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Deputy Ward Manager

Are you looking for a rewarding role working as part of a team caring for patients with complex needs? Does working towards a positive behavioural support approach interest you? If so then this is the role for you.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced RMN/RNLD to support the Ward Manager and team on our Mersey Lodge unit in the capacity of a Deputy Ward Manager.

Mersey Lodge is a purpose-built new unit for a young patient which provides a bespoke package of high quality care within an innovative setting. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in developing and delivering of treatment, which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of our patient. This role will provide the you with a unique career experience and the chance to develop their skills as part of the team.

The approach to care delivery for our patient follows the Positive Behavioural Support approach (PBS). PBS is a positive and proactive evidence-based approach to manage challenging behaviour. All staff working on Mersey Lodge receive PBS training provided as well as ongoing support and development.

What do we need from you?

The team on the ward work hard to ensure the highest standard of care for our service users and need a supportive Deputy Ward Manager to help with various aspects of the care delivered.

Reporting to the Ward Manager you will be responsible for the clinical direction of the service, providing clinical supervision for the ward team and implementing best practice. The successful applicant will participate fully with the clinical team and support changes within the service.

The post holder must be experienced in delivering and receiving supervision. Excellent leadership skills with the ability to be able to assess and prioritise clinical situations. The management of effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written is a key element of this role. Experience with Autism would also be highly desired for this role, however further training will be provided.

Who could you be supporting?

I am a young man looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse/Registered Mental Health Nurse to support me and help promote my independence, so I can successfully live in the community.

I am looking for an individual who is calm, patient and skilled in verbal and non- verbal communication. I would also like my nursing staff to provide support within my apartment, especially with therapeutic and sensory activities.

I am focusing on being comfortable with people in my apartment, (which is in a hospital). I am interested in films and music, so I would like someone who can talk about those things. I enjoy playing football with my nursing staff and doing exercises, but sometimes I do like the environment to be quiet and I like to have my space.

What we offer in return:

- Free onsite parking

- Subsidised lunches

- Your birthday off

- 25 days holiday

- Online benefits and cashback rewards

- Career progression

- Ongoing training

- Enhanced maternity pay

If you are interested in applying for this position you will apply through

We look forward to you joining our team here at Cheadle!

About us

As one of the UK's leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group 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, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Deputy Ward Manager

The Priory Group
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 15 Jun 2022

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