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The Priory Hospital Enfield, 15 Church Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9DY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up To £150,000 (DOE)



Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist who can provide care, assessment and treatment of patients with mental disorders in a  12 bedded Mixed Acute adult ward.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week in addition to participating on an on-call rota. The successful candidate will lead a full MDT and work with the Medical Director/Hospital Director and Senior Management Team to ensure effective clinical leadership of the inpatient service.


Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • The Consultant will deliver direct interventions to inpatients including assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental and physical health needs.
  • The Consultant will supervise the medical team that provides medical care and act as RC for detained inpatients.
  • Medical legal role for inpatients. This will include the preparation of MHA Tribunal and other reports and attending MHA Tribunals
  • Responsible for the mental health care of all inpatients through daily ward reviews, attending the ward daily themselves Monday to Friday
  • The Consultant has a duty to collaborate with key personnel to ensure the smooth transition through any changes in the care pathway
  • Opportunity to be involved in clinical audit, patient safety projects and clinical governance standards and monitoring for the delivery of the service
  • This post is supported by a  Specialty Doctor
  • To participate in 2nd on call rota

The successful candidate will require:

  • MRCPsych qualification or equivalent
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the MHA 1983
  • Has Approved Clinician status under the MHA 1983 / is eligible to work as a Responsible Clinician
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in an inpatient setting.
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.
  • A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence based practice
  • A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

If you have any questions about the role please contact our Medical Director, Dr Layth Sahib at the Priory Enfoeld on 02089561234.


Our Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • Free Meals whilst on duty
  • Free Car parking on site
  • SMART Pension Option
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Comprehensive Induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts) 


We reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive a suitable candidate.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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