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Nurse Lead in Psychosis - CAMHS




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£30000 - £33000 pa

Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Location Description

Are you looking to take the next step in your career or looking for a new organisation that will enable you to make a difference?  If yes, then now is the time to join the team at Southampton Priory.


The Priory Hospital Southampton is situated within 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the New Forest.  There is plenty of on-site parking and staff meals are offered at a small cost.  The Priory Hospital Southampton received an OUTSTANDING rating in Caring and was rated GOOD overall in their last CQC inspection in June 2019.  The report on CAMHS stated that the "young people said that "they felt safe on the ward and the staff treated them well".  It also noted that the leadsers on the service "had the integrity, skills and abilities to run it".





Job Advert Role Description

The Kingfisher Ward (CAMHS) is in an exciting phase of development, working closely with the local provider collaborative and working towards QNIC accreditation.


We require a nurse with experience in managing Psychosis or a special interest in the area and looking to develop their expertise.  The successful candidate will be patient centred and have the clinical ability to provide a high quality evidence based service, and the leadership skills to support the nursing team.  You will be working closely on a daily basis with the following professional groups: Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Family Therapy, Social Work, Activities team and the Education department.


As a Specialist CAMHS Practitioner - Early Intervention Lead you will have previous experience from the NHS or private care sector and will be a dynamic individual with a flexible, proactive approach.  You will be responsible for developing the qaulity of care provided by the team and specialising in care for patients that present with Psychosis.


Your responsibilities:

* Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision.


* Supervision of junior and nurse staff


* Developing a treatment pathway for patients that present with Psychosis


* Is aware of and can follow local and national guidelines within the hospital framework and can effectively share this with the nursing team.


* Actively supports and contributes to effective Multi Disciplinary Working.


To be successful in the role, you will:


* be a Registered Nurse with the NMC

* have at least 1 year's experience post-registration in Mental Health

* be a trained mentor

* have clinical supervision experience, training desirable

* have evidence of Continued Professional Development and intent to maintain and develop Continued Professional Development and leadership

* have good computer skills

* have effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.


Our benefits are flexible and tailored to each individual staff member.  Some of the benefits we offer you include;

* A competitive salary

* Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* Birthday leave

* Continuous Professional Development opportunities

* Pension scheme with a Priory contribution

* Your Priory, Your Benefits+ - Our shopping discount site where you'll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works at the Priory Group.

* Enhanced Maternity Pay in line with NHS

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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