Director of Clinical Services
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The Priory Hospital Woodbourne is an independent hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. The hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care.
We provide expert treatment for the following services:
- Eating disorders
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
The Aspen Unit is The Priory Hospital Woodbourne's psychiatric intensive care unit which provides a fast turnaround service where the focus is supporting young adult males aged 16-25, to improve their coping skills in the short term.
Woodbourne has a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists. They can treat a wide range of acute mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic-stress-disorder, obsessive compulsive states, schizophrenia and all other major acute psychiatric illnesses.
Reporting to the Hospital Director, the Director of Clinical Services (DoCS) forms part of the hospital Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation within the hospital. The post holder will ensure the highest level of patient care is provided to all patients.
The DoCS plays a significant role in developing and delivering the hospital’s strategic plan, and provides strong operational and clinical leadership to our diverse team.
With a clear focus on the delivery of the highest levels of clinical and therapeutic care, together with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and legislation, the post holder makes a significant contribution to the achievement of our quality standards and delivering against key performance indicators.
The DoCS is responsible for engaging, retaining and developing our passionate nursing team through Priory’s career pathways and provides direct line management and supervision to the hospital’s ward managers, the MHA and Quality & Compliance team and the Workforce coordinator.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing clinical teams and of budget and resource management. He/She must also have a track record of working collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver clinical excellence, through providing high quality care and continuous improvement.
He/she will possess excellent interpersonal and leaderships skills and will be experienced in leading and engaging diverse teams.We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:
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.