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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 - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

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.

Job Advert Location 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.

Job Advert Role Description

This is an employed post to take consultant responsibility for general psychiatry and addiction patients coming to the hospital from referrals from the NHS and private (self-funding and Private Medical Insurance (PMI)).

You will be the consultant for on average 6 patients on the private ward. Other 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. You will be the Consultant for day patients that are allocated to the Consultant.

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

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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