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Priory Hospital Arnold, Ramsdale Park, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

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. 


Priory Arnold provides PICU an Acute adult mental health services, delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, at our purpose built facility in Arnold.


Priory Group’s focus on quality improvement, combined with Priory Arnold’s focus on delivering patient-centred care allow us to continuously evaluate and enhance our performance.  

Priory Arnold enjoys a stable and established MDT which includes OT, psychology and experienced RMN's.  The hospital offers a range of treatments and interventions including promoting least restrictive practice and patient collaboration in decision making. The service works closely with other Priory Healthcare services within the Priory North Region enabling and developing supportive care pathways.


Our approach

The treatment programmes at Priory Arnold aim to optimise patient recovery and potential by treating and minimising risk behaviours and by enabling them to develop psychological / emotional, social and occupational skills and resilience.


All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery. These interventions include:

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Mental health awareness group

Individual and group psychological therapy

Managing anger programme (MAP)

Drug and alcohol programme

Relationship programme (social skills)

Coping skills programme

Problem solving therapy

Our structured approach to care explicitly acknowledges and supports the issue of change (or readiness for change) and is essential for successful engagement and treatment.

Current vacancies

Due to internal moves, we now have a vacancy for a dedicated full-time Consultant Psychiatrist for our acute mixed ward.


The service will accept admissions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from Nottinghamshire NHS but also from other parts of the United Kingdom. We seek to appoint a highly-motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to complement our existing medical work force. As a Consultant Psychiatrist you would lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, clinical psychology, social work and occupational therapy and a Specialty Doctor who will form part of the MDT.


The successful candidate will be joining an expanding and clinically diverse Priory North Region.  There is strong governance structure within the Region and the successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in service and quality development activities and to participate in governance meetings and Service Line meetings, as necessary.


Priory Arnold operates a non-residential medical on call rota and the post holder is expected to participate on the on-call rota which is on a second on call basis, 1:7


Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

Candidates must have a higher medical qualification (MRCPsych or equivalent).


We’d like to offer you:

A dedicated specialty doctor to support your clinical duties

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 MedicaI Insurance for you and your family

Life Assurance

Medical indemnity cover

Disclosure check cost coverage

Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

CPD support

Free on-site parking

Free meals on duty

Cycle to work scheme

Priory Online Benefits and Cashback rewards


For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ajith Gurusinghe, Medical Director, Priory Arnold or Annie Booth, Hospital Director (0115 966 1500) to discuss this exciting opportunity further. 


This is a full time role with a maximum case load of 16 patients. The role is currently supported by a full time experienced specialty doctor. The MDT consists of the two medics, two qualified nursing staff per shift, heathcare care workers, experienced psychologists, occupational therapists and activity coordinators. The post offers half a session a week for CPD and PDP activities. 

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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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