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Speciality Doctor HDU

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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hrs p/wk

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

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, HDU Services and Acute care.

With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.


Job Advert Role Description

We are now looking to appoint a Speciality Doctor to work within our Multi-disciplinary team on our High Dependency Units to deliver our purpose to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. You will play a key role in building a culture that supports our values and puts the people we care for at the centre of what we do. As part of the multi-disciplinary team at site and supported by the wider Group teams, you will be accountable for delivery of high quality clinical services for our patients.


Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

•Clerking in all new admissions

•Provide medical input to management of inpatients under consultant supervision

•Monitoring and management of physical health issues

•Participating in morning MDT handovers

•Working in collaboration with MDT to monitor day to day progress and review of treatment plans as needed

•Participation in weekly MDT reviews, completion of risk assessment and following up on agreed actions

•Liaison with professionals and completion of discharge summaries in a timely manner.


Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

•Current GMC registration with license to practice

•Clinical skills and competencies consistent with experience of at least 2 years in psychiatry


Desirable Criteria

•Section 12 approval

•Experience of working in male and female PICU settings

•Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists


Our Benefits:-

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

• Free Meals whilst on duty

• Free Car parking on site

• SMART Pension Option

•Life Assurance

•Employee Assistance Programme

•Comprehensive Induction and commitment to on going training

•Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)  


If you have any questions about the role please contact our Medical Director, Dr Martin Williams at The Dene on 01444 231087.

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.

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