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Ward Manager Adult Acute




Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Circa £38,470.00



Job Advert - Division Information


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Job Advert Location Description

Set back within 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the tranquil environment of the Priory Hospital Southampton offers therapeutic and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services.

Priory Hospital Southampton provides 40 beds across 3 wards.  The  services provided at the hospital include a young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.

We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a ward manager to lead our 17 bedded Adult ward

You will

.         Lead and manage a team of Healthcare Assistants and Nurses

•           Be Primary nurse responsibility for an allocated caseload of patients.

•           plan and implement nursing care of individual patients paying particular attention to areas of nursing risk management.

•           Will work 60% super numeracy and 40% in the staffing numbers.

•   Attend clinical team meetings and CPA reviews, actively participating in Multi-Disciplinary assessment and treatment planning.

•           Assist in the co-ordination of nursing activity over a 24-hour period to include adequate rostering, grade and skill mix provision.

•           Attend department/ward meetings as directed. To actively participate in the planning of service developments.

•           Work closely with the Director of Clinical Services, accepting joint responsibility for nursing operations.

•           Be prepared when needed to deputise for the Director of Clinical Services in his or her absence.

•           Provide supervision of staff, and development of nursing interventions within the unit to improve quality.

•           Promote understanding of Clinical governance within the ward nursing team.

•           Promote understanding of and engagement in the principals of Recovery.

•           You will be required to work a 60/40 split

For more information on this vacancy please contact Clare Mounce, Director of Clinical service on 02380840044.

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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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