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Consultant General Psychiatrist




Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Very Competitive Salary


15 hours per week

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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

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabiltation and open recovery wards  situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

Our Consultant General Psychiatrist role involves:


We are seeking an experienced Consultant General Psychiatrist who can provide care, assessment and treatment of patients with mental disorders in Womens PICU.


This is a full time role working 15 hours per week and includes Responsible Clinician responsibility for inpatients. There is a 2nd on call out of hours 1 in 7 rota.


The ideal candidate will work with the Medical Director/Hospital Director and Senior Management Team to ensure effective clinical leadership of the inpatient service.

•           Ensuring effective liaison with the referrals team to enable you to review referrals and determine appropriateness for admissions

•           Conducting admissions assessments, risk assessments, reviews and ensuring effective management plans for all patients within the unit.

•           Allocating specialist psychological treatments, in line with individual needs and assessing physical health, taking special responsibility for medical issues

•           Supervising and directing the work of other staff who treat the patients

•           Facilitating regular CPA review meetings

•           Acting as Responsible Clinician for patients detained under the Mental Health Act

•           Providing an on-call service and ensuring the provision of medical cover to the unit

•           Opportunity to be involved in clinical governance standards and monitoring for the delivery of the service

•           Developing protocols as required meeting standard in both psychological and pharmacological interventions.

To be successful as our Consultant Psychiatrist you’ll need:

•           MRCPsych qualification or equivalent

•           CCT in General Psychiatry

•           Eligible for inclusion on the Register of the General Medical Council (GMC)

•           Approved under section 12(2) of the MHA 1983

•           Has Approved Clinician status under the MHA 1983 / is eligible to work as a Responsible Clinician

•           Up-to-date knowledge in the field of Forensic, including physical health, mental health and systemic factors.

•           Experience of working in an inpatient forensic and rehabilitation setting and with patients detained under the MHA.

•           Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.

•           The drive to learn and develop

•           A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence based practice

•           A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.

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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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