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Consultant Psychiatrist


Main area
Adult Psychiatry - Inpatient services
Full time - 10 sessions per week (On-call rota)
Job ref
St Helens Hope and Recovery Centre, Peasley Cross Hospital, St Helens.
St Helens
£84,559 - £114,003 (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Salary period
17/07/2022 23:59


Job overview

We are looking for a passionate, proactive consultant colleague who will provide dynamic leadership to the service and the borough as a whole to make it fit for the 21st century.

Main duties of the job

The consultant will work in a well-established 15 bedded adult female acute adult inpatient unit - Iris Ward and will have supervision responsibilities to CT1-3 trainee or FY2 / GP trainee. 

The post holder will lead a multidisciplinary team in managing the acute care patients. 


Working for our organisation

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In line with New Ways of Working, the post holder will provide a consultative, supervisory and supportive role to the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will take an active part in the clinical work of the team; the majority of clinical work is ward based but service users may also be seen at home, as required. Clinical work also includes assessment, report writing and attendance at Mental Health Act review tribunals. The post holder will also be supported, where appropriate, to develop a special interest in a clinical area, which meets the Trust objectives. The consultant will have RC responsibility for all patients on the ward detained under the Mental Health Act.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


Essential criteria
  • The role will involve regular travel across multiple sites in the Trust catchment area. Therefore, the post holder must be able to meet the travel requirements of this post. Please indicate on your application how you meet this requirement.

Clinical skills, knowledge, experience

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Academic skills and lifelong learning

Essential criteria
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)CTP The Ministry of Defence partnering with Right ManagementStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Raj Madgula
Job title
Consultant Psychiatrist
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