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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division



£45,668-£51,393 DOE + £5000 welcome bonus


37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Pankhurst is a 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for adult female patients, who are experiencing an acute phase of mental illness.

Pankhurst treats patients with a variety of mental illnesses, including dual diagnosis and those with a complex risk presentation. Pankhurst uses the Safe wards model to promote therapeutic relationships and reduce restrictive interventions. Furthermore, Pankhurst delivers care through work with a full MDT to offer assessment and treatment. The service works closely with the patient, their family and community teams, to achieve individualised goals and ensure discharge pathways are in place. 

To provide Clinical Management and Leadership of the full nursing team on the Ward, this includes being a highly visible role model and mentor to the nursing team. The post-holder has responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the highest standards of nursing care. The role will act as a senior clinical member of the team, providing advice and support from a nursing perspective and oversee and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.


• Manages the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave/training arrangements and sickness and absence management

• Ensures that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and complete mandatory training.

• Addresses shortfalls in development and ensures that training and performance issues are addressed.

• Recognises and rewards positive performance by the nursing staff, commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.

• 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.

• Makes sure that the physical healthcare needs of patients are assessed and managed effectively, alongside their mental health and psychological needs equally.

• Ensure 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.

• Actively contribute to the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.

• Ensures that clinical communication, records, handovers, reports and other patient related information is conveyed and recorded promptly and accurately.

• Develops and maintains strong and effective working relationships with all clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

• Promotes and applies the requirements of diversity and equality.

• Undertakes and completes clinical investigations and complaints and also HR investigations, ensuring these are completed thoroughly, promptly and to a high standard.

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

• Is responsible for Medicines Management in their clinical area/ward, and ensures that all Registered Nurses undergo competency based assessments as part of their induction and facilitates an open and transparent framework for managing medicine errors.

• Liaises with ward pharmacist and acts promptly regarding items identified by pharmacist audits, or other requirements.

• Ensures that Incident reporting is completed promptly and takes corrective action where required, engaging colle agues in the process, where appropriate.

• Leads Team reviews of incidents; makes sure that staff receive incident debriefs in a timely way.

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

• Deputises for the Director of Clinical Services as required.

• Will take on additional responsibilities including clinical audits for their ward and the site, participates in providing induction training and recruitment events.

• Will ensure effective communication with external stakeholders and professionals involved in our patient care. • You will be expected to provide cover and support to the wider team and site as and when needed

• You are expected to take part in the onsite on call rota 

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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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