Location
Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
Hours
37.5 hrs p/wk plus 1 in 5 on call
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

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George provides specialist inpatient care for people, of adult working age, with mental health needs who present with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, in a safe and supportive environment. The hospital has 73 beds across five wards delivering individual treatment programmes for:

  • High dependency rehabilitation for both males and females with challenging and complex needs
  • Two Specialist DBT treatment units for female personality disorder
  • Mixed 24/7 acute admission, assessment and treatment unit which also provides an inpatient detox service

We also have a small community step-down house in Darlington town centre, for males with challenging and complex needs.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George  is rated as Good overall by the Care Quality Commission, with each of the 5 key areas of inspection all individually rated as Good.

Job Advert Role Description

The post is 22 bedded acute in-patient mixed ward with a 1 in 5/6 on-call rota. The ward has established MDT and currently has a whole-time Consultant Psychiatrist. The service is a consultant led model of care, staffed by two full time consultants, of which this post is the second. The post-holder has responsibility for the day to day medical care of half of the patients on the wards(11 out of 22 at maximum occupancy). There is no out-patient work required.    

The on call encompasses a two tier rota system, the post holder would provide senior support at a maximum frequency of 1 in 5to the first on call, usually an Advanced Practitioner/ Speciality Doctor.

The post holder would be joining an enthusiastic, committed and supportive group of Doctors and Advanced Practitioners and would be part of the planned organic growth and strategic development of the Hospital site. There would be opportunities to be involved in service development, attend CPD event and develop medical education.   

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.

Disclosure

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.