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Preceptorship Nurse




Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Burton Park provides specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury and stroke or a progressive neurological condition to reduce challenging behaviour and optimise functional skills.  Burton Park is a 50 bedded inpatient rehabilitation service, across three units and patients are supported to maximise their level of independence. 

A variety of care pathways can be offered, including intensive or slower stream neurobehavioural rehabilitation which can optimize patients living in the least restrictive setting.  As part of the intensive neurorehabilitation provided on-site at Burton Park, there is a large emphasis placed upon community rehabilitation in order to prepare the patient to move back to their local area as independently as is possible. Burton Park is situated in the historic town of Melton Mowbray, a thriving market town. Here patients can access local amenities such as a leisure centre, cinema, shops, restaurants and cafés to support their full rehabilitation programme. 

The TDT includes full time Neuropsychologists, Psychiatrists. Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Work along with Qualified Nurses and Rehabilitation Assistants. Outcome measures are routinely collected and individual’s progress tracked.

Burton Park boasts a range of facilities utilised by the TDT and patients as they work through their specialist individual rehabilitation plan.

Job Advert Role Description

The role:

To provide high quality evidenced based nursing care as part of a transdisciplinary team within a neuropsychiatry environment.  

Our Preceptorship Nurse/Staff Nurse role involves:

  • As a Preceptorship Nurse/Staff Nurse you will be working within a transdisciplinary team that includes a range of professional.
  • Contributing to the comprehensive assessment of a patient on admission.
  • Contributing to a holistic plan of care in partnership with the individual.
  • Contributing to a positive risk management plan.
  • Following induction, monitoring and reviewing individualised patient plans, within an evidence based framework with support from a senior nurse.
  • Prioritising, organising, and deploying under direction, resources to meet the requirements of the ward for the duration of a shift.
  • Committing to the promotion of basic living skills within a Rehabilitation Setting.
  • Contributing to the delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions as agreed by the transdisciplinary team.
  • Managing medication as per hospital policy.
  • Adhering at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Ensuring that core hospital policies are read.
  • Treating others with dignity, respect, honesty, integrity and fairness.
  • Communicating effectively with the team.
  • Working with a senior nurse to take charge of a shift
  • To be fully conversant and comply with current legislation and professional standards.
  • Commitment to completion of the PIC Preceptorship Pack

To be successful as a Preceptorship Nurse/Staff Nurse, you’ll need:

  • RMN/RNLD qualification


  • Completion of pre-registration course
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive role model
  • Drive to take responsibility for personal learning and development.
  • A focus on patient centred care
  • Ability to understand the need to be a team player
  • Ability to be self-motivated and flexible
  • Ability to problem solve and have a solution focussed approach.

Need to be committed to:

  • Personal learning and development.
  • Evidence based practice.
  • Values based practice.
  • Patient centred care.
  • Team player.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible.

NB: As part of your role you may be required to assist in the management of challenging situations including the management of violence and aggression. In those situations you may be required to utilise physical means managing the situation through ‘management of violence and aggression’ techniques.  As a result you will be required to undertake the preparatory training. 

This job description provides a general account of duties and responsibilities.  It may be subject to variation and amendment as necessary.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Preceptorship programme completed
  • Induction programme will be completed
  • Taking charge of a shift towards the end of the probationary process.
  • Core policies will have been read and reflected within personnel file.

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Care first – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefit

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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