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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Location Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.

We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community.

Job Advert Role Description

To Provide Clinical Management and Leadership to the ward team, this includes being a highly visible role model and leader. The post-holder has responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the highest standards of care. The role will act as a senior clinical member of the team, providing advice and support as well as overseeing and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.


• Manages the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave and training arrangements.

• Has full oversight of the nursing staff rota and is the authorised individual to ensure rota management and e rostering standards are maintained and are effective.

• Ensures that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and complete mandatory training.

• Addresses shortfalls in development and ensures that training and performance issues are addressed.

• Recognises and rewards positive performance by the nursing staff, commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.

• Acts as a highly visible role model, mentor and leader, creating a culture that promotes learning, development, inquiry and professionalism, celebrates achievements and shares learning to the benefit of the ward, hospital and wider division.

• Disseminates implements and monitors compliance with relevant policies and statutory requirements of the hospital, division and group.

• Takes appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.

• Ensures that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient. This includes the safe and effective planning for discharge from the hospital.

• Ensure the ward has clear procedures and processes to support the safe and effective running of the ward at all times, including the nutrition of patients, cleanliness of the environment; using tools such as Quality walk rounds to assist.

• Actively lead on the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.

• Ensures that clinical communication, records, handovers, reports and other patient related information is conveyed and recorded promptly and accurately.

• Develops and maintains strong and effective working relationships with all clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

• Makes sure that the physical healthcare needs of patients are assessed and managed effectively, alongside their mental health and psychological needs equally.

• Promotes and applies the requirements of diversity and equality.

• Undertakes and completes clinical investigations, complaints, and HR investigations, ensuring these are completed thoroughly, promptly and to a high standard.

• Ensures that the legislative frameworks regarding the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Libertiesis applied in accordance with Company Policy, and National Requirements.

• Is responsible for Medicines Management in their Clinical Area/Ward, and ensures that all Registered Nurses under go competency-based assessments as part of their induction and facilitates an open and transparent framework for managing medicine errors.

• Liaises with Ward Pharmacist and acts promptly regarding items identified by Pharmacist Audits, or other requirements.

• Ensures that Incident reporting is completed promptly and takes corrective action where required, engaging colleagues in the process, where appropriate.

• Leads Team Incident Reviews; make sure that staff receive incident debriefs in a timely way. A REAL AND LASTING DIFFERENCE FOR EVERYONE WE SUPPORT

• Engages with other members of the Ward MDT, to facilitate positive and efficient MDT working.

• Deputises for the Director of Clinical Services as required.

Knowledge / Education / Skills

• Be currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a first level nurse or with the Health and Care Professions Council

• At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant care setting.

• Appropriate registration or experience required for the ward

• Willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training and development relevant to your area of practice in management and leadership.

• Trained and current Assessor/Supervisor.

• Computer literate.


• Have been a registered practitioner, working in clinical settings that are relevant to the post

• Evidence of continuing professional development

• Experience of clinical audit and/ or service improvement based on evidence desirable

• Experience of working in an environment that requires the ability to manage multiple priorities

• Has been a supervisor of nursing or care staff


The post-holder is required to have a clear and positive communication style both verbally and non-verbally; they will be required to provide written and verbal information in a succinct manner in a way that is understood by those that they are communicating with; they will need to provide information by email, but use this as a tool when appropriate and not as an alternative to face to face or verbal communication unless circumstances dictate this


Leadership The post-holder is responsibility for the leadership in a Ward area, in particular that of Nursing staff, but also contributes to the effective working of the Multi-Disciplinary team; The post-holder is also a member of the hospital leadership team

Budgets & Equipment The post-holder is responsible for the efficient and effective use of nursing resources; and all resources in the ward area that contribute to patient care. This includes Medicines management in the ward, equipment, activities material for patients use, all furnishings and fittings and the overall cleanliness and safety of the ward, bring any issues or concerns to the attention of the Director of Clinical Services promptly, and taking corrective action

Information Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient records, data and information. Ensuring good quality patient documentation, which meets the Regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.


All Priory Group colleagues have a responsibility to safeguard the individual’s we care for, these may be adults and children or individuals connected to the people Priory Group supports. Colleagues must ensure they are aware of the local child and adult safeguarding policies and procedures in their service, in addition to who to contact within the Local Authority Safeguarding Team for further advice. All colleagues are required to attend safeguarding training appropriate to their role and to undertake additional training in associated areas.

Diversity and Inclusion

Respects and applies the requirements of diversity and inclusion, promoting and role modelling these across the team Safeguarding A REAL AND LASTING DIFFERENCE FOR EVERYONE WE SUPPORT

Working Environment

The post-holder is based in a ward, and will be required to work a mix of 60% supernumerary time and 40% of their time will be engaged in clinical activity to meet the requirements of the ward. Within this will involve working some shifts as required by the service and to enable the post-holder to undertake some aspects of their role Upholding the

Company Behaviours

This provides some guidance on the types of conduct to support the Company Behaviours Behaviour Evidence Putting People First

• Strives to ensure every colleague is able to make a positive and lasting difference to Service Users and their families

• Actively seeks to develop the potential of every service user and staff member Being Supportive

• Celebrates success and supports colleagues through difficult times

• Demonstrates loyalty to colleagues, manager and team Acting with Integrity

• Is honest and respectful in all interactions with colleagues and customers

• Demonstrates emotional control

• Ensures accurate recording of any transactions and interactions on all company documentation

• Challenges poor performance and behaviours Being Positive

• Promotes the company in a positive way at all times

• Strives for positive outcomes, especially when times are challenging Striving for Excellence

• Always puts service quality first

• Shares and encourages innovation

• Keeps on top of new developments in the sector


Please note the role will require 60% supernumerary and 40% clinical.

Competitive salary

25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service

Extra Service Annual leave awards

An employee assistance programme

Free meals/refreshments when on duty

Free car parking

Flexible Benefits Packages

NMC Payment in full

CPD top up

Donation to a charity of their choice

Storm front scheme

Eligibility for a blue card (NHS)

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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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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