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Speciality Doctor - Tier 4 CAMHS ward




Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Circa £85,000


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

About The Priory Group

The Priory Group of Companies is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK. Our purpose is: To make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

The Group currently treats more than 70 different conditions through a nationwide network of over 400 facilities that support service user’s health, care, education and specialised needs and include:

•             Complex care and neuro-rehabilitation facilities

•             Mental healthcare hospitals and clinics

•             Medium and low secure facilities

•             Specialist schools and colleges

•             Supported residential facilities and homes

•             Care homes for older people


Our Core Values

Priory staff from across the UK have chosen the behaviours that we aspire to. They are what we expect from each other and what you can expect from Priory as an employer. The behaviours we aspire to are:


•             Putting people first: We put the needs of our service users above all else.

•             Being a family: We support our employees, our service users and their families when they need us most.

•             Acting with integrity: We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect.

•             Being positive: We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.

•             Striving for excellence: For over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide.

Our history

The Priory Group can trace its history back to 1872 when Priory Roehampton was converted into a hospital. Over the following decades, the Group acquired more hospitals and diversified its services. In 1993 the Priory Group moved into specialist education services with the purchase of Jacques Hall Foundation, then an adolescent therapeutic community, in Manningtree, Essex.



Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is a 85 bed independent hospital that is part of the Priory Group.  Our team of Psychiatrists and Therapists provide recovery-focussed treatments in a calming and therapeutic environment.  The hospital is located in a secluded area of Bristol with great transport links.  We offer a wide range of services on site, including private acute mental health treatment programmes, residential addiction treatments, an accredited eating disorders service and a rehabilitation and recovery unit.

Job Advert Role Description

The role:

We are currently expanding our service with the addition of a newly purpose built 11-bed Tier 4 CAMHS ward which is due to open in March 2018.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced Speciality Doctor to help our team deliver the highest standard of care to young people and their families that use our services.   You will works closely with the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that clients receive a holistic and person-centred care and treatment programme based on the recovery model.

The CAMHS Tier 4 ward will accept admissions from all around the United Kingdom and the unit will be supported by a full multidisciplinary team.   The team will work closely alongside referrers and NHS England case managers.  The patients referred will be at a  level of risk at the point of referral needing inpatient admission.  Admissions will be taken as emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Duties include:

•Taking clinical responsibility for patients, including multidisciplinary ward rounds, risk reviews, strategic reviews and the development of a therapeutic milieu.

•Fulfilling the role of Responsible Clinician to patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).

•Supervising the process of referral and admission including contributing to pre-admission assessments of young people with other team members.

•Offering a psychiatric perspective to the multidisciplinary team in relation to the assessment, formulation and treatment of young people.

•Contributing to management meetings and clinical governance meetings for the services provided at the hospital, and contributing to the development of service strategy.

•Contributing to in-house training programmes within the services and offering supervision to other members of the multi-disciplinary team, particularly junior medical staff.

•Maintaining CPD and re-validation requirements, as determined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists or other relevant statutory bodies.

•Contributing to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with the site Medical Director, Service Line Clinical Director and Clinical Service Manager.

•Ensures the services and support provide offers good value for money and supports the overall aim of the site.


Knowledge & Skills

•You should be a good team player and be keen to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, formulation and management plans.  You should be willing to take part in service evaluation and improvement.

•You are required to hold and continue registration with the GMC including the relevant Specialist Register. You will be expected to provide evidence of their registration, if requested, by the Hospital Director or Responsible Officer/Group Medical Director.


Experience Required:

•You will hold an MRCPsych (or equivalent qualification) and a Higher Specialist Training, CCST / CCT (or equivalent) in CAMHS Psychiatry and will have experience of working in inpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties.  Ideally, you will have some PICU or inpatient experience, and will be able deal  effectively and constructively with conflict in challenging situations.

What we offer

•             Teaching and CPD programmes

•             Career development opportunities with available exposure to other services lines within the Hospital

•             Study and exam leave

•             Active participation in Clinical Governance

•             Appraisal and peer supervision

•             Starting 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased up to 30 days with continued service)

•             Birthday Holiday - (Yes an extra day’s holiday for your birthday!)

•             Onsite highly subsidised restaurants

•             Free on-site parking

•             SMART Childcare Vouchers

•             SMART Pension

•             Online benefits and cash back rewards such as Cycle to work scheme     

Division DBS info

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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