Medical Director/ Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Location
Hassocks
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2018
Closes
05 Jun 2018
Ref
PRI19636-710
Contact
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Function
Director
Job Type
Permanent

The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There’s also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.

We are renowned for our work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs. 

Our clinical programmes focus on:
  • Rehabilitation on-site and in the community and include programmes specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their health

 

We have also have an overall rating of Good from the CQC ( January 2017)

Exciting opportunity for a full time medical director/consultant forensic psychiatrist at the Dene Hospital, West Sussex, part of Priory Health Care. 

The role has a management component for an 80 bedded site with three service lines including female MI and PD medium and low secure, female and male HDU and acute male and another site which is a 21 bedded female locked rehabilitation setting. 

The clinical case load is 10 patients with 6 clinical sessions and 4 management sessions supporting the HD and site SMT.  Contact Dr Adrian Cree, Associate Medical Director, Priory South for further details: adriancree@priorygroup.com

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

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.