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The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located in Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.
Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 97 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 5 wards and our nearby community house. We deliver recovery and rehabilitation services which include a specialist female Personality Disorder service and we will open two new purpose built PICU units (one male one female) early in 2019. Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence. Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation.
Of most recent note we have been assessed as "outstanding" by the CQC in November 2018 and we aim to continue to improve on our levels of performance and care delivery throughout 2019 and the coming years.
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantially motivated, experienced and skilled Ward Manager to work for The Priory Hospital Middleton St George reporting directly to the Director of Clinical Services.
This opportunity is to lead Thoburn Ward a 22 bedded, mixed gender acute facility. It is a highly challenging environment that requires the manager to display critical skills in delegation and management of the largest staff team on our site. Thoburn ward is a very busy acute facility and has significant input for the site as a whole in meeting our required performance targets around census and budget. It requires energy and commitment to lead and guide the team in an environment that regularly sees 400 admissions per year. Although this is a fast paced and challenging environment it is a very rewarding experience.
As the clinical lead in this environment you will 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. You will have 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.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills along with a strong drive to develop the dedicated nursing team within the therapeutic milieu. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within a talented multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for ensuring that the nursing team possesses the skills, knowledge and motivation to offer and deliver the highest quality of care to service users with complex mental health and their families.
The successful candidate must possess excellent clinical, team and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to develop the hospital's service model. The successful candidate should be RMN qualified and have a minimum of 2 years' experience within a related management role. You need to be able to demonstrate the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment with 24 hours responsibility for staffing. The successful applicant will be a forward-thinking manager, who will lead staff by example.
The successful candidate will provide Clinical Leadership for nursing team and build relationships with Commissioners whilst ensuring the CQC regulations, outcomes and judgement framework adhered to at all times.
In return the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a prestigious and dynamic Healthcare organisation at an exciting time of growth. Your contribution will be recognised and rewarded with job satisfaction, a productive working culture and opportunities