Location
Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
Salary
Up to £16,146 per annum
Hours
37.5 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

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About The Priory Group

The Priory Group of Companies is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK. Our purpose is: To make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

The Priory Group has three operating divisions: Healthcare and Partnerships in Care (following a merger in December 2016), Education and Children's Services, and Adult Care (formed when Amore and Craegmoor merged in April 2017).

The Group currently treats more than 70 different conditions through a nationwide network of over 400 facilities that support service user’s health, care, education and specialised needs and include:

  • Complex care and neuro-rehabilitation facilities
  • Mental healthcare hospitals and clinics
  • Medium and low secure facilities
  • Specialist schools and colleges
  • Supported residential facilities and homes
  • Care homes for older people

Our Core Values

Priory staff from across the UK have chosen the behaviours that we aspire to. They are what we expect from each other and what you can expect from Priory as an employer. The behaviours we aspire to are:

  • Putting people first: We put the needs of our service users above all else.
  • Being a family: We support our employees, our service users and their families when they need us most.
  • Acting with integrity: We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect.
  • Being positive: We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.
  • Striving for excellence: For over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide.

Our history

The Priory Group can trace its history back to 1872 when Priory Roehampton was converted into a hospital. Over the following decades, the Group acquired more hospitals and diversified its services. In 1993 the Priory Group moved into specialist education services with the purchase of Jacques Hall Foundation, then an adolescent therapeutic community, in Manningtree, Essex.

Our older peoples division, Amore Care, was established in 2009. In 2011, the Priory Group gained Craegmoor, which specialises in autism and learning disability services. In 2014 we opened the first Wellbeing Centre in Fenchurch, London, and acquired the Castlecare Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority funded children’s services. Castlecare, part of our Education and Children's Services division, delivers high quality services across children’s homes and specialist schools. In September 2015 we acquired Life Works, one of the leading clinics for behavioural care in the UK. Life Works joins Priory Healthcare to continue supporting people with mental illnesses. In December 2015 we acquired Progress Care, a leading provider of specialist education and care in Lancashire. Progress' service for young adults became part of Craegmoor, and its children's service joined our Education and Children’s Services division.

In mid-February 2016, the Priory Group formally became part of Acadia Healthcare, one of the leading providers of behavioural care in the world.

On 30 November 2016, Priory merged with Partnerships in Care, another UK based healthcare company owned by Acadia. This saw 66 sites, with a total of 1,890 beds, join Priory’s divisions.

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Job Advert Role Description

The role:

We are currently looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants to join our mixed CAMHS Ward and our CAMHS High Dependency Unit.

The CAMHS unit will be caring for 12 - 18 year olds who have severe and critical needs.  Our aim will be to work quickly to assess their needs and give them the care they need to enable them to go back into the community.

The new PICU is a service for patients who have a severe mental illness and are in the acute phase of that illness. The service also treats patients who have a dual diagnosis and have a complex presentation.

Our PICU services specialise in the treatment of patients who cannot be managed in acute settings, transfers from other PICU units and the prison services. The service will excel in treating the most complex individuals with a person centred approach and comprehensive risk management.

We are looking for motivated and skilled people who are committed to putting the needs of our service users above all else, delivering the best possible results and changing the lives of those in our care. This fast paced, acute environment, will appeal to those who enjoy working in a challenging and rewarding setting.

You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. You should be prepared to work in an environment that can be very demanding and unpredictable.  It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience within a healthcare setting desirable
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Quality orientation

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option

 

Division DBS info

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.

Disclosure

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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