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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist for Womens PICU




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£135,471.48 per annum + monthly car allowance of £612.50



Job Advert - Division Information

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.  

Great opportunity for a General Adult Psychiatrist for our Acute and Rehabilitation Service

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Kneesworth provides a range of mental health services, including Acute, PICU, Secure, Recovery and Rehabilitation ranging from High Dependency to open services, supporting Mental illness, Personality Disorder, men and women.

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

Priory Kneesworth enjoys a stable and established MDT working model, which includes OT, psychology, and social worker and experienced RMN.  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 enabling and developing supportive care pathways. The site is well resourced to support complex physical health needs, provision includes practice nurses, dietician, GP, dentist, chiropodist, optician and SALT.

The treatment programmes at Priory Kneesworth aim to optimise patient recovery and potential, by managing safety and safeguarding, minimising risk behaviours and enabling development of psychological / emotional, social and occupational skills and resilience.

All interventions aim to support the patient`s journey and discharge. 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.

Job Advert Role Description

We will have a vacancy for a dedicated full-time General Adult Psychiatrist on our 12 bedded PICU Service and 4 bedded women’s rehabilitation service.  There is a full time Speciality doctor to complement this post.

We seek to appoint a highly motivated General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force. As a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist, you would lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, clinical psychology, and occupational therapy who will form part of the MDT.

The successful candidate will be joining an expanding and clinically diverse Priory.  There is strong governance structure 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 Kneesworth operates a Consultant second on call service.   

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
  • 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 Marguerite Horgan, Medical Director, Priory Kneesworth 01763 255 700/ 07590 000 886 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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