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Consultant Psychiatrist




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role 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.

Are you an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a new challenge?


We are seeking a full time Consultant Psychiatrist to join our hospital. The successful candidate will provide care, assessment and treatment for our patients and will take appropriate action to ensure that standards of care are exceptional. You will be responsible for:

•   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 you'll need:

•   MRCPsych qualification or equivalent

•   CCT/CESR in Forensic Psychiatry

•   Approved under section 12(2) of the MHA1983

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

•   Up to date knowledge in the field of Forensic Psychiatry, 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 .

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


What we can give you:

•   Relocation Allowance (please get in touch for more details)

•   25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

•   An extra day's holiday to have your birthday off

•   Company pension scheme

•   Free DBS check

•   Opportunities for further career development

•   Access to funded CPD courses relevant to the role

•   Access to our independent Employee Assistance Programme

•   Refer a Friend scheme

•   Free car parking and meals whilst on site

•   Flexible benefits, including access to schemes such as gym memberships, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan and shopping discounts


For further information about the role, please contact Dr Amit Chatterjee (Medical Director, Priory Hospital Burgess Hill and Clinical Director Priory Forensic Network; 07989981963)

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About us

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


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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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