The Director of Clinical Services role forms part of the hospital Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the Services and will deputise for the Hospital Director’s across two services.
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An amazing job opportunity has arisen for a committed Director of Clinical Services or Ward Manager looking to take the next step to work across two exceptional services.
The DoCS will be expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, manage a team of ward managers, empowering them with strong leadership, skills and adequate resources for them to do their job. Manager Recruitment, Retention and Reward for all Clinical Staff.
You will be expected to travel between both sites.
Experience working with Eating Disorder and Addictions is desirable.
Extensive clinical and management experience is required, including coaching outstanding performance, effective supervision of line managers, succession planning, and managing any areas of underperformance.
The successful candidate will have finely tuned decision making skills, delivering excellent results in a highly time sensitive environment.
Effective organisational capability, with skill at managing tight deadlines are a must.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with large teams of Managers.
Enthusiastic and motivated with a strong “can do” attitude that replicates your own desire to succeed.
A role model to other staff and patients- providing advice and support to promote good practice.
Ensuring good, strong and effective governance, and acting as a clinical lead and strong deputy for the Hospital Director’s in their absence. You must be competent in supporting the Hospital Director in planning for internal and external inspections, whilst keeping the Services safe at all times.
You will be competent in relationship building, and able to develop strong interpersonal relationships with key referrers and stakeholders.
You will encourage team members to expand, develop their own competencies and effective succession planning.
There will need to be a strong ability to work under pressure, which is essential and this includes time sensitive decisions
About Lifeworks & Manor Clinic
The Manor Clinic located in West End, Southampton is a highly respected specialist rehabiliation centre with 13 single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite facilities. For more than a decade The Manor Clinic have been helping to improve the wellbeing of each individual that seeks support with us by using tried and tested treatment methods, delivered by our clinically excellent team.
Lifeworks is a private addiction and eating disorder clinic in Old Woking, Surrey, and has 17 beds and a Cottage for sole occupancy.
Who we are
Priory Group is the largest private behavioural health provider in the UK, with around 350 services across adult care and mental health. We strive for excellence and although most of our sites are rated as Good or Outstanding by the CQC, we always strive to do better. Putting our people first is central to our values. This includes the people we support and their families as well as our dedicated staff making a difference every day.
Since Priory have joined forces with rehabilitation specialists, MEDIAN, we aim to be the leading European provider of mental health and rehabilitative services. By joining us, you’d be key to helping us bring the best of MEDIAN and Priory to our patients and residents.
Working at Priory
Priory offers a vast range of health services across the UK including mental health, addiction services, eating disorders, trauma and rehabilitation for both adults and young people. Whatever your specialism or interest, there’s a place at Priory for you to make a difference to our patients.
Within the post, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people, each with their own unique personalities, goals and aspirations. You’ll find our services are highly specialised and we pride ourselves on having the best equipment available to help you take our patients on a path to achieving their goals.
While you’ll have the autonomy and flexibility to define the care plan for each patient, there will always be assistance on hand through our support line and your designated clinical supervisor. You’ll also be buddied up with a colleague within your specialisation to help you navigate the business and answer questions you may have.
There are also superb opportunities for internal training and development via the Priory Academy, in whichever field you wish to grow. This is alongside access to an education fund, which can be used for external training and conferences in areas of your personal clinical interest. Many of our Consultants have progressed or transitioned into different services and sites, so there’s exciting and varied prospects for career advancement. Financial and administrative support is also available for your revalidation.