Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 77 beds over eight wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care, Huntingdon's and Dementia. Lotus Ward is a 10 bedded, mixed gendered, specialist eating disorder unit that runs a diverse therapy programme. We are dedicated to providing personalized anorexia treatment, support and therapy. Patients admitted to the ward for treatment will primarily have a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa but may have co-morbid mental or physical health conditions such as Autism, PTSD or Personality Disorders. Lotus is a locked unit but patients will be prescribed leave by their Consultant on an individual basis depending on their progress. The MDT work in collaboration together to create a personalised treatment plan for all patients.
The focus of our unit is to help patients recover from their eating disorders and gradually get them back into healthy eating behaviours and to be able to have a good relationship with food and their weight.
Some of our patients won't achieve recovery on the ward and will therefore agree to an appropriate BMI with the consultant and MDT to be discharged on, so they can continue with their recovery in the community. Our aim is to set up all the necessary work whilst in in-patient care and have a home team waiting to continue support when they are discharged.
Staff on Lotus are encouraged to support patients in practising, strengthening and generating coping strategies and skills learnt during their stay at the hospital.
Lotus ward aims to have a positive atmosphere and has an excellent reputation for care quality and in offering an attentive, friendly and homely environment.
Lead Nurse role (Eating Disorders)
We are Looking to recruit a qualified Nurse with exceptional clinical expertise who are looking to take the next step in their career.
Are you looking to progress in your Nursing career by developing your clinical leadership skills rather than leaving the ward and going into management? This is a newly developed role, unique to Priory, which will give you that chance. We are looking for highly confident and experienced Nurses to be the clinical care and quality leaders within their ward.
Lead Nurses will be integral to upholding a high level of patient care and clinical expertise across the team. You will have oversight of the clinical and care needs of all patients, supporting your wider MDT and nurses in working with patients, their families, community teams to meet the individual needs of each person within the Eating Disorder service line. Stay abreast of national guidance and best practice, lead by example and provide guidance, and support in the development and education of your team (e.g. RMNs and HCAs) Focus on proactive clinical risk assessments, nursing assessments, the development of clinical models, quality improvement measures, least restriction interventions and medication management.
It is essential that our wards are environments where positive culture flourishes, where each service user is understood and their individual needs are respected and met with care, and where our teams come together and continuously strive for excellence.
What we'd like to give you:
* A competitive salary with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime.
* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 year's service.)
* Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings.
* Free Parking on site
* Free meals on duty
* Enhanced maternity pay
* Disclosure check cost coverage
* Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
* Online benefits and cashback rewards
* Cycle to work scheme
* Contributory pension scheme
* Refer a friend bonuses
* Long service awards