Consultant Rehabilitation Psychiatrist

Priory Education and Children's Services
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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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.

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with Berkshire NHS Trust, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.

We are looking to recruit a motivated, flexible, and reliable Consultant Rehabilitation Psychiatrist to join our team.

Responsibilities include leading weekly ward rounds, running CPAs, assessing new referrals, attending Managers' Hearings and Tribunals, providing supervision to the Speciality Doctor and also medical leadership to the Hospital. The successful candidate will support a group of Priory Hospitals on a 1:6 rotation and be expected to be available to respond to call outs within 1 hour of normal work hours or 3 hours out of hours. One of the sites covered, may require you to attend seclusion reviews as part of your on call duty.

The successful candidate will be a responsible Clinician caring for a caseload across the hospital which currently has two wards, an 8 bedded higher dependency unit and a 17 bedded Rehab ward. They will need to lead the Multi Disciplinary team and work in close liaison with the referring agencies . The role includes teaching and supervision of medical and clinical staff.

The consultant will be supported by a Speciality Doctor and receive supervision from the Medical Director who is based at another Priory Hospital. Rehab and Recovery provision within Priory Healthcare is supported by a Clinical Network which provides support and guidance to the team and facilitates meetings, therefore, the successful candidates will be expected to attend some of the meetings off site.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within three months of registration and also hold the Approved Clinician status.

Priory Healthcare provides a programme of educational activities for Doctors, PDP groups are supported and other CPD activities are actively encouraged. All medical staff are members of the hospital Medical Advisory Committee. We offer 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays(pro rata for part time jobs), a matched 3% contributory pension scheme with life insurance, and Private Medical Cover ( Spouse cover).

About us
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

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.

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