
  • Working Hours:  Full time - 37.5 hours per week (part time hours would be considered)
  • Closing Date:  31 May 2017
  • Interview Date:  Tbc

Do you want to work in a place where your professional input as a Dietitian is valued, where there is a focus on and time to build therapeutic relationships with your patients, and where you can work in a person centred way?  This may be the job for you. 

Due to recent team changes, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to work as a Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian across our Eating Disorder Services and Personality Disorder/Trauma services.  We are looking for someone with experience of working with Eating Disorders in an inpatient or outpatient setting.  The working hours are flexible, applications for full time or part time hours would equally be considered.

You will work as a key member of our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team on the Naomi Eating Disorder Unit which includes a Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Consultant Psychiatrist and Specialist Nurses with access to a Specialist Physiotherapist and Social Worker.  The unit is proud to be accredited as excellent by the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) and was honoured to be the Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Psychiatric Team of the Year’ in 2014.  You will autonomously manage your own dietetic caseload, contribute to collaborative MDT and CPA meetings and lead on the pathways relating to eating, as well as developing the Nutrition Education programme.  In addition to this you will contribute to the Dietetic service provision within the Personality Disorder Services, alongside the Lead Dietitian.   You will provide clinical supervision to the Junior Dietitian and Nutrition Link Workers.   You will receive support and supervision from our Lead Dietitian who specialises in Eating Disorders and Personality Disorder, as well as having access to group supervision on the individual units. 

There are wider opportunities within the organisation to be involved in service development, research, catering development, clinical audit and staff and patient education depending on your personal interests.  The team and wider organisation is small enough for individual contributions to make a genuine difference so your ideas and input can influence individuals, the team and the organisation. 

We are a values-based organisation and our ideal candidate would demonstrate these values, particularly demonstrating a collaborative approach to dietetic intervention.  The ability to form good therapeutic relationships is key and the role requires the candidate to be a strong and consistent voice within the multi-disciplinary team.   

The Retreat is a charitable, not for profit provider of specialist mental health care, that has an excellent reputation which spans over 200 years.  The hospital sits within 40 acres of beautiful grounds, close to the centre of York.

For further enquiries, please contact Helen Williams on 01904 404267 or email hwilliams@theretreatyork.org.uk where you can arrange a visit to The Retreat.

Benefits are attached.

 

Deputy Unit Manager - Older Female Complex Dementia
  • Salary:  £34,340 per annum
  • Working Hours:  Full time - 37.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:  31 May 2017
  • Interview Date:  8 June 2017

The Retreat Hospital in York is a charitable not-for-profit provider of specialist mental health care.  Established over 200 years ago, we work closely with the NHS to provide services for people with complex and challenging needs and have an excellent reputation for providing care and treatment of the highest quality.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the management team as Deputy Unit Manager on Katherine Allen unit which provides care and treatment for women who have a primary diagnosis of functional or organic disorder.

As part of The Retreat's Specialist Older Adult Services, the team is experienced in understanding and resolving high risk, demanding behaviours in a dignified and respectful manner for ladies who has complex mental health needs, with the values of The Retreat at the core of service provision.

we are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and innovative candidate to join our established and well respected unit at The Retreat, who is able to demonstrate a commitment to service development with the Unit Manager and who has the following attributes:

  • A knowledge of working with older people who have complex mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours
  • An awareness of budgetary demands
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to ensure the unit runs effectively and efficiently in the absence of the Unit Manager
  • The ability to represent the service within wider organisational forums
  • To have sound working knowledge and skills in the provision of person centre care

As a Deputy on the unit your role will include the following:

  • Provide leadership and role modelling to the staff on the unit, on a day to day basis
  • Undertake line management and clinical supervision responsibilities
  • To have a clinical case load - including keyworker responsibilities
  • To stand in for the Unit Manager when required
  • The role will be divided between managerial and clinical duties

As an organisation we recognise the need to provide support for our employees and as such clinical supervision is offered and supported by the organisation.

This position involves shift work including early, lates and nights.

For informal enquiries, please contact HR Department on 01904 404270 or email hr@theretreatyork.org.uk.

Benefit of The Retreat are attached.

 

The Retreat is an Equality employer. Our aim is to be fair to everybody and to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives more or less favourable opportunities or treatment on the grounds of, for example: age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality (subject to nationality rules), sex / gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or religious affiliation / belief, part-time working, trade union membership and duties.

All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


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