Service Director – Personality Disorder - Sheffield

Cheswold Park Hospital
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Service Director (Personality Disorder) to join our expanding team within an independent Forensic Hospital.

We work in partnership with the NHS to develop a range of excellent facilities for our patients and staff. Our people are what makes us unique and it is our shared values that ensures we provide the best care and environment for our patients and teams to thrive and develop and as a Service Director you will have a significant part to play in delivering those common goals.


The main purpose of a Service Director – Personality Disorder will be to develop, lead and manage the Personality Disorder service in the hospital whilst developing appropriate community based services in line with the Transforming Care Agenda. The successful Service Director candidate will lead a people focused culture that mirrors the values of the organisation which underpins the delivery of improving patient focused care.

Job Requirements of a Service Director – Personality Disorder

Lead and co-ordinate nursing managers to ensure that all Nursing Services provided within the clinical area function effectively to meet individual patient needs.
Ensure safe staffing levels are sufficient to meet the needs of the wards and are within staffing ladders and budget.
Through ward managers ensure that all patients have up-to-date Individualised Care plans that take into account risk assessments and plan collaboratively with patients around there needs. Ensure these are regularly reviewed and evaluated alongside patients and Multidisciplinary teams.
Ensure that all patients’ outcome measures are regularly updated as part of their Care Planning.
Ensure all adverse and serious incidents (SI) are reported and subject to the appropriate level of review.
Ensure that lessons learned from SI reviews are implemented into practice and embedded into culture.
Participate in effectively auditing, updating and reviewing policies that relate to operational nursing and security of Cheswold Park Hospital.
Monitor and review the use of restraint and seclusion within services ensuring that minimal restrictive practices apply in all circumstances of use.
Lead on continually promoting positive and professional culture, in line with Francis recommendations of transparency and candour within the nursing workforce and challenging any aspects of culture that would have the potential of effecting patient care or stakeholder expectation.
Ensure all Safeguarding procedures are followed and applied when required for the ward ensuring that all staff take appropriate and timely action where required and that all issues are well documented and opportunities for learning are implemented into practice and subsequently reviewed.
Participate and lead on all CQC visits to the Wards, assist in the preparation of responses to reports and ensure an action plan is in place and acted upon within timescales.

In return we offer our Service Director the following benefits:

Competitive Salary
Comprehensive training packages to assist in the long term progression of your career
Pin number renewal paid for
25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
Company pension scheme
Free use of the onsite gym
Lucrative referral scheme for bringing like-minded people into the organisation
Free Parking
And much more

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