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Director of Clinical Services

Reference

PRI60790

Location

Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£58,000

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!

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 Role Description

Reporting into the Hospital Director, the Director of Clinical Services (DoCS) forms part of the hospital Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the hospital. The post holder will ensure the highest level of patient care is provided to all patients. 

Responsibilities of this role:

Leadership:

Full managerial responsibility for the effective operation and delivery of clinical services through a large team of permanent colleagues and bank workers providing clinical care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Budgets & Equipment:

Delegated authority for the clinical services budget and for the care, security and maintenance of equipment and other consumables within the hospital.

Information:

Responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patients records, data and information. Ensuring that good quality patient documentation which meets regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

Safeguarding:

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

Please see the attached document for a full job description.

What we need from you:

  • A registered with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England
  •  A recognised post-registration qualification together with full membership / accreditation of a relevant professional institution and evidence of continuous professional development
  • A detailed understanding of statutory regulations is essential
  • Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvement
  •  Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills essential
  •  Forward thinking, proactive and creative
  • The ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment
  • High levels of integrity and boundaries

Experience we're looking for:

  • Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a mental health environment; minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent
  • Experience of managing a clinical budget
  • Strong background within leadership and people management
  • Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment
  • Strong track record of innovation.

What you can expect from us:

As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we recognise and reward you for your contribution. To support this, we've created a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. Our benefits are flexible and tailored to the individual, but here's just some of what is on offer:


• Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Free parking at every site
• Health and wellbeing support through our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
• Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
• SMART Pensions - Opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an extra contribution into your pension. The result? We both save on National Insurance payments and you end up with an overall increase in your take-home pay
• Cycle scheme - Get a tax-free bike with equipment and pay monthly from your salary, generating a cost saving of up to 42%
• Computing scheme - Buy the latest technology at no more than the RRP using salary exchange whilst spreading the cost over 12 months
• 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 with us
• GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months and use your membership at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK

 

Division DBS info

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.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 

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

Closing Date

30/06/2022