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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

Kemple View is a 90 bedded hospital with 4 LSU and 2 low secure and recovery wards for male service users only. All patients are detained under the Mental Health Act and their care is NHS funded.

Many of our patients have previously been in high, medium or low security. We aim to work collaboratively with our patients enabling them to take increasing responsibility for managing their own risks leading to a controlled and graded discharge. Where a patient requires greatest support we offer contextual risk management, enhancing compliance and aim to improve their quality of life.  We serve the patient, carers and visitors.

Kemple View also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic medical team within a CQC rated OUTSTANDING hospital. 

We are looking for highly motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force, ideally with forensic, rehabilitation or older adult psychiatry experience.  We want someone who can help deliver a real and lasting difference to our patients, by building a culture that supports our values and puts the people we care for at the centre of what we do.

This is a fulltime role of 37.5 hours per week which can be worked over 4 or 5 days.  We operate a non-residential medical on call rota and the post holder is expected to participate on the on-call rota which is first on 1:4.7 which will be remunerated. 

Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

•           Be the named Responsible Clinician for 20 inpatients and hold Approved Clinician Status.

•           Work in collaboration with the MDT to monitor day to day progress and review care plans as needed

•           Participate in MDT reviews, complete risk assessments and follow up on agreed actions

•           Liaise with professionals external to the hospital, including robust discharge planning and 117 aftercare arrangements.

•           Liaise with the Practice Nurse and visiting GP in delivering physical health care and emergency treatment to patients who may have complex needs

•           Participate in morning MDT handovers

•           Undertake pre-admission assessments. 

•           Contribute to the development and evaluation of services in collaboration with members of the Senior Management Team

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria:

•           Current GMC registration with license to practice and be on the Specialist Register for any of the following: Forensic Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry, General Adult Psychiatry or Older Adult Psychiatry (or be within six months of attaining Specialist Registration)

•           Appraisal within the last 12 months

•           Section 12 and Approved Clinician approval

•           Experience of working in an adult inpatient setting

•           Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent.

We would like to offer you:

•           Opportunities for career development within the Priory Healthcare network

•           Competitive salary

•           30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays

•           Birthday Holiday- Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•           Contributory pension scheme.

•           Private Medical Insurance for you and your family.

•           Life Assurance.

•           Medical Indemnity as part of the Priory Group Corporate Scheme (MPS)

•           Enhanced maternity benefits

•           Clinical supervision and support in professional development and CPD.

•           Free on-site parking

•           Supplemented meals

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           Employee Assistance Programme

•           Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, healthcare cash plan, shopping discounts)


The successful candidate will be joining a multi-award winning team at Kemple View

CQC visit 2019

In the recent CQC visit, Kemple View was rated ‘outstanding’ for the second time in a row. Kemple View received this rating in all the five assessments: “are we safe”, “effective”, “caring”, “responsive” and “well led”. This is an incredible achievement for Team KV and we are all extremely proud.

National Workforce Awards 2019

The hospital Director nominated the working well group for the “Best Well-being and Staff Engagement Initiative”. The team were short listed and 10 employees travelled to London for the Awards evening. The team didn't win but it was an amazing recognition.

Site of the Year 2019

After an exciting year Kemple View won the site of the year award at the recent Priory Group pride awards. Teams from all over the country and Middle East came together for prestigious award ceremony and we are happy to say we walked away with the trophy.


Wellbeing winners 2021—Priory Awards

Kemple View working well team won the wellbeing award at the 2021 Awards. There were 3 finalists and Kemple View won.

Your Wellbeing

At Kemple View we want to make sure that coming to work is enjoyable and we have a dedicated team that organise monthly and seasonal events.

If you would like to learn more please get in touch with Dr Prakash Raviraj, Medical Director, Kemple View Hospital)

Tel: 01254 243 042


Division DBS info

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.


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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