Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

Priory Healthcare

  • Full Time

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We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory would not 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.
At Priory Hospital Lincolnshire, we pride ourselves on our family values and treating each other with respect, valuing everyone and using a real team effort for improving the patient experience.
We are a low secure unit for males with mental illnesses and personality disorders. Located in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, the hospital has 28 beds to support those who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We pride ourselves on excellent working relationships with patients, families and external agencies to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway.
The successful candidate with benefit from the support of a diverse and extensive MDT including Ward Managers, Charge Nurses, Specialty Doctors, Support Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Activity Coordinators, the Senior Management Team and discharge co-ordinators from our local NHS trusts.
Our hospital has been rated ‘Good’ in the most recent CQC inspection.
The service consists of two wards:
Lancaster – 14-bedded ward for males who require stabilisation and support to decrease their levels of challenging behaviour
Scampton – 14-bedded ward providing continuing care with a focus on rehabilitation, community reintegration and preparing the person to move further along the care pathway, or to community living
We are seeking a full time Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist who will work alongside a dedicated Speciality Doctor and lead a full multi-disciplinary team.
• Previous Consultant experience in a Forensic setting is essential
• You will fulfil 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 inpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties
• Valid GMC registration
• Evidence of post registration continuing professional development
• A positive attitude and commitment to change, improvement and quality
• Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice
• The post-holder will participate in a 1 in 7 non- residential on call rota
In return
• We offer a very competitive salary
• Excellent opportunities for career development within the Priory Healthcare network
• You will have your own office and ample admin support
• A dedicated Speciality doctor to support your clinical duties
• Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend CPD opportunities
• Funded indemnity cover
• An extra day’s holiday on your birthday
• Supplemented meals
• You will be well supported within your role, with a strong focus on continuing professional development
• Opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital – e.g. Medicines management/safeguarding
• Access to funded CPD courses relevant to your role
• Support from a managers on call system (on call Manager and Senior Manager)
• Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
• Access to a pooled wellbeing fund, which is used to improve health and wellbeing of the team at Priory Hospital Lincolnshire
• Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks
• Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential, emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
• Company pension scheme
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Dr Sukhdev Sohota, Medical Director on 0115 969 3388 or Hospital Director, Palmer Chinosengwa on 01427 666080

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