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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



Up to £29, 805 + Enhancements Pro Rata


23hours up to 37.5hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

We are recruiting for enthusiastic Nursing Associate to join our teams across 7 wards.

Purdown- 10beds- Male PICU 

Lotus- 10beds Eating Disorders

Blackwell- 11 beds Female Acute

Redcliffe- 12 beds Male Acute

Walter- 10 beds Mixed Acute

Holbrook- 9 beds Private services

Hillside- 14 beds Rehabilitation  

We offer a warm and nurturing environment where people receive intensive assessment or medical treatment detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, working together to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life for everyone in our care.

About Priory Bristol

Bristol Hospital is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the Grade II listed hospital building is set in extensive grounds in the suburb Stapleton, just off the M32 and less than three miles from the centre of Bristol with free parking onsite.

There are 76 beds spread over seven wards offering a diverse range of services including Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU), eating disorders, acute and rehab and recovery. This offers opportunities to gain experience of working in a number of different services.

The hospital is overseen by an approachable and dynamic senior management team and has excellent links with local universities, which provides plenty of opportunities to gain experience of dealing with complex cases.

This role would be ideal for a candidate with PICU, ED, 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.

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.

Priory Healthcare Benefits

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)

Additional benefits for nurses at Bristol:

Fully funded DBS

CPD top up

Our shift pattern is:

Day Shift- 7am to 7.30pm

Night shifts - 7pm to 7:30am


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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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