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Adult General Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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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

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is a Hospital that offers a variety of Sub-Specialties. It is situated in a quiet location with lots of grounds. Despite its rural location, it is situated close to all major travel routes. The hospital has 5 wards (2 Specialist PD Units and 2 R&R High Dependency Units).


We have two new, purpose built and state of the art  PICU's , which are due to open soon. The Hospital also has a Community House which provides long stay rehabiltation to people with complex mental health needs.


The hospital is rated as 'Outstanding' with the CQC and enjoys a stable and established MDT which includes OT, psychology and experienced RMN's.  The hospital offers a range of treatments and interventions including promoting least restrictive practice and patient collaboration in decision making. The service works closely with other Priory Healthcare services within the region enabling and developing supportive care pathways

Job Advert Role Description

The post is for a General Adult Psychiatrist to work on a 22 bedded acute in-patient mixed ward. The ward has an 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 8 to 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 events and develop medical education. 

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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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