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The Priory Hospital Enfield, 15 Church Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9DY

Priory Group Division



£60,000-£68,000 DOE


37.5 plus on call

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Enfield is a 53 bed hospital in the Borough of Enfield and is situated with very good transport links. The site provides services in both a forensic setting (male medium secure & low secure) and acute services (mixed sex). The hospital can cater for up to 53 patients at one time across four wards.

Benefits of working on site include:

Free and secure parking
Excellent transport links to Central London (via the Overground which is one minute walk from the site) as well excellent links to the M25 via the A10.
Heavily subsidised meals
Excellent benefits package
Career progression encouraged and supported

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Enfield is looking for a Director of Clinical Services to take on full managerial responsibility for the effective operation and delivery of clinical services through a large team of permanent colleagues and bank workers providing clinical care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The successful candidate will be a registered healthcare professional with a proven track record of driving change across multiple service lines. The successful candidate will have experience of working across both acute and forensic services and have a passion to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Key responsibilities in the role include:

Play a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership to the team.
Deputises for Hospital Director in their absence.
Overall responsibility for all clinical departments’ performance and governance.
Oversight of site clinical staffing, and ownership of clinical department budgets.
Ensures delivery of the highest level of clinical and therapeutic care together with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meeting quality standards and delivering against quality performance indicators.
Provides leadership, organisation and co-ordination to ensure effective clinical governance.
Responsible for the implementation of effective clinical interventions and ensures that treatment is designed to enhance the operation and quality of clinical services and is aligned to best practice.
Manages the delivery of the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment.
Promotes an effective working relationship across the multidisciplinary teams.
Responsible for ensuring that Ward Managers are using the e-Rostering system effectively and are rostering at least 12 weeks in advance.
Accountable for ensuring timely completion and implementation of action plans in respect of regulatory and corporate requirements.
To ensure relevant staff work within the standards and frameworks of professional codes of conduct and to take remedial action as appropriate.
Reviews staffing on a daily basis, ensuring compliance against the staffing ladders and reviews trends, under or over staffing and puts in place actions to remedy.
Responsible for ensuring the staffing models are adhered to in the clinical services team, maintaining safe staffing levels.
Manages and develops a highly skilled and motivated workforce.
Responsible for ensuring that sound recruitment processes and retention plans are in place to drive down turnover and raise engagement.
Ensures that all employees have the opportunities to further develop their careers and encourages and supports CPD applications.
 Ensures effective management of the relationship with Higher Education Institutes to support placements for all learners.
Responsible for delivering site career pathways for clinical staff, including talent mapping and succession planning.
Responsible for ensuring that all colleagues receive clinical supervision in accordance with professional guidelines and carries out management supervision as appropriate.
Deliver coaching and training as necessary in relation to developing and improving quality and practice.
Ensure site objectives are being met and encouraging a high quality of service.
As part of the Senior Management team will carry out on-call duties as directed by the Hospital Director.
Contributes to the development of Priory policies, procedures, processes and initiatives.
Provide line management for the Associate Director of Clinical Services (if within site establishment) and Ward Managers.
You will be expected to provide cover and support to the wider team and site as and when needed

Knowledge/ Education/ Skills

Must be registered with either NMC or HCPC
A detailed understanding of statutory regulations is essential.
Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvement
Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills essential.
Forward thinking, proactive and creative
The ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment.
High levels of integrity and boundaries


Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a relevant clinical setting; minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent.
Experience of managing a clinical budget.
Strong background within leadership and people management.
Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment.
Strong track record of innovation.

Budgets & Equipment Delegated authority for the clinical services budget and for the care, security and maintenance of equipment and other consumables within the hospital. Information Responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patients records, data and information. Ensuring that good quality patient documentation which meets regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

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