Location
Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
Salary
£29,000-£32,000 dependant on experience
Hours
37.5
Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Bristol

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and is a 73 Bed Hospital with 7 various Wards varying from Addictions, Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntington’s and Dementia.

We are currently expanding our service with the addition to a newly built 12 Bed Psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to open in October 2017. 

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Deputy Ward Manager to deliver first class care to our patients. You will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues.

The Role

You will work as Senior Nurse in a Ward or equivalent area ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, their families and visitors.

Key duties:

  • Applies relevant policies and statutory requirements within the ward and hospital framework of governance and communicates requirements to the wider team.
  • Ensures that risk is assessed and managed across the immediate and wider working environment and that statutory requirements are met.
  • Respects and applies the requirements of equality and diversity, promoting and role modelling these across the team.
  • Identifies deficits in skill mix and safe staffing levels and acts to address these.
  • Supervises a defined group of team members and contributes to their overall CPD, mandatory training and appraisal process recognising the skills required across the team. This will also include addressing any performance issues that are below the expected standard.
  • Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision.
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates therapeutic interventions within an overall care programme, enabling people with mental health and or learning disability needs to develop coping strategies.
  • Actively supports and contributes to effective Multi Disciplinary Working
  • Engages in collaborative problem solving, supporting and encouraging clients to take ownership of issues, identify problems and to develop solutions to them based on their own needs and preferences.
  • Contributes to the process of collaboratively assessing and acting on risks of harm, danger and abuse.
  • Is named nurse for a small group of patients, acting as Associate nurse for colleagues when on duty, and is a regular shift leader.
  • Provides Clinical Supervision to a group of defined nursing staff
  • Undertakes Lead roles for the ward, as agreed with the Ward manager
  • Deputises for the Ward manager as required
  • Adheres to all National, Company and local standards, policies and procedures

Experience Required

  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Trained Mentor
  • Clinical Supervision experience essential, training desirable
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development and intent to maintain and develop Continued professional development and leadership
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience in Mental Health or Learning Disability services
  • At least 3 years, or equivalent experience post-registration

What we offer

  • Comprehensive continued personal development training with an additional £1000 to spend on CPD within your first year of service*
  • Up to £1000 relocation allowance*
  • Excellent salary
  • Many benefits in line with the NHS
  • Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities including:
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Improved CPD application & panel process
  • £250 Contribution towards CPD
  • Leadership & management development
  • Support with your Revalidation
  • NMC Payment in full
  • Long service award 
Job Advert Role Description

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.

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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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