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Consultant Psychiatrist - Wigan - SCMHT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Job Details

The SCMHT team primarily manages patients with established diagnoses of psychotic illness (the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team manage those with first episode, from age 14 - 65), bipolar affective disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and personality disorders and anyone deemed to have complex mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

Clinical role

This a replacement post. In line with New Ways of Working, the post holder will provide a consultative, supervisory and supportive role to the multi-disciplinary team. Expected case load is around 330. the majority of clinical work is clinic based, but service users may also be seen at home, as required. The clinic can be at different sites, within short distance from the base.

Undertake assessments of referrals/ admissions to the service

Diagnose and formulate management plans in complex presentations.

Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations

Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.

Preparation of Mental Health Review Tribunal and Managers' Hearings reports and attendance at subsequent hearings.

Work in a collaborative way with MDT including external partners.

Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

Leadership role

Lead clinical decision making in MDT to ensure the delivery of high-quality care

Develop service clinical priorities in line with national and professional guidance and standards

Engage with service transformation programmes including attendance at Consultant meetings .

Educational role

Provide clinical supervision for trainees in gaining core psychiatric experience

Provide clinical supervision for trainees in achieving competencies in core general psychiatry

About us

Largest mental health provider in Greater Manchester with focus on delivering excellent mental health care.

Posts across rural, suburban and urban settings.

Standard offer of 2.5 SPAs: 7.5 DCCs (pro rata).

Support for flexible and less than full-time working.

Opportunities to pursue a special interest.

The Trust is highly active in research and innovation and has links with a number of local universities consultants can engage with research from recruitment through to dedicated research time.

Clear framework for interested colleagues to develop management and leadership skills and take up positions in leadership and management.

Access to in-house training including a Recovery Academy.

Structured and supported approach to appraisal and revalidation.

Agreed process for career breaks.

Relocation package.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

  • Medical Degree


  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


  • Specialist Register
  • GMC


  • Approved Clinician

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