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Staff Nurse Mental Health/Learning Disability




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£31,500 -£37,227 per annum plus enhancements + £5000 Welcome Bonus


37.5 hours per week (part-time hours are available)

Job Advert Role Description

About Priory Hospital Middleton St George

With a CQC rating of ‘Good’ (July 2021) the Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in extensive grounds close to Darlington, County Durham 40 minutes from the coast, 30 minutes from the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the cities of Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The seven wards of the hospital provide individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs, including adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours. Staff wellbeing and recognition is a priority with various events held throughout the year to thank staff for their contribution and commitment to the hospital. The hospital’s grounds are also used for various events such as sports days and barbeques for patients, carers and colleagues.

As well as free parking on site, free meals on shift, and access to an on-site gym, there is a staff lounge with excellent facilities for breaks.

Job Profile

Deliver high quality, service users focussed care
Participate in the development of new services and care pathways
Support the local implementation of the Group Nursing Strategy
Engage in continuous quality improvement within your service

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities

Registered nurse with active NMC PIN
Newly Qualified nurses welcomed as Preceptorship can be offered
Relevant clinical experience
Demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practise.
Excellent verbal , interpersonal and written communication skills


Priory Healthcare Benefits

Excellent salary
Free on-site parking
Free meals on duty
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
Enhanced maternity pay
Contributory pension scheme
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
Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
Leadership & management development
Long service award
Refer a friend bonuses
Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)


Additional benefits for nurses at The Priory Hospital Middleton St George

Welcome bonus
Fully funded DBS
Fully funded NMC registration
Return to Practice support
Mentorship experience
Management and Leadership development opportunities


Are Registered Mental Health Nurses Superheroes?


At Priory Group, you don’t have to have superhuman powers to be a hero in our eyes. We want the care our nurses provide to our service users to be super. As a mental health nurse at Priory you’ll be part of a company that is supportive and has your welfare and interests at heart. Mental health nursing is a tough but rewarding career and we want to make sure that our relationship with you is a long-term thing, not a flash in the pan.


It takes a genuine desire to help other people, along with a lot of dedication and compassion to be a Mental Health Nurse. In return, we want to make sure you get the reward you deserve which is why we offer market leading salaries as well as bonuses and benefits, you’ll get job satisfaction and we’ll support you to develop your skills and grow with the company via our Career Pathways programme. You’ll get to build therapeutic relationships with the people you care for so you can help them through their difficult time and find ways to take control over their own health. It’s a chance to make a real and lasting difference to someone.


At Priory, you’ll be joining the UK’s largest provider of high quality mental health care with around 350 services across the country. Since joining forces with rehabilitation specialists, MEDIAN, we aim to be the leading European provider of mental health and rehabilitative services. By joining us, you’d be key to helping us bring the best of MEDIAN and Priory to our patients and residents.


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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.


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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