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Consultant in General Adult Acute Inpatient Psychiatry

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for your next role as a dynamic clinical leader in Acute Inpatient Psychiatry?    

As the  inpatient consultant on Juniper Ward, you will provide medical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team on an 18-bed inpatient male and female ward based within the Long Fox Unit at Weston General Hospital. 

This post is supported by a full time Trust Grade Doctor and a CT1 .

North Somerset Mental Health has a forward thinking and inclusive medical community, committed to medics being at the forefront of making changes for the better.   We are passionate about your development and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.  You will be encouraged and supported to be involved in service leadership and management.

As the ward consultant you will deliver direct interventions and weekly review to inpatients including those patients who require use of the Mental Health Act who are difficult to engage. This will include on-going assessment, diagnoses (including review and clarification) and treatment of mental and physical health needs.

You will lead the ward rounds and will provide advice and support  to members of the ward team including junior medical staff.  You will be responsible for MHA related work, including reports and attendance at tribunals.

You will be an integral part of psychoeducation, crisis, relapse prevention and care planning for inpatients and will liaise with other parts of the service, including community MH teams; GPs and non NHS organisations wherever applicable.  You will liaise with the Intensive and recovery services as appropriate to facilitate the smooth handover of clients between services.

North Somerset is located at the gateway to the South West and offers the best of seaside and country living combined with the benefits of being close to the vibrant cities of Bristol, Bath and Exeter.

It has easy travel routes to Devon, Cornwall, South Wales, London and beyond via the M4 and M5, a central train station in Weston-Super-Mare and several smaller stations across the area and is situated close to Bristol International Airport.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Dan Hodgson, Divisional Medical Lead, Tel: 0117 4728319 

Emmy Watts, Operations Manager, Tel: 01934 3171313



About the Trust

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, and a wider catchment throughout the South West.

We employ over 5,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8 million people.

We’re passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we’re committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

AWP operates under 3 divisions:

  • West Division: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
  • East Division: B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Specialised, Secure and CAMHS Division

AWP provides a wide range of services which include:

Adult acute inpatient services CARS – liaison and diversion
Adult recovery services  Pathfinder service
Complete intervention Veterans’ mental health service
Early intervention in psychosis Community drug and alcohol
Later life inpatient services Criminal justice services
Primary care liaison services Deaf mental health service
Learning disabilities services ADHD services
Low secure services CAMHS
Medium secure services Anxiety services
Mother and baby unit Memory services
Autism spectrum services Street triage services
Personality disorders service Health based place of safety
Traumatic stress service Therapy services
Care home liaison services Electro-convulsive therapy
Eating disorder services IAPT services

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