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Life Works Community Ltd, The Grange, High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 8LB

Priory Group Division



£52-£58K FTE depending on experience



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Life Works, located in Woking, Surrey, is a highly respected private rehabilitation centre with a unique therapeutic environment, leading the way in addiction and eating disorder treatment. We treat up to 18 low risk private patients for addictions and eating disorders in a Georgian house surrounded by beautiful gardens. We are easily accessible from the A3 and M25 and a 30 min walk from Woking Train station. Being part of the Priory group, all staff benefit from the range of benefits and training that the Priory has to offer; including excellent CPD opportunities. In addition, we also have "The Cottage" a unique private enviroment for Clients to use for their treatment".

Our evidence-based programme uses a combination of group and individual therapies and incorporates experiential elements to help people start the process of treating their Eating Disorder or Addiction in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to always treat the individual and ensure we support our clients on their personal journey.

Job Advert Location Description

In this role you would be a member of the Senior Management Team at Life Works and would directly line manage the full time supernumerary Deputy Ward Manager. In this role your responsibilities would be:

  • Undertake initial assessments for service users admitted to the hospital to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided, under the direction and supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist, and work with the ward multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of the treatment and care pathway.
  •   Prepare discharge summaries, other reports and other associated documentation as necessary.
  •  Leadership of and participation in learning activities and clinical supervision.
  •  Participation in Clinical Governance activities, and account for contracted hours utilised in research, clinical audit, Continuing Professional Development and other non-clinical duties as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure that service users have access to appropriate clincial cover at all times, which will require participation in an on-call rota for the site.
  • The post holder will be expected to support the service in delivering physical health care and potentially emergency treatment to service users
  • Undertake prescribing duties within the parameters of registration and competency.
  • Share responsibility for providing phlebotomy services with other members of the clinical team as required
  • Undertake the risk assessment and adjustment of service user observation levels in conjunction with colleagues from the wider MDT.
  • Ensure the continual provision of least restrictive care at all times.
  • Arrange appropriate clinical tests and investigations and take responsibility for obtaining results and acting on them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure physical observations by ward staff are carried out in accordance with instructions. Review physical observation findings and act upon them in a clinically appropriate manner.
  • Ensure caseload has access to all physical healthcare screening and investigations
  • Act as a point of liaison with Visiting Consultants and external agencies such as GP’s, Care Co-ordinators, Case Managers
  • Registered with NMC as either an RMN/RNLD/RGN
  • Registered Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Desirable to have completed an Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioner Training Course or a Clinical Skills development course (which should include initial examination, ECG and venepuncture)

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