Job Search & Apply




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£31,900 - £37,455 DOE



Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bed high dependency recovery and rehabilitation hospital, located in Meanwood, Leeds.   We provide active and positive engagement for males aged 18 years and over, who experience a range of mental health disorders.

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.


As a Staff Nurse your primary duties will be to ensure that all patients are receiving physical healthcare assessments on admission, and that their care needs are commensurate with the assessment and consistent with pre-existing care plans; This includes obtaining relevant historical information, test results etc. in partnership with medical colleagues

• Documents all individual patient contacts in their Electronic Clinical record promptly, escalating information to medical and other nursing colleagues as required

• Provide briefing and support to Registered nurses at the site regarding the physical healthcare needs in general terms; This includes Chronic disease management; Screening programmes; Diabetes; Hypertension; COPD; wound management

• Provides training and support to staff regarding the use of physical healthcare measurement tools, eg Waterlow

• Provides training and support to relevant staff regarding Baseline physical observations, recording, interpreting and escalating

• Oversee the nursing care plans for patients with physical healthcare needs, providing training and supervision for newly qualified nurses regarding physical healthcare

• Liaise with primary Care services regarding individual patient needs relating to one or more of the following: Diabetic review; Hypertension management; Flu vaccines; Cervical smears; PSA testing; Mammograms; Anticoagulant monitoring; Thyroxine reviews and others as required; Ensuring that recall services are in place on a named patient basis

• Provide services to patients including ECGs; Phlebotomy; Wound care, alongside other members of the medical and nursing team

• Lead on IPC audits and ensuring any outbreaks, infection and notifiable diseases are reported and managed in accordance with Group and Divisional policy and the Code of Practice for IPC

• Act as a resource at site regarding IPC and medical Devices; This includes facilitating the correct audits, checks and actions in these areas are undertaken

• Develops and maintains a good professional relationship with patients, colleagues and visitors responding promptly and  courteously to requests, suggestions and enquiries.

• Helps to promote and to maintain an environment conducive to meeting the needs of the patient / relatives and carers

• Support Smoking Cessation programmes at site

• Actively lead Health Education and public Health initiatives that relate to the service

• Work as part of a network of Physical Healthcare nurses across the region, and division

• In conjunction with the Hospital SMT create a annual health promotion programme.

• Participate in clinical supervision and reflective practice at least monthly.

Division DBS info

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.

Closing Date