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Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

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    Lisa Thomas

  • Salary:

    Up to £154000 per annum + + £8,400 car allowance

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    Permanent - full time

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist Hours: Full TimeLocation: ManchesterSalary: £154,000 p/annum PLUS £8,400 car allowance My client is seeking an experienced psychiatrist to deliver high-quality clinical services at a 97-bed all-male unit in Greater Manchester. This hospital provides comprehensive care for forensic patients, covering the care pathway from medium to low secure and locked rehabilitation. You will be one of four Consultants and will be responsible for the care of 20 MSU forensic inpatients, half of them are on an acute admission/continuing care ward while the other hald are on a quieter more long-term ward 25 inpatients, with most on an LD low secure ward, and the remaining being in PICU and MSU conditions.
  • You will have access to a half day of CPD on Friday afternoons.
  • You will have opportunities for research and audit and will have opportunities to feed into a regular monthly medics' meeting.
  • There will be on call duties as 2nd on call in a two-tier system across the region. There is also opportunity for voluntary paid extra 1st on call shifts.
Key responsibilities for the Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist role:
  • Take overall responsibility for patient treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT
  • Attend SMT morning handover.
  • Assess referrals to determine suitability for admission.
  • Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis & treatment
  • Participate in ward rounds, clinical audit and quality improvement work.
  • Chair and oversee CPA reviews.
  • Lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management.
  • Participate in clinical governance and ensure implementation of policies and protocols.
  • Work and liaise with external agencies
  • Write and supervise various reports including Mental Health Act tribunals and managers' reports and attend hearings.
Minimum requirements for the Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist is:
  • Full GMC registration.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent.
  • To be on the Specialty Register for Forensic Psychiatry or General Psychiatry with forensic experience.
  • To be able to lead and work within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • To be in good CPD standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and to have had an appraisal within the last year.
  • AC and Section 12 (2) approval.
What will you get:
  • £8,400 car allowance
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Medical indemnity cover
This role offers a dynamic and supportive environment for an experienced psychiatrist looking to make a significant impact on the care and rehabilitation of forensic patients. If you're interested in this opportunity, please apply today!