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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division





37.5 per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Nurse Associate at Kemple View, Blackburn. We are looking for highly motivated Nurse Associates to complement our existing nursing workforce.

Who are Kemple View?

Situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Kemple View is a 90 bedded hospital split across two service lines – secure and rehabilitation and recovery. We cater to the treatment needs of male patients with a mental illness and/or personality disorder. We aim to maximise an individual's opportunity for recovery, to lead a more independent life back in the community wherever possible. We have six wards including Low Secure and Locked Rehab for male service users only.

Many of our patients have previously been in high, medium or low security. We aim to work collaboratively with our patients enabling them to take increasing responsibility for managing their own risks leading to a controlled and graded discharge. Where a patient requires greatest support we offer contextual risk management, enhancing compliance and aim to improve their quality of life. We serve the patient, carers and visitors.

Kemple View also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients over the age of 50.

A higher profile is given to this patient group's physical healthcare, risk reduction and where required, mobility and daily living aids.

Who are we looking for?

This role would be ideal for a candidate with forensic, rehabilitation or acute mental health experience.  We want someone who can help deliver a real and lasting difference to our patients, by building a culture that supports our values and puts the people we care for at the centre of what we do.

We strive to provide high quality care to all of our patients and received a rating of Outstanding in all five areas by the CQC in August 2019 so the ideal candidate will help us maintain this standard. 

The role would allow you to develop further clinical skills, while working with a highly motivated and dynamic team of nurses, healthcare workers and other multidisciplinary team members. You would receive high levels of clinical supervision, be supported to attend team meetings, reflective practice groups as well as opportunities for continuing professional development.

The Role of the Nurse Associate includes, following an initial assessment by a registered nurse:

  • supporting the delivery of an ongoing comprehensive service user nursing assessment
  • planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care in a collaborative way, of both their mental and physical healthcare needs
  • maintaining the service users rights
  • working collaboratively with the MDT 
  • maintaining a safe and therapeutic working environment and accurate records

Candidates must have successfully completed their HEI programme to become a Nursing Associate and be able to demonstrate experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

What we can offer you:

  • Excellent salary
  • Free on-site parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)

Please get in contact today with Amy Leadbetter, Talent Acquisitions Partner on or 07872 871 506 - you can text me too! 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.


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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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