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Priory Hospital Marlow, 309 Cressex Road High Wycombe HP12 4QF

Priory Group Division



£55,000 per annum



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

We are recruiting for enthusiastic and highly skilled Director of Clinical Services/Matron/Team Lead/Clinical Lead to join an inpatient hospital team for adults with eating disorders in High Wycombe.  This is a 14 bedded, specialist eating disorder service for mixed gender adults.  Priory Hospital Marlow is located just outside High Wycombe, within easy access of the M40, M25, Central London, and the nearby towns of Marlow and Maidenhead.

We offer a warm and nurturing environment where people receive intensive treatment for eating disorders including severe and enduring anorexia nervosa.  The hospital boasts a beatiful environment with recently refurbished grounds and we currently rates "Good" overall.

Your role as the DOC's will be to work closely to support the HD with the running of the Hospital.  You will also oversee the much valued nursing team, with the support of full MDT team including a Ward Manager and Deputy Ward Manager.  This role is close to Matron/Team Lead/Clinical Lead within the NHS.

The job holder must currently hold a full clean driving licence and have been qualified for 3 years.

Job Advert Role Description

The DOCS play a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership to the team. 
• 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.
• Responsible for the implementation of effective clinical interventions.
• Manages the delivery of the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment. 
• Responsible for ensuring that Ward Managers are using the eRostering system effectively.
• Accountable for ensuring timely completion and implementation of action plans in respect of regulatory and corporate requirements. 
• Reviews staffing on a daily basis, ensuring compliance against the staffing ladders and reviews trends, under or overstaffing and puts in place actions to remedy. 
• Responsible for ensuring that sound recruitment processes and retention plans are in place to drive down turnover and raise engagement. 
• Links with local universities and HEI’s to build a pipeline of Nurses and Therapists into the hospital including, where appropriate, to carry out seminars / lectures and recruitment campaigns to raise the profile of the hospital. 
• Responsible for ensuring that all colleagues receive clinical supervision in accordance with professional guidelines.
• Ensures clinical services comply with statutory regulations and current legislation meets quality standards and deliver against key performance indicators. 
• Ensure site objectives are being met.
• 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.

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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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