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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




22.5 Per Week

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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist with experience in working Rehabilitation Services with patients with mental illness, substance misuse, complex needs and experience in neuropsychiatry, learning disability, autism advisable. Requires excellent skills in working in groups, communication and knowledge base for this service. 

We have a 0.6 vacancy for an experienced General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist for our Rehabilitation Service. The service has excellent dedicated nursing, occupational therapy and psychology staff providing high quality clinical care for patients in our long term rehabilitation service. Experienced in mental illness, substance misuse, neuropsychiatry and autism advisable. Patients work with clinicians to achieve their goals and progress thought their care pathway and receive a holistic and person-centred care and treatment programme based on the recovery model. There is a Consultant second on call rota.

Key Accountabilities Quality

1. Taking clinical responsibility for patients, including multidisciplinary ward rounds, risk

reviews, strategic reviews and the development of a therapeutic milieu.

2. Fulfilling the role of Responsible Clinician to patients detained under the Mental Health Act


3. Supervising the process of referral and admission including contributing to preadmission

assessments of people with other team members.

4. Offering a psychiatric perspective to the multidisciplinary team in relation to the assessment, formulation and treatment of young people.

5. Contributing to management meetings and clinical governance meetings for the services

provided at the hospital, and contributing to the development of service strategy.

6. Contributing to in-house training programmes within the services and offering supervision to

other members of the multi-disciplinary team, particularly junior medical staff.

7. Maintaining CPD and re-validation requirements, as determined by the Royal College of

Psychiatrists or other relevant statutory bodies.


8. Contributing to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with the Lead

Consultant and Clinical Service Manager.


9. Ensures the services provides quality care and supports the overall aim of the site.

Knowledge & Skills

They should be a good team player and be keen to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, formulation and management plans.

The consultant agrees to hold and continue registration with the GMC including the relevant

Specialist Register. The consultant will be expected to provide evidence of their registration, if

requested, by the Hospital Director or Chief Medical Officer.


The postholder will hold a CCST / CCT (or equivalent) in the general adult psychiatry and will

have experience of working in inpatient settings with people with significant mental health

difficulties, neuropscyhiatry and autism.

Autonomy & Impact

Can work autonomously to agreed short and medium term objectives where professional advice will be immediately obvious. Able to understand the impact their actions will have on the care of the patient and the workings of the multi-disciplinary team.

Intelligent Problem Solving

The majority of problem solving is based upon acquiring systemic knowledge and experience where some adaptive and creative thinking is occasionally required when translating best practice and evidence based research into practical operational solutions for application within the department.



The role holder will work with and support colleagues in the Acute and Rehabilitation Services.


Responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of assigned patient records, data

and information.

Communication & Interaction

Highly sophisticated communication and interpersonal skills are critical as this role holder must gain the trust and build the confidence of patients, in order for treatments and interventions to be effective and successful.

Working environment

Regularly operating within a working environment where the work requires physical stamina and/or emotional resistance.

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.


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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