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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead, Longcroft Lane, Felden, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time


up to £150,000 FTE



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Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead is a well-regarded independent sector 38 bedded Longer-term High Dependency Rehabilitation inpatient unit that strives to provide the highest standards of care. There are three wards within the hospital: a fifteen bedded male rehabilitation unit, a twelve bedded female rehabilitation unit and an eleven bedded ward for people with cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour. 

The majority of our service users have treatment-resistant psychosis or cognitive impairment (dementia/ABI) with challenging behaviour.  All patients are placed by the NHS, with an expected length of stay of between one to five years. 

There is an extensive MDT, including psychologist, OT and part-time physical health nurse, with visiting SLT, dietician and GP on a weekly. 

The hospital is located in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, within minutes of the M25 and A41. It is also situated a short tax-ride (approximately 3 minutes) from Hemel Hempstead train station. 

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist who can provide care, assessment and treatment of patients with mental disorders in 
This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week in addition to participating on a 2nd  on-call rota. The successful candidate will lead a full MDT and work with the Medical Director/Hospital Director and Senior Management Team to ensure effective clinical leadership of the inpatient service.

Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

•The Consultant will deliver direct interventions to inpatients including assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental and physical health needs.

•The Consultant will supervise the medical team that provides medical care and act as RC for detained inpatients.
•Medical legal role for inpatients. This will include the preparation of MHA Tribunal and other reports and attending MHA Tribunals

•Responsible for the mental health care of all inpatients through daily ward reviews, attending the ward daily themselves Monday to Friday

• The Consultant has a duty to collaborate with key personnel to ensure the smooth transition through any changes in the care pathway. The consultant will also be involved in conducting pre-admission assessments to determine suitability of patients for placement at the hospital.

•Opportunity to be involved in clinical audit, patient safety projects and clinical governance standards and monitoring for the delivery of the service

•This post is supported by a  Specialty Doctor

•To participate in 2nd on call rota.

The successful candidate will require: 

•MRCPsych qualification or equivalent

•Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.

•Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT in General Adult Psychiatry 

•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

•Experience of assessing and treating patients in an inpatient setting.
•Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.

•Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
•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

•A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

If you have any questions about the role please contact  the Hospital Dirctor Mr Peter McGarry on 01442 255371 or the  Medical Director, Dr Layth Sahib at the Priory Hospital Enfield  on 02089561234.

Our Benefits:-

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
• Free Meals whilst on duty
• Free Car parking on site
• SMART Pension Option
•Life Assurance
•Employee Assistance Programme
•Comprehensive Induction and commitment to ongoing training
•Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)   

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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.