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Staff Grade Ward Doctor




Priory Hospital Altrincham, Rappax Road, Manchester, WA15 0NU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£66,000 - £76,000


37.5 hours, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm (no on call duties)

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital – Altrincham is part of the Priory Group, Europe’s leading provider of specialist treatment in mental health.  The hospital has an established reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of clinical services.  The hospital has residential facilities for 56 patients as well as day care and outpatient service.

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently seeking to recruit a Staff Grade Ward Doctor to work full time within our adult general psychiatric services. The post holder will work closely with our Consultant Psychiatrists and our large multi-disciplinary team and be committed to providing quality patient focussed care, comprehensive risk assessment and working to the highest standards. The role holder will work alongside the hospital's senior management team,  be involved in the Clinical Governance and audit processes accross the hospital and will help to deliver training and provide support for the other Ward Doctors on site.  The role holder will experience a wide variety of clinical practice not usually available in the NHS.  General Psychiatric experience is essential.  

The successful candidate will possess an MBBS qualification or equivalent and will be required to maintain full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC). The role holder will be able to demonstrate evidence of foundation training and competencies (or equivalent) including experience of working within the field of psychiatry. Experience of working within an acute setting and of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  

The role holder will work closely with the unit’s multidisciplinary team to ensure that clients receive a holistic and person-centric treatment programme based on the recovery model. 
This position will involve working with our adult patients but we would require some flexibility to provide cover and support for our other inpatient services which includes an ED Adolescent service

Essential and desirable criteria for this post:

MB BS or equivalent medical qualification (essential)
GMC registered with License to Practice (essential) 
Approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment (desirable) 
Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management (desirable)
Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist MRCPsych or equivalent (desirable)

Experience as a specialty doctor in inpatient Psychaitry or eqvivalent role in NHS or Private sector (desirable) 
Experience of Psychiatry at Core training level CT1 -3 or equivalent (desirable)
Knowledge and experience of current issues in psychiatry and remaining up to date with current practices 
Knowledge and experience of clinical application of Mental Health Practices and Mental Capacity Act
Awareness of key legislations and guidelines such as safeguarding, MHA, MCA, NICE guidelines
 Experience of leadership and management skills, audits, clinical governance, service and quality improvement 

Wlling to participate in Priory Annual Appraisal and continuing professional development  
Personal organisational and time management skills 
Good team working skills 
Letter and report writing skills 
Maintain up to date professional standards at all times

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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.

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