£24k per year
07 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017
Priory Group
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties 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.

Cragston Court is a purpose built facility providing a full recovery pathway for Residents who have enduring mental health needs.  The unit consists of a 20 bedded nursing/residential home for ages ranging from 18 to 65 and above of mixed gender.

The unit promotes recovery to the highest standard by using the tools of the recovery star and the involvement of other professionals in order to help residents along their journey of recovery. We provide 24-hour support for people with mental health care needs with a focus on encouraging daily living skill and independence.

Cragston Court aims to provide safe and homely environments where the unique needs of each individual are recognised and skilled professional staff are available to provide nursing/support in a way which encourages self- determination and enables each person to achieve their best quality of life.

We agree a structured programme of care with each individual, we endeavour to deliver this care in a manner which maintains dignity, respect and gives choice to the residents, so they have a say and responsibility in their own care.  The post holders will be based here at Cragston Court

The role:

To provide clinical support and care to service users with complex and enduring mental health needs, by assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating their nursing care plans to ensure that they are fully supported using person-centred care approaches.

Specific responsibilities and duties:

To provide leadership to the care team, supervise care staff on a day to day basis, liaise with GP's and health care professionals to ensure residents receive the medical and clinical support they require, to undertake the role of a named nurse for a cohort of residents and demand high quality care delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs and choices.

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Extra Service Annual leave awards
  • Career development – progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free meals/refreshments when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Private Dental Cover
  • Flexible Benefits Packages
  • £250 Contribution towards CPD
  • NMC Payment in full
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.