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Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division





37.5 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 miles south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including a ten bedded female NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care, a thirteen bedded mixed gender NHS acute service, and a bedded private acute ward beds for both men and women. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large Outpatient department and regional conference facilities. #

The Hospital opened in March 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a new developing team, in a brand new hospital located in a beautiful setting. 

Job Advert Role Description

The aim at priory Hospital Barnt Green 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 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. The private ward particularly has state of the art facilities. The private ward, has individual and group sessional therapy rooms. The hospital is set in a beautiful leafy surroundings on the outskirts of Birmingham in the area of Lickey Hills.

The clinical team at the 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 cate 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 beavioural perspectives with Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Leisure and Recreational activity. 

The Job Opportunity (Clent Ward)

A unique opportunity to work on Clent Ward where extensive medical support is offered to the patients. You will work alongside a full time Consultant Psychiatrist. As a Specialty Doctor you will work closely with the allocated Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover on a daily basis to the patients on the ward. This is a full-time job (Monday to Friday).

Alongside the inpatient staff, you will care for patients referred to the unit who come through their local NHS Trust. During work hours, you will be responsible for clerking in new patients and reviewing their mental/physical state throughout the working week.

Assessment, appropriate investigations, diagnosis and treatment under consultant supervision of inpatients. Each patient must be interviewed and reassessed at a frequenct 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 alsao participate in developing treatment plans and programme as appropriate to ensure good medical practice within the MDT settings. 

General working hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 - 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 patients' physical health needs outside of working hours. 


  • Full and valid GMC registration.
  • 12 month adult psychiatry experience (preferred)
  • Relevant experiences within a similar setting (preferred)
  • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity (preferred)
  • The ability to interview, assess and treat patients and write clear comprehensive medical notes
  • Proven record of CPD
  • A positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement, and quality
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Evidence of post registration continuing professional development

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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