Ward Doctor

Rappax Road, Manchester WA15 0NU
£70,000 - £80,000
20 Oct 2020
17 Nov 2020
Career Level
Staff grade
Contract Type
Full Time

Priory Hospital Altrincham

Priory Group Division

Hours: 37.5 hours

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The Priory Hospital – Altrincham is a 56 bedded hospital and is part of the Priory Group, 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 and is a principle provider to the NHS in the north of England, focussing on positive holistic outcomes through full service provision

We are currently seeking to recruit a Staff Grade/Specialty 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). It is desirable for role holder to posses MRCPsych though not mandatory. The role holder will be able to demonstrate evidence of foundation training, core 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 would be desirable.  Experience in core training or working as staff grade/specialty doctor is desirable. 

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.

This role does not include out of hours on call. However, day time cross cover with two other ward doctors is part of the role. We have two additional resident medical officers who are on site and cover out of hours and weekends.

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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