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Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry (acute general adult)




Priory Hospital Arnold, Ramsdale Park, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

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 Location Description

Priory Hospital Arnold, near Nottingham, provides acute and psychiatric intensive care services to those in need across Nottinghamshire. We work closely with referring Trusts to achieve minimum lengths of stay, and are able to provide an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating demand. 
The service offers a multidisciplinary team approach, working collaboratively to support patients through periods of crisis. 
The hospital comprises of 3 wards, 2 Acute wards (16 beds each) and 1 PICU wards (10 beds). We are planning to open our male PICU ward in the near future, briging our bed capacity to 52 inpatient beds in total. 


Job Advert Role Description

The Job :
This is a unique opportunity for career development in a hospital where extensive medical support is provided to our patients. 
You will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist covering the 16 bed acute service or the 10 bed male PICU ward. During working hours, you will be responsible for admitting new patients, attending ward reviews and reviewing the mental and physical health of patients throughout  admission and at appropriate intervals.
Each patient is reviewed in a weekly multi-disciplinary setting. 
You will support the Consultant and MDT with assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
General working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00, with a 1 in 6 on call frequency.

Good communication within the MDT is essential.
Full GMC registration.
Relevant experience within a similar setting (preferred)
Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred but not essential and you will receive support with this)
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity.
The ability to interview, assess and write clear and comprehensive medical notes.
Valid driving licence and access to a private car. 
In return:
Salary: up to £85,000 (Depending on Experience)
Opportunity to progress to a Consultant through the CESR programme and support with MRCPsych examinations, Section 12 and AC applications. 
Speciality Doctors will also receive 2 hours supervision and Education (SPA) per week. 

Division DBS info

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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