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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Up to £63,232


37.5 hours per week plus on call rota of 1:6

Job Advert Role Description

Are you passionate about great care and advancing your career?

An opportunity has arisen for an Advance Nurse Practitioner at the Priory Hospital Middleton St George.

The role provides a great opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to advance his/her career in developing further clinical skills in both mental and physical health as well as prescribing medication, while working with a highly motivated and dynamic team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Advance Nurse Practitioners, and other multidisciplinary team.  There is opportunity and expectation to join a weekly medical meeting/teaching and participate in quality improvement and clinical governance activities. There are also opportunities to enrol in other trainings for further development.


The Role of the Advance Nurse Practitioner includes but is not limited to:

  • Assessment of admissions and contribution to care planning
  • Deliver physical health care, conduct relevant investigations and treatments and respond to emergencies
  • Prescribe medication within their competencies
  • On call cover and cross cover of other APs
  • Good record keeping including preparation of reports (discharge summaries, CPA reports, referrals)
  • Daily emergency medical rota, seclusion and enhanced care reviews
  • Prioritise preventative healthcare to improve outcome
  • Participate in quality improvement activities including teaching



The successful candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification (RMN) with a Valid NMC PIN
  • Completion of the clinical skills training course would be desirable but not required however the candidate must be willing to work towards the course. 
  • Nurse prescriber, or working toward achieving this
  • Experience in physical health or general nursing would be an advantage
  • To be a team player and responsive to service needs
  • To be self-aware, seeking support and advice when required
  • Good listening and rapport building ability
  • To be able to organize and prioritise own time


The post-holder will participate in first on-call medical rota of 1 in 6. There is a consultant on-call for support.


For further details or informal discussion, please contact Dr Abebe Ejara (Deputy Medical Director) via 01325 333192.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 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. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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