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Speciality Doctor - Male Only Adult Acute




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Circa £85,000



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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 Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 86 beds over eight wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia.


The aim at Bristol Priory Hospital is to provide a person centred approach and therapeutic environment, which promotes collaborative care planning to optimise treatment goals. Right from the point of admission to our acute services, our aim is to support patients to be discharged safely back into the community where they can continue to progress towards recovery in a less restrictive environment.
This will be achieved by:
• Thorough assessment of individuals needs throughout admission
• Person centred collaborative treatment plans
• A range of interventions available from a diverse MDT
• Being cared for in the least restrictive environment
The acute wards on site provides patients with excellent space and facilities, including en-suite bedrooms and living spaces furnished with activity equipment such as games consoles.
Outside of the wards, there are individual and group sessional therapy rooms. The hospital is set in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Bristol.
The clinical team at Bristol Priory Hospital encourage full involvement of the service user, their family and external professionals throughout their stay. They are invited to attend Ward Reviews and CPA meetings to ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway in order to promote individuals' recovery and facilitate discharge.
In order to maximise recovery, interventions offered include a wide range of therapeutic approaches, combining psychiatric and cognitive behavioural perspectives with occupational therapy, psychology, leisure and recreational activity.
The Job Opportunity
A unique opportunity to work in a unit where extensive medical support is offered to the patients. You will work alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist.  As a Specialty Doctor you will work closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover on a daily basis to the patients on the ward.
Alongside the Consultant, you will care for patients referred to the unit from local NHS trusts and those further afield.  During working hours, you will be responsible for clerking in new patients and reviewing their mental/physical state throughout the working week.
Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under Consultant supervision of inpatients -e ach patient must be interviewed and reassessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.  Good communication with ward staff, including morning handovers daily is an important part of the role.
The successful candidate will also participate in developing treatment plans and programmes as appropriate to ensure good medical practice within the MDT settings.
General working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00, with no on-call responsibilities.
There is  RMO cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will assist with physical health care, clerk in new admissions as well as manage patient’s physical health needs outside of working hours.
• Full GMC registration
• 12 months’ adult psychiatry experience
• Relevant experience within a similar setting (preferred)
• Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred)
• Excellent 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 treat patients and write clear comprehensive medical notes
• Proven record of CPD
• Desirable: Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent• Previous mental health inpatient experience desirable
• Valid GMC registration
• A positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice
• Evidence of post registration continuing professional development (preferred)
• Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred)
• Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent (preferred)

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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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