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Consultant Psychiatrist - Acute inpatient




Priory Hospital Altrincham, Rappax Road, Manchester, WA15 0NU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time




22.5 hours to 37.5 hours, full time plus on call responsiblities

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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 Role Description

The Priory Hospital Altrincham is a 56 bedded hospital and is part of the Priory Group, leading provider of specialist treatment in mental health. 

The hospital has an established reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of clinical services and is principle provider to the NHS in the north of England, focussing on positive holistic outcomes through service provision.

The hospital offers inpatient treatment for up to 56 service users as well as private day care and outpatient services.  We provide treatment for the following services:
Adolescent Eating Disorders
Adult Acute Mental Health
Addictions Services
Our highly experienced multi-disciplinary team deliver personalised treatment programmes alongside the use of a wide range of therapies.


There is an experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.
Previous experience in Acute Services at Consultant level is essential.
You will fulfill the role of Responsible Clinician to patients, supervising the referral and admission's processes, including contributing to pre-admission assessments. The role is a pivotal element of an established multi-disciplinary team aiming to ensure that patients receive a person-centric care and treatment programme.  If you are passionate about delivering evidence based acute psychiatric care to the highest standards we would love to hear from you. There is an opportunity to either consider a part time role covering the adult acute inpatient unit only or full time which would include the adult acute inpatient unit and private outpatients.
To join us, you must hold a CCST/CCT or equivalent in the relevant areas of psychiatry and have experience of working in inpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties. 
Person Specification
1. GMC registration with license to practise
2.         MRCPsych or equivalent
3. AC approved and S12 approved MHA 1983
4. Previous experience as an NHS consultant
5. Acute inpatient and outpatient experience
6. CCT in General adult psychiatry
7. Experience in working with multi-disciplinary team and being a clinical leader
8. Experience of supervising junior medical staff
9. Experience of working with management team
10. Experience of service change and improvement
11. Experience of involvement in clinical governance and improvement
12.        Excellent team player keen to participate in a multi disciplinary approach to assessment with a keen interest in developing services within a forward thinking transitional environment.  

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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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