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Consultant Psychiatrist




Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£150,000 to £160,000



Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is an elegant 18th century country residence set in beautiful parkland close to the centre of Bristol, less than 5 minutes away from the M32 leading directly onto the M4/M5 motorway. 

Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group it has 77 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia.

This is an employed post to take consultant responsibility for general psychiatry (30 hours) on our 12 bedded male acute inpatient ward and (7.5 hours) on our private addictions ward, working with patients coming to the hospital from referrals from the NHS and private (self-funding and Private Medical Insurance (PMI).

If desirable the post could be 30 hours only as Consultant for the acute inpatient ward.

Our visiting consultants (VC’s) have admitting rights to the private ward.  Duties also include providing outpatient assessments for both new and follow-ups. There will be an expectation that urgent slots will be provided if needed.

The ward has a Multidisciplinary Team including a sessional Speciality Doctor.  

You will hold a CCST / CCT (or equivalent) in the relevant areas of Psychiatry and will have experience of working in inpatient and outpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties.  You will have experience at consultant level psychiatry and will have held a consultant position in the NHS.

You will hold a current license to practice and be on the appropriate specialist register.

Person Specification

1. MRCPsych or equivalent

2. AC approved and S12 approved MHA 1983

3. Previous experience as an NHS consultant

4. Acute inpatient and outpatient experience

5. CCT in General adult psychiatry

6. Experience in working with multi-disciplinary team and being a clinical leader

7. Experience of supervising junior medical staff

8. Experience of working with management team

9. Experience of service change and improvement

10. Experience of involvement in clinical governance and improvement


What we’d like to give you:


•           A competitive salary with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime.

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 year’s service.)

•           Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care   settings.

•           Free Parking on site

•           Free meals on duty

•           Enhanced maternity pay

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           Contributory pension scheme

•           Refer a friend bonuses

•           Long service awards

Please contact Dr Harland, Medical Director for further information  -


*Ward has a full time speciality doctor allocated

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.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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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