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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Arnold, Ramsdale Park, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 plus on call commitment

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Job Advert Role Description

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.  

Priory Arnold provides acute adult mental health services, delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, at our purpose built facility in Arnold. After  over 3 years of providing acute adult mental health services on behalf of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have just opened our brand new 10 bed PICU service in May this year, and have just opened a second PICU service on our remaining ward.

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

Priory Arnold enjoys a stable and established MDT which includes OT, psychology and experienced RMN's.  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 within the Priory North Region enabling and developing supportive care pathways.

Our approach

The treatment programmes at Priory Arnold 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:

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Mental health awareness group
Individual and group psychological therapy
Managing anger programme (MAP)
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.

Current vacancies

Due to internal moves, we now have a vacancy for a dedicated full-time Consultant Psychiatrist for our acute mixed ward.

The service will accept admissions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from Nottinghamshire NHS but also from  other parts of the United Kingdom. We seek to appoint a highly-motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force. As a Consultant Psychiatrist you would lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy and a Specialty Doctor who will form part of the MDT.

The successful candidate will be joining an expanding and clinically diverse Priory North Region.  There is strong governance structure within the Region 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 Arnold operates a non-residential medical on call rota and the post holder is expected to participate on the on-call rota which is on a second on call basis, 1:8.

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

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
Private MedicaI Insurance for you and your family
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 Ajith Gurusinghei, Medical Director, Priory Arnold or Simon Reed, Hospital Director (0115 966 1500) to discuss this exciting opportunity further.   


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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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