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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 plus 1 in 7 on call

Job Advert Location Description


Knowing that you are making a lasting difference to people's lives is rewarding and our key value at Priory Healthcare Group. At Priory, our aim is to help you grow and develop your talent and we want you to be proud of where you work amd what you do.

At Priory, Middleton St George, we pride ourselves on family values, treating each other with respect, valuing contributrions and having a real Team effort at improving patient experience. 

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is a 101 bedded mental hospital  located close to Darlington, County Durham. We  provide individualised treatment and care for people with complex mental health needs of adult working age, in a safe and supportive environment. 

We are a hospital in the independent sector, however all our patients are NHS patienst and we work closely with NHS Trusts nationally to provide comprehensive and holistic integrated services to ensure recovery, re-engagement, re-enablement and safe discharge.

At priory MSG, we pride ourselves on having an excellent working relationships with patients, families and external agencies. This is to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway.


Dalton Ward - 13 bedded Female Rehabilitation and Recovery Ward

Linden Ward - 15 bedded Male Rehabilitation and Recovery Ward

Hazelwood Ward - 10 bedded Specialist Female Rehabilitation and Recovery Ward

Thoburn Ward - 22 bedded Mixed Acute Ward

Chester Ward - 10 bedded Female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Birch Ward - 10 bedded Male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Station Road - 3 bedded Community House.

Oak Ward - 12 bedded Female Acute Ward.

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a Full Time Consultant Psychiatrist who will work alongside a dedicated Advanced Practitioner to care for 10 Male Patients on our ultra-modern, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Birch Ward.

- Previous Consultant experience is desirable, but not essential
-You will fulfill the role of Responsible Clinician to patients.
-You must hold a CCST/CCT or equivalent in the relevant areas of psychiatry and have experience of working in in-patient settings with people with complex mental health difficulties.
-Valid GMC Registration.
-Evidence of involvement in Continuous Professional Development.
-A positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality.
-Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
-The post holder will participate in a 1 in 7 second on-call rota and provide senior support, to the first on-call, usually an Advanced Practitioner/Specialty Doctor. 


- You will have your own office and good admin support.
-A dedicated Advanced Practitioner to support your clinical duties.
-On-site GP Services.
-You will have generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend relevant CPD events.
-Birthday Holiday, your birthday as an extra day annual leave.
-Free meals on site.
-There will be opportunity for career development within the Priory Healthcare network.
-You will be well supported within your role, with a strong focus on continuing professional development.
-Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training.
-There will be opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital  such as chair medical education and audit lead.
-Access to funded CPD courses relevant to the role.
-Support from a Senior Manager's out of hours on call system.
-Cohesive Medical Team. 
-Access to training through our on-line Priory Academy, as well as  face to face training.
-Access to site's Wellbeing fund.
-Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7.
-Company pension scheme.
-Online benefits and cashback rewards.
-Free on-site parking.
-Cycle to work scheme.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

Visit our website to apply or call Dr Christian Mbonu Okoli, Medical Director, on 01325 333192 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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