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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division



Up to £70k DOE pro-rata



Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill has a new and exciting opportunity for you to join our Team; in September 2023 we opened a third ward which is a 10 bedded male adult PICU.

The hospital is currently split across three units:

EA – male psychiatric intensive care ward
AJ – male psychiatric intensive care ward
MS – acute general adult male-only ward

New members of our team have an exceptional opportunity to help shape the future of our services and a genuine chance to be part of transforming them. With a renewed focus on quality and excellence at its heart the service aims to grow and extend its current offering.

This is your chance to play an influential part in developing and improving the current services and to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people in our care.

We are now looking to appoint a Speciality Doctor (Junior Doctor) to work across two of our wards (reporting to one full time Consultant Psychiatrist.)  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.

As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will be accountable for the delivery of high quality clinical services for our patients.

Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

•  Undertake paper reviews and/or external psychiatric assessments for clients referred to the unit to determine the appropriateness of the referral and to initiate the care planning

• Provide medical input to management of inpatients under consultant supervision

• Prepare discharge summaries, reports and other associated documentation as necessary, in a timely manner

• Participate in morning MDT handovers

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

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

• Liaise with professionals external to the hospital.


Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

• Current GMC registration with license to practice

• Clinical skills and competencies consistent with experience of at least 2 years in psychiatry

• Appraisal or RITA within last 12 months


Desirable Criteria

• Section 12 approval

• Experience of working in PICU or secure setting and/or with Personality Disorder patients

• Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists


What we can give you:

•  Free DBS check

•  Refer a Friend scheme

•  Opportunities for further career development; weekly CPD programme attended by all doctors and other professionals

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus birthday leave[SH1] 

•  A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•  Employee Assistance Programme

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

•  Free parking and subsidised meals whilst on duty  [SH2] 


Division DBS info

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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