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Are you a Consultant in Adult Psychiatry (Inpatient) seeking a new challenge where you can input new ideas, whilist shaping the direction of your service & career development?

Head Medical are delighted to share we are recruiting on behalf of leading NHS Trust in the South West of England who seeking an experienced candidate within Adult Psychiatry (Inpatients).

You'll work on-site at a 15 bedded ward that admits adults of working age. Deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and physical health needs of the inpatients and be the responsible Clinician for Inpatients detained under the Mental Health Act.

Furthermore, you'll:

  • Provide senior medical input and leadership to inpatient ward
  • Provide Clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary ward team
  • Supervise junior medical staff
  • Contribute to the strategic development of Adult Mental Health inpatient services

This Consultant post does not include any community responsibilities. There are 3.5 WTE consultants in the Community Mental Health Service and 1.0 WTE in Home Treatment team (HTT). Community teams including the Home Treatment Team are located on site.

The postholder will have 1.5 SPA plus up to 1.0 additional SPA for undertaking a specific role (e.g. medical appraisal, governance group, service development, research, academic and others) in line with the applicant’s interests and career aspirations and Trust objectives.

A Trust which is very supportive of Continuing Professional Development and will expect the post-holder to take part in CPD relevant to their specialty, to be registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and to maintain good standing for CPD with the College.

What’s on offer for you?

  • Salary scale between £ 88,364- £ 119,113
  • Full comprehensive relocation package on offer.
  • Reasonable house prices and schools that are rated highly.
  • Market-leading annual leave allowance
  • Generously funded study leave is available
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Blue light discounts
  • Employee assistance programme



About the Trust:

  • This trust vision is to improve the health and well-being of everyone in the area and to deliver outstanding integrated care by supporting their colleagues and nurturing an inclusive culture of kindness, respect, and teamwork.
  • Undertaken at this trust are the following services: Acute hospital services, community services, mental health and learning disability services, and a quarter of the county's GP practices.
  • A recent merger with another NHS trust, the result of which means that the broad range of services offered within one organisation puts them in a better position to provide mental and physical health services for the population, helping people to enjoy healthier lives with improved equitable access to the specialist care and treatment they need, when they need it.
  • A trust which supports, listens, and develops its staff; helps create a positive and constructive organisational culture across the board.
  • You'll enjoy working in the idyllic countryside daily while having the hussle of the biggest UK cities on your doorstep.  

Essential criteria

  • GMC Registered
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Mental Health Act Approved Clinician (or plans to obtain approval within 4 months of appointment)

Desirable Criteria

  • MRCPysch Passed

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email stuart@headmedical.com for more information. We would love to hear from you.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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