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Consultant Psychiatrist - Bristol Acute Inpatients, Lime Ward

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist who is dedicated and passionate about improving mental health services? Are you looking for your next role as a dynamic clinical leader in Acute Inpatient Psychiatry?

Lime Ward, based at Callington Road Hospital, is a male ward with 23 beds. 

It is one of  four acute inpatient wards in Bristol.  Cherry Ward,  ( 18 beds, male and female) and Silver Birch ward (female 19 beds), are also based at Callington Road Hospital and Oakwood ward,  (23 beds male and female) is based at Southmead Hospital.  All units have single en-suite rooms with communal facilities and access to on-site day therapy provision, as well as therapists visiting the wards. 

As the consultant on Lime Ward, you will lead on daily ward reviews providing visible and accessible support to the SAS doctor, junior doctor and nursing team.  

Lime Ward is expected to have 2-3 admissions per week, with a further 2 transfers in per week. Median length of stay on our wards is between 20 and 26 days. 

The team works closely with community services including Intensive staff, to support effective bed management, including shared care to enable facilitated early discharge.

This post is evolving new ways of working to include systems for consultant time to be focused on those patients that need senior medical input so that decision-making, treatment and discharge planning, and liaison with the Intensive (Crisis) team happens promptly. To support this, the consultant will not have responsibilities outside of this team, other than attending some CPD activities or interface meetings with other teams.

You will be encouraged and supported to be involved in service leadership and management and to develop an area of special clinical interest in line with service needs.

We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.

Bristol is a great place to live and work and has easy travel routes across the country via the M4 and M5, There are two principal railway stations in Bristol  and an airport.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Phillip Charles, Medical Lead

Tel: 07803441404 


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