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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for Low Secure Service Male Mental Illness

Reference

PRI44321

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£135,471.48 and monthly car allowance of £612.50

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

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.  

Great opportunity for a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for our Low Secure Male Mental Illness Unit.

Job Advert Location Description

The Hospital

Priory Kneesworth provides a range of mental health services, including Acute, PICU, Secure and Recovery and Rehabilitation ranging from HDU to open services, supporting Mental illness, Personality Disorder, men and women.

Priory Group’s focus on quality improvement, combined with Priory Kneesworth’s focus on delivering patient-centred care allow us to continuously evaluate and enhance our performance.   

Priory Kneesworth enjoys a stable and established MDT working model, which includes OT, psychology, social worker and experienced RMN.  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 enabling and developing supportive care pathways. The site is well resourced to support complex physical health needs, provision includes practice nurses, dietician, GP, dentist, chiropodist, optician and SALT.

 

Our approach

The treatment programmes at Priory Kneesworth aim to optimise patient recovery and potential by treating and minimising risk behaviours and by enabling them to develop psychological / emotional, social and occupational skills and resilience.

All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery. These interventions include:

Mental health awareness group
Individual and group psychological therapy
Managing anger programme
Drug and alcohol programme
Relationship programme (social skills)
Coping skills programme
Problem solving therapy

 

Our structured approach to care explicitly acknowledges and supports the issue of change (or readiness for change) and is essential for successful engagement and treatment.

Job Advert Role Description

The Role

We will have a vacancy for a dedicated full-time Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist on our 17-bed male low secure male mental illness service.  

We seek to appoint a highly motivated Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force. As a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, you would lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy who will form part of the MDT.

The successful candidate will be joining an expanding and clinically diverse Priory.  There is strong governance structure and the successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in service and quality development activities and to participate in governance meetings and Service Line meetings, as necessary. 

Priory Kneesworth operates a Consultant second on call service of 1in 6.6 and has an out of hours residential first medical on call rota.  

Please see the detailed Job Plan attached to this advertisement for the full details of the post.

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information, visit www.gmc-uk.org

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

Candidates must have a higher medical qualification (MRCPsych or equivalent).

 

We’d like to offer you:

Competitive salary
30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
Contributory pension scheme
Life Assurance
Medical indemnity cover
Disclosure check cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
CPD support
Free on-site parking
Priory Online Benefits and Cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Marguerite Horgan, Medical Director, Priory Kneesworth 01763 255 700/ 07590 000 886

or margueritehorgan@priorygroup.com to discuss this exciting opportunity further.  

 

Division DBS info

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.

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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

23/04/2021