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

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.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment

The post is situation on the Woodlands Ward, a 10 bed low secure therapeutic service for adolescent females aged between 13-18 years of age, requiring an intensive therapeutic and rehabilitative programme in a low secure setting. Woodlands have an enviable record of success with young people who have found it difficult to progress in other settings. The team works with young people who present with emotional difficulties and severe self-harming behaviours. Many of the young people may have suffered major trauma and present with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attachment disorder or an emerging personality disorder. A safe and nurturing approach underpins the treatment provided for young people by an experienced and supportive MDT, who work with the young person and their family/carer to identify and work towards their agreed discharge pathway.

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.

Job Advert Role Description


• 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 colleagues 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 

Division DBS info

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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