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Consultant Psychiatrist


Main area
General Psychiatry - Recovery Team - St Helens
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Peasley Cross
St Helens
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Salary period
17/07/2022 23:59


Job overview

In line with New Ways of Working and the changing role of the Consultant, the post holder will provide a consultative, supervisory and supportive role to the multi-disciplinary team. 


Main duties of the job

The post holder will take an active part in the clinical work of the team; the majority of clinical work is based on site, but service users may also be seen at home, as required. Clinical work also includes report writing and attendance at Mental Health Act review tribunals. 


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

The consultant will have RC responsibility for patients under CTO. We have currently got 27 patients on CTO. The case load of current CTO is divided with the current recovery team consultant and the rest between a community and inpatient consultant who have RC responsibility for the CTO patients.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MbChb, MBBS or equivalent

Clinical skills, knowledge and 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Raj Madgula
Job title
Associate Medical Director
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