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Full Time Charge Nurse




Abbey House, 49 Hanley Road Malvern Wells West Midlands WR14 4HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information


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Job Advert Location Description

Abbey House provides a specialist psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery service for 25 men aged 18 years or older with enduring mental illness and/or personality disorder. We support the needs of both detained and voluntary patients and can manage patients with complex needs, including those with a history of offending.

Job Advert Role Description

To take an active role in management of the ward/unit under the supervision of the Ward Manager and Hospital Director, and to take charge in their absence. Participate fully with the clinical team and undertake direct patient care.

Promote and maintain a professional working environment, ensuring a high standard of care at all times, assisting with evaluation through clinical governance and audit.

Generally working to agreed short and medium term objectives derived from the clinical services plan. Judgement, decisions and professional advice will have some impact at local level but will report to the Ward Manager on a regular basis.

The role holder will have experience within a related operational or professional environment, including experience of managing staff.

Day-to-day supervisory responsibility for staff undertaking similar roles at various levels, to provide quality patient care. In liaison with the Ward Manager/HD, identify training needs for staff.

You will need to hold a current NMC registration as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) and provide evidence of continuing professional development.

You must have up to date knowledge of clinical practices and a strong understanding of relevant regulatory care compliance.

You will be required to lead a team, identifying any potential issues and effectively implement problem solving techniques to promote a therapeutic relationship between all disciplines and individuals in our care.

You will be an active member of the MDT and will provide recovery focused care for the patients at Abbey House.

Shifts run from 07:30am to 19:45pm and 19:30pm to 07:45am with 1.5 hours break. 

Developing and reviewing of care plans and continued assessment of psychological, social and physical need are requirements of the role and building an effective rapport with our patients is essential in developing professional relationships.

You will need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team and prioritize workload.

If you are passionate about delivering first class rehabilitation psychiatric care we would love to hear from you.

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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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