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Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£42,688.00 - £48,393.00 dependant on experience



Job Advert - Division Information

Nelson House is a modern and spacious 28 bedded locked rehabilitation recovery mental health service providng care for men of adult working age with mental illness. By having a focus on the development of skills for independence the unit provides a positive step for patients, many whose next step will be living in the community. It helps patients learn new ways of managing their conditions and symptoms with the aim of helping to prevent any future relapse. For patients with challenging behaviours, Nelson House helps them to learn skills to change their response to anxiety and distress.  

Job Advert Location Description

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, reliable and creative Ward Manager to join our Nursing Management Team, which will include working 1 nursing shift per week. 

Nelson House is a CQC rated Good rehabilitation and recovery orientated mental health unit situated on the South Coast of England. We are currently looking for a motivated and passionate individual who will be responsible for managing all aspects of nursing responsibilities on a day to day basis.

Our Ward Manager role involves:

Supporting others to support vulnerable men to reach their full recovery potential

•  Being a clear leader for the Nursing team and managing shifts

•  Providing high quality care in a rehabilitation and recovery setting for men suffering from enduring mental illness

•  Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise patient engagement

• Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights  of others and promoting ethical practice

• Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the  individual, and monitoring patient progress

•  Mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team

• Promoting professional development within the team


The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the co-ordination of the quality and management of nursing care and the clinical environment on the wards whilst ensuring that the unit complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards.

Main responsibilities include:

• Managing the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place.

• Ensures that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision

• 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.

•Ensures 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.

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

• Is responsible for Medicines Management in their Clinical Area/Ward

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

You will be currently Registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse, with at least 3 years experience. You will be computer literate with experience of quality compliance monitoring. Being  a trained and current mentor will be an added advantage. 

Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, childcare vouchers, on-going access to supervision and access to occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service. 

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