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Ward Manager - Female Low Secure


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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, HDU Services and Acute care.

With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Ward Manager to join our team!

As one of our Ward Manager's at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals. The role will be based in our female low secure unit (Michael Shepard ward). Michael Shepard is our 16 bed unit for female patients requiring a forensic setting. We model our service provision on the NHS Secure Service specification for Low Secure Services, ensuring our patients are given the highest quality of care to enable quick and smooth transitions into local services wherever possible.

This role involves:

•  Planning and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment

•  Rota management

•  Quality improvement objectives

•  Participating fully with the multidisciplinary team and level 2 on-call rota requirements

•  Undertaking direct patient care where necessary

•  Ensuring the ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards

•  Responsible for efficient and effective use of nursing resources

You will be supported to work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete an appropriate competency development portfolio. You will be supported with Peer Review, Clinical Supervision, Mentorship and Appraisal.

To be successful in this role you will need to be committed to Personal Learning and Development, Evidence and Values Based Practice and Patient Centred Care. You will need to have excellent team working skills and be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach.

What we can give you:

•  Golden Hello Welcome Bonus (£5000 spread over 3 years)

•  Subsidised Professional Membership and Registration

•  Relocation Allowance (please get in touch for more details)

•  Career Development through Staff Nurse Grading System

•  Health cash plan and Life Assurance

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•  A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•  Employee Assistance Programme

•  Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)

•  Free meals and parking on site whilst on duty

Qualifications required:

•  Registered Mental Health Nursing qualification

•  Currently registered with the NMC

•  Computer literate


•  2+ years' experience working in a supervisor position

•  Working within a clinical setting, relevant to the post

•  Evidence of CPD

•  Experience supervising nursing staff

If you would like to learn more please get in touch with our team on 01444 231 016, or email

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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 highe

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Ward Manager - Female Low Secure

Hassocks BN6, UK

Published on 27 Aug 2019