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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£27,300 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert Location Description

Priory is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK.

We organise ourselves into four divisions – healthcare, education and children’s services, adult care and older people’s care – which together support the needs of more than 30,000 people every year.

Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Priory is dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. We understand that in order for people to achieve high quality clinical and educational outcomes they need individually tailored programmes, suiting their specific needs.

The Priory Group has established an unrivalled reputation for delivering a real and lasting difference for its service users.

Job Advert Role Description

The role of the Paramedic is to work as an effective member of the Multi-Disciplinary team, to promote the best interests of the patients and carers and ensure that prescribed care is effectively implemented. The service requires an individual to have the ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a psychiatric intensive care unit, in line with the protocols and policies of the Priory Group.


The post holder must always work within the scope of professional practice and under the leadership of the nurse in charge.  They will provide high quality care and minor injury treatment to patients with both primary care and acute mental health care needs in a CAHMS setting by playing an active part in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patients care.


The role requires the post holder to function autonomously and as part of a team always within the sphere of competency, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff.  The role requires the ability to assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and/or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals/external agencies.


Knowledge and experience


•           Paramedic with 2 years’ post registration experience 

•           Evidence of post registration continuing professional development.

•           Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality.

•           Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practice.

•           Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•           Experience of working within a team

•           Able to work within challenging and complex situations

•           Evidence of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels


What we offer:

  • Bank and Permanent contracts.

•           A competitive salary

•           Enhanced paid overtime

•           Free on-site parking

•           Starting 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased up to 30 days dependant on length of service)

•           Birthday Holiday - (Yes an extra day’s holiday for your birthday!)

•           Onsite highly subsidised restaurants

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Comprehensive continued personal development training

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           Enhanced Disclosure check paid

•           SMART Childcare Vouchers

•           SMART Pension

•           Employee referral scheme    

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.


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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