Director of Clinical Services
Situated within three acres of landscaped grounds, Priory Hospital Chelmsford is an independent hospital that specialises in the treatment and management of adults and adolescents with a range of mental health problems. There is a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.
The hospital offers calming and recovery focused residential treatment for up to 60 service users, as well as day care and outpatient services, including separate facilities for young people.
We provide expert treatment for the following services:
• Eating disorders
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health
• Addiction services
Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team deliver personalised treatment programmes alongside the use of a wide range of therapies.
We are looking to appoint a Director of Clinical Services to manage the clinical services of our operation (acute, adolescent, addictions and OCD inpatient services - 60 beds). As part of the Senior Management Team, the role holder will ensure compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meet quality standards and deliver against key performance indicators. The post holder will collaborate with the Multi Disciplinary Team to ensure consistency and quality standards are met throughout the whole of the clinical services. Outstanding knowledge of CQC regulations will be required as well as developing and maintain relations with all stakeholders. The post holder will deputise for the Hospital Director and should aspire to develop and progress to Hospital Director level.
A highly motivated and experienced professional, you will bring at least five years previous relevant experience, together with supervisory/managerial experience for a group of professional staff. You will also hold a relevant professional qualification (RMN) together with full membership/accreditation of a professional institution. A detailed understanding of statutory regulations is also required as are financial and people management skills.
Successful candidates will be motivated to work in a service that offers involvement and empowerment for service users, contributing to the development and enhancement of nursing services at site. Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meeting quality standards and delivering against key performance indicators, you will lead, enhance and deliver our exceptional standards of performance that have become synonymous with Priory Group, the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services.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.Disclosure
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.