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Speciality Doctor




Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group is the leading healthcare provider for mental health service in the UK with an established track record of delivering high-quality clinical care.  The Priory Hospital Southampton is part of the Priory Group offering outpatient, day care and inpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties.  The hospital is located in Marchwood on the outskirts of Southampton and comprises of 40 inpatient beds across three wards.

Sandpiper Ward - This is an acute admissions unit comprising 17 beds
Skylark Ward - 11 bedded specialist Eating Disorders Unit
Kingfisher Ward - 12 bedded CAMHS inpatient unit

The hospital has a combination of employed and visiting consultants and well established multi disciplinary teams in all wards including nursing, therapy, occupational therapy and psychology input.  The non-consultant doctors in the hospital include three full-time speciality doctors and one full-time resident Medical Officer.

This is a full time substantive post.  The job involves providing speciality doctor support to Sandpiper Ward, which is an acute admissions ward.  The ward has support from the full MDT inclduing occupational therapy and psychology.  All of the patients in the ward are NHS patients from the Hampshire area and community services are actively involved in the treatment and discharge planning.  This post does not have any on call commitments associated with it.


* Routine psychiatric care and management planning for inpatients

* Joining daily morning handover meetings, MDT reviews and CPA meetings

* Working in collaboration with MDT to monitor day to day progress and evaluation of treatments plans as needed

* Completion of risk assessments and liaison with families and community services as required

* Ensure MDT completion of agreed treatment plans

* Completion of discharge summaries within 7 days of the discharge

* Leading the provision of care in the absence of the named consultant (Cross covering consultant with consultant responsibility and be available for telephone advice if needed.  However, the post holder is expected to manage the day to day care of patients when named consultant is on leave).

* There will be occasions when in the interests of clinical and operational reasons, the post holder maybe required to cover other clinical duties in the hospital and provide cross cover for colleagues for unforeseen absences.

* Preparation of tribunal/hospital managers reports and attending the hearing if agreed by the consultant or in the consultant's absence.

Support for the post holder:

* The post holder would have access to weekly supervision from a named consultant

* The hospital has an active monthly clinical forum which is well attended.  The post holder would be a member of the forum and would participate in case based discussions

* There are established peer groups to support with revalidation and appraisal which the post holder would be welcomed to join

* Priory supports continuing professional development and access to study leave with associated expenses is available via centrally allocated budget and approval system

* There is a weekly peer supervision group meeting attended by speciality dosctors and consultants in the hospital

* There would be an opportunity to develop a range of non-clinical skills by participating in clinical goverance framework of the hospital

The hospital would provide opportunities for completion of CESR competencies if the postholder is working towards the application for CESR registration.

Person Specification:
Essential Criteria

* Current GMC registration with license to practice
* Clinical skills and competencies consistent with the experience of two years in psychiatry

Desirable Criteria:
* Section 12 approval
* Experience of working in an inpatient psychiatric setting

We will consider any candidates with exceptional clinical, organisation and communication skills who may not otherwise meet the threshold for experience in psychiatry.

If you would like to speak to someone to find out more about the post, you can call on 02380 840044 and speak to:

Dr Megan Roberts - Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr James Stallard - Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Kaleem Baig - Medical Director

The Priory Hospital Southampton is situated within 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the New Forest.  There is plenty of on-site parking and staff meals are offered at a small cost.  The Priory Hospital Southampton received an OUTSTANDING rating in Caring and was rated GOOD overall in their last CQC inspection in June 2019.  

Our benefits are flexible and tailored to each individual staff member.  Some of the benefits we offer you include;
* A competitive salary
* Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
* Birthday leave
* Continuous Professional Development opportunities
* Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
* Your Priory, Your Benefits+ - Our shopping discount site where you'll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works at the Priory Group.
* Enhanced Maternity Pay in line with NHS     


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Services.  Further information can be obtained from  Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.  We are an equal opportunities employer.  For more information please email Julie Diggens, HR Advisor on

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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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