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Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic about working with patients with Eating Disorders to join our friendly and well-established team on Skylark Ward. An exciting opportunity as the ward expands from 11 to 13 bedded.  

Responsibilities include -

Assists qualified staff with the assessment and implementation of individual patient care plans undertaking routine tasks and activities as directed to facilitate the wellbeing, dignity and treatment of all patients.
Provides practical support and responsive care to patients who require assistance with meal times and supervision after meal times
Observes and monitors the wellbeing of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff/the primary nurse and documented as appropriate.
 Provide specific interventions with patients as delegated by a Registered Nurse, and following training and competency attainment. Such interventions include Observation and Engagement with Patients, escorting patients on leave, and being involved in de-escalation and management of violence and aggression.
Contribute to a team approach to patient care in conjunction with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
Develops and maintains a good professional relationship with patients, colleagues and visitors responding promptly 


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Why work for us?

Up to 25 days of annual leave, plus birthday leave.

A Priory Group pension scheme and enhanced maternity pay.

Access to 'Your Priory, Your Benefits' + our shopping discount site.

Continuous professional development opportunities.

Supportive working environment with opportunities for career advancement.

Access to employee assistance programs and wellbeing initiatives.

Free parking.

Convenient location in Southampton with easy access to transportation and amenities.

Chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.

If you are passionate about improving health outcomes, we invite you to apply for the position of Healthcare Assistant at Priory Hospital Southampton. Join us in our mission to provide compassionate care and support to those in need.

Priory Hospital Southampton is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.

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