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Speciality Grade Doctor




Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £82,000


37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

Set in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is set in beautiful grounds, conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway network and with good local public transport links.

Our unique range of services gives our colleagues the opportunity to develop skills and experience of working with a broad range of mental health conditions across four mental health service lines and the hospital’s seven wards.

We provide a diverse range of inpatient services, including acute care for adults (Maple, Beech and soon to be opened, Acer ward), CAMHS (Blossom PICU & Mulberry GAU), specialist eating disorder (Oak) and private acute and addictions treatment programmes (Manor).  Our multi-disciplinary teams take great pride in delivering personalised treatment programmes to our patients and have established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care.

If you are looking for an employer that’s passionate about supporting your career progression, where you can work as part of a committed, diverse and experienced team, and you share our passion for delivering outstanding care to make a real and lasting difference to patients’ lives, then Priory Hospital Woodbourne is the place for you!

The role:

Speciality Doctors at Woodbourne join a committed team of substantive medical staff: each ward is led by a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist supported by their Speciality Grade Doctor or Physician’s Associate, along with a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team comprising of Ward Managers, Charge Nurses, Speciality Doctors, Support Workers, Psychologists, Art Therapist, Family Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Activity Coordinators.


We provide an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge and practice working alongside our experienced Consultant Psychiatrists and other clinicians, offering a wide variety of clinical practice in Mental Health across a single site.   Priory Healthcare offers a solid commitment to your CPD and has an excellent track record in supporting Speciality Grade Doctors to achieve success in professional examinations and to move on to higher specialist training.


We currently have two vacancies: the first is working as part of our CAMHS Acute team (Mulberry  ward), providing support to up to 14 young people aged 12 to 17 years and the second is working as part of our Adult Acute team (across Acer and Manor wards) giving the unique opportunity to work with both NHS-funded and private admissions.  These are exciting and varied roles, with the following key accountabilities:


- Undertake psychiatric and external assessments for clients referred to the unit to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided, under the direction and supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist, and work with the unit multidisciplinary team to ensure delivery of the Care Programme

- Day to day medical management of patients on the ward including undertaking mental state assessments, risk assessment and management, MDT attendance

- Prepare discharge summaries, reports and other associated documentation as necessary e.g. for CPA meetings, as directed and supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist


For your commitment in this role we would like to offer you: 

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • An extra day’s holiday so you can take your birthday off
  • Subsidized meals from the hospital canteen
  • Support within your role, with a strong focus on continuing professional development and access to funded CPD courses relevant to the post
  • Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
  • Acccess to a pooled wellbeing fund, which is used to improve the health and wellbeing of the team at woodbourne
  • Access to a kitchen with complimentary hot and cold drinks and fresh fruit
  • Free on site parking
  • Independent Employee Assistance Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Medical Indemnity Cover

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Victoria Colloby (Regional Hospital Director) on 0121 434 4343 or Dr Arshad Mahmood (Medical Director) on 0121 434 4343.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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