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Ward Manager - Acute

Priory Group

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Founded over 225 years ago The Priory Hospital Ticehurst House stands within 48 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens in Ticehurst st, a  village in East Sussex. Set in a calm and tranquil area, the safe and supportive environment offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care, together with an extensive range of therapies.

The hospital offers a comprehensive range of inter-linked care services within one site and provides a care pathway so service users can move seamlessly between services to provide the most appropriate care in the safest environment. The hospital provides four service lines:

  • 2 Adult Acute psychiatric care units (1 male 7 bedded ward and 1 female 16 bedded ward)
  • 3 continuing care/long stay adult rehabilitation and recovery units
  • 2 children and adolescent mental health units (CAMHS)
  • An Acute Tier 4 unit - 13 bedded mixed sex with gender specific designated areas
  • A High Dependency Unit - 13 bedded female unit
  • Young People and Adults Outpatient service

The hospital's consultant-led multidisciplinary teams (MDT) have a wealth of clinical and research experience in psychiatry, enabling service users to benefit from a broad range of individual and group therapies.

Job Advert Role Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Ward manager to work within our established fast paced Acute unit. The post holder must be an experienced RMN with post registration experience at Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager level.

The successful applicant must be patient centered and have the ability to manage  and provide a high quality service as well as the management skills to support the ward manager and the Multi Disciplinary team.  The successful applicant will hold responsibilities  for implementing and monitoring the sites and organisation Quality Goals in relation to outcomes for statuatory organisations such as the CQC.

The applicant will need to be a confident and effective leader who is motivated, dynamic, well organised and have a good knowledge of the core requirements of an Acute services.  Experience of working in an Acute setting  or health management setting would be an advantage.

The role holder will also be resposnible for leading tems effectively, providing mentoring and supervision to junior staff and ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to.

As well as the salary the Priory group offers a number of other benefits including a contributory pension scheme and a commitment to personal development through internal and external training, supervision and mentoring.

Further to this is the opportunity to work within a leading brand of independent care providers, and to work in a friendly environment committed to the ongoing improvement of care standards resulting in a better quality of life for our residents.

In return, we offer excellent working conditions and a range of benefits, which include 5 weeks holiday, free parking and meals when on duty.

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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 higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

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Priory Hospital Ticehurst, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU

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