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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Dorking, South Terrace, Harrowlands Park, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£140,000 DOE



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Priory Hospital Dorking

Priory Hospital Dorking is a rehabilitation service for females with personality disorders that may have co-morbid mental health disorders or who may have a history of behaviours that challenge, resulting from self-harm, substance misuse problems or trauma.

The service is well placed to serve the South East of England.

The team at Priory Hospital Dorking are delighted to have gained AIMS accreditation. AIMS is a Quality Network for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services which provides a full support system for further improvement, sharing good practice and benchmarking analysis.

Receiving AIMS accreditation demonstrates the high quality of care that is being provided at Pelham Woods, and that national guidelines are being met. Pelham Woods is focused on excellence and learning, with a dedicated multidisciplinary team fully engaged in service development.

Our clinical programmes focus on rehabilitation on-site and in the community, and include programmes that are specifically focused on minimising the risk to self and others and building skills for a safe discharge into the community.

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 General Adult Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry with a strong interest in rehabilitation and recovery

• 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 Adult Psychiatry, including physical health, mental health and systemic factors.

• Experience of working in an inpatient 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:

• The post-holder will be appointed through a consultant appointment committee.

Supervision will be offered once a month through the Medical Advisory Committee or individually as required.


• Salary £140K - £145K, subject to clinical experience and interview

• 30 days annual leave in additional to the usual bank holidays

• Medical Indemnity paid for by the Priory Group as part of the Medical Protection Society (MPS)

• Pension Scheme

• Access to the Priory Perks benefits portal

• Health Insurance (opt in / out)

• Access to ongoing internal and external CPD to ensure that requirements as laid out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists are met

• Leadership development through a formal Mentoring scheme, access to the "Inspirational Leadership" programme or the possibility to enroll onto the Executive Masters in Medical Leadership (MSc) that is run by the CASS Business School, London (subject to selection process and interview)

• Access to support through the Priory General Adult / PICU Network

• Free lunch on site

• Free car parking on site

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

07885 880 089

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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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