Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - Hospital Liaison Service

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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

Job Details

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate consultant who shares our vision for delivering outstanding mental health care to join our Acute Hospital Liaison Service. This is an established post based at at the Victoria Centre, Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

The Great Western Hospital is a modern 670 bedded multi-specialty district General Hospital.

The post offered is that of a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry or have completed Dual Training,
Main duties of the job

You will share the Responsible Clinician role for patients detained under the Mental Health Act to Great Western Hospital, Swindon. The Liaison Psychiatry Service is a fully integrated service, providing assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic service for patients aged 18 years and above who develop psychiatric morbidity while being treated at Great Western hospital. The Mental Health Liaison Team accepts referrals for all service users over the age of 18 where there are mental health concerns.

This includes adults of working age and older age service users with frailty and cognitive problems. Referrals are received from the Emergency Department and all inpatient medical wards and departments. Advice and support are also provided for service users' families and carers and health professionals wishing to make a referral or simply raise for case discussion, which may or may not lead to referral. After a referral is made, service users remain under the overall responsibility of the Acute Trust.

We are committed to your ongoing CPD, seeking to optimise your talents and enable you to achieve your career aspirations.The organisation will support the development of your areas of subspecialties and special interest.

We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages, including a relocation package of up to 8,000.
About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • 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 of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in an inpatient/community setting.
Personal Skills
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Clinical Skills
  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults of working age and to deal with crisis situations.
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.
Research and Audit
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Employer details
Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Victoria Centre

53 Downs Way



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