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Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Stump Lane, Springfield, Essex, CM1 7SJ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£45,668 - £51,393 per annum



Job Advert - Division Information

About Us:

Situated within three acres of landscaped grounds, Priory Hospital Chelmsford is an independent hospital that specialises in the treatment and management of adults and adolescents with a range of mental health problems. There is a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

We provide expert treatment for the following services:
• Eating disorders
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health
• Addiction services

Job Advert Location Description

Why Priory?

  • Free onsite parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • Priory Benefits  


Job Advert Role Description

Outline of the Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed, enthusiastic and motivated Ward Manager to join our 16 bedded Eating Disorder ward at the Priory Hospital Chelmsford.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding
  • Commitment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Be highly motivated
  • Delivering high quality care,
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Commitment to maintain excellent customer care and outstanding reputation.
  • Provide the highest standard of nursing care & be a role model to junior staff
  • Co-ordinate all clinical aspects of the ward & ensure co-operation between clinical departments
  • Implement clinical & administrative policies, procedures & regulations
  • Ensure compliance by others of policies, procedures & regulations
  • Support staff through debriefs, appraisals, training, meetings & development of evidence/ research-based practice
  • Participate in the managers on-call system to provide the first point of contact for ward-based staff, outside of normal working hours
  • Lead by example to ensure consistently high standards of clinical care & documentation
  • An experienced RMN/RNLD with a current Pin Number
  • Committed to delivering improvement strategies across all aspects of clinical service provision
  • Familiar with in an inpatient setting in EDU
  • Experienced in managing change, leadership initiatives, motivating & developing others
  • Open, compassionate, honest & resilient
  • Capable of undertaking audits, developing, following-up & ensuring completion of action plans
  • Well informed of the Mental Health Act 1983 & the latest nursing practices
  • Focused on patient recovery to monitor, manage & reduce risk
  • An understanding of the needs of the young person and their families and carers. Providing support to the Charge Nurses, junior staff and the multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants must also have a proven track record  of effective nurse leadership and also have a minimum of 3 years senior nurse experience.

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