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Lead Nurse Eating Disorders

Priory Group
Up to £42688 per annum + £5000 welcome/retention bonus
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Mental Health
Contract Type
Full Time
Independent Sector
Job Role
Nurse Manager
£40,000 - £50,000
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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


Nursing at Priory Healthcare

At Priory Healthcare, we’re passionately committed to making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. But that’s just the start. As a recognised leader in the healthcare sector, we’re equally passionate about harnessing the potential of everyone on our team – including our rapidly growing community of RMN’s.

So join us and we can promise you one of the most dynamic and supportive career environments in the sector.

We are already the largest mental health provider in Europe and treat upwards of 80 conditions in over 275 facilities around the country. But look beyond our size and you will also discover an unrivalled reputation for providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivery value for our service users.

What does this mean for you? More than you might imagine.

For a start, there’s greater clinical diversity here than anywhere outside of the NHS. This offers you the chance to develop your career at the forefront of nursing practice in one or  more of our six specialist areas – Acute Mental Healthcare, Secure, Rehabilitation and Complex Care, Eating Disorders and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

You will enjoy excellent learning and development resources, too. In addition to benefiting from our award-winning e-learning programme, your structured career progression could include supported study for specialist diplomas, preceptorships if you are newly qualified, a range of other externally accredited courses, the option of becoming a trainer on your own site, and much more besides.

Our working environment and culture are also exceptional. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other health care specialists. We don’t just work together. We listen to each other, share ideas, explore new ways of doing things and actively pursue innovation and excellence is all that we do. So while the work can be incredibly demanding, you will never lack the support, collaboration and encouragement you need to perform to your best and achieve your true potential.

As for recognition and rewards, they are everything you would expect from an organisation that values your expertise and commitment. And your career prospects? Well, the sheer scope and scale of our behavioural care services – and the pace of our development as a business – means that you can grow as far and fast as we do.

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