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Ward Manager

Reference

PRI30832

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

up to £42,000 per annum

Hours

37.5 hrs p/wk

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 Role Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

 

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 97 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 5 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver recovery and rehabilitation services which include a specialist female Personality Disorder service and we will open two new purpose built PICU units (one male one female) early in 2019. Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence. Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.

Of most recent note we have been assessed as "outstanding" by the CQC in November 2018 and we aim to continue to improve on our levels of performance and care delivery throughout 2019 and the coming years. 

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantially motivated, experienced and skilled Ward Manager to work for The Priory Hospital Middleton St George reporting directly to the Director of Clinical Services.

 

This opportunity is to lead Thoburn Ward a 22 bedded, mixed gender acute facility. It is a highly challenging environment that requires the manager to display critical skills in delegation and management of the largest staff team on our site. Thoburn ward is a very busy acute facility and has significant input for the site as a whole in meeting our required performance targets around census and budget. It requires energy and commitment to lead and guide the team in an environment that regularly sees 400 admissions per year. Although this is a fast paced and challenging environment it is a very rewarding experience.

 

As the clinical lead in this environment you will provide Clinical Management and Leadership of the full nursing team on the Ward, this includes being a highly visible role model and mentor to the nursing team. You will have responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the highest standards of nursing care. The role will act as a senior clinical member of the team, providing advice and support from a nursing perspective and oversee and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.

 

The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills along with a strong drive to develop the dedicated nursing team within the therapeutic milieu. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within a talented multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for ensuring that the nursing team possesses the skills, knowledge and motivation to offer and deliver the highest quality of care to service users with complex mental health and their families.

 

The successful candidate must possess excellent clinical, team and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to develop the hospital's service model. The successful candidate should be RMN qualified and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a related management role. You need to be able to demonstrate the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment with 24 hours responsibility for staffing. The successful applicant will be a forward-thinking manager, who will lead staff by example.

 

The successful candidate will provide Clinical Leadership for nursing team and build relationships with Commissioners whilst ensuring the CQC regulations, outcomes and judgement framework adhered to at all times.

 

In return the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a prestigious and dynamic Healthcare organisation at an exciting time of growth. Your contribution will be recognised and rewarded with job satisfaction, a productive working culture and opportunities for structured professional and personal development.

 

What we’d like to give you:

•  A competitive salary

•  Disclosure check cost coverage

•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with service)

•  Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•  Free on-site parking

•  Access to our on-site gymnasium

•  Online benefits and cashback rewards

•  Cycle to work scheme

•  SMART Pension option

 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

 

Visit our website www.priorygroup.com to apply or call Paul Walsh, Hospital Director on 01325 333192 to discuss this exciting opportunity further.

 

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019

Interviews will be held in the week of the 14th October 2019

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.

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.

Job Description

Ward_Manager_JD.pdf

Closing Date

30/09/2019