Consultant Psychiatrist

Location Surrey
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Amelia Toovey
Contact email:
Job ref: J5605
Startdate: 24/04/2024

Job Details:

Working hours: Full time or part time

Salary: Up to £170 per annum, dependant on experience

Location: Woking, Surrey

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Summary:

The postholder will hold a CCST / CCT (or equivalent) in the relevant areas of Psychiatry and will have experience of working in inpatient and outpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties. The postholder will have experience at consultant level psychiatry and will have held a consultant position in the NHS. The postholder will hold a current license to practice and be on the appropriate specialist register. Roles within Healthcare are dedicated to providing high quality clinical care for patients referred to and using the services of the hospital. The consultant will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that clients receive a holistic and person-centric care and treatment programme based on the recovery model.

  • Priory Woking hospital is a 33 bedded unit with two wards – one female and one male ward for Private patients.
  • There are two pathways within the hospital which are general adult acute patients and patients on the addiction treatment programme.
  • Patients at Priory Woking hospital would be under the care of a nominated consultant as well as have input from the MDT team which includes psychologists, nursing team and access to an OT.
  • Patients would have access to regular psychological interventions, this will normally be a mixture of group and 1:1.
  • This post would be for an employed consultant, who would work alongside an employed Medical Director for the site. Alongside employed consultants there are a number of visiting consultants working across the Hospital.
  • There is a duty doctor in the hospital at all times to assist with management of new admissions and those patients already in hospital.
  • You would also have secretarial support and access to digital technology to support with creating discharge summaries and outpatient letters.


  • To provide consultant input for Private acute general psychiatry patients (and Addictions depending on competencies) in the hospital.
  • To provide outpatient assessments and follow-ups for private patient referrals. To provide urgent slots for these assessments.
  • To be the consultant to outpatient, day patient and in-patient admissions that are allocated to the consultant.
  • To take part in the on-call rota of the hospital and provide cross cover for employed colleagues as required.
  • To take part in relevant clinical governance activities and take a role as appropriate in the management of the hospital. They will work closely with Therapy Services for any outpatients and will not refer any patients outside Priory for therapy without first confirming that the particular therapy required is not available in Priory.
  • The post-holder will conform to all clinical governance requirements of the Priory including the use of care notes as the primary record.
  • The post-holder will have a prescribed connection with Priory for revalidation.
  • The post-holder will have an agreed job plan with the Hospital Medical Director and Hospital Director specifying the expected activity levels in terms of the number of sessions of outpatients/inpatients/day patients and their management.
  • The Hospital Director will carry out a business review every 6 months and will have the right to change the job plan within reasonable limits to match the business requirements.
  • As part of the job plan, the post-holder will be required to have 10 Programmed Activities, comprising of following 5 types of Activity (this is a guide to workload expectations not a rigid timetable)

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Degree in Medicine 
  • GMC Specialist Register
  • Right to work in the UK

Blackstone Benefits:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Amelia Toovey at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.