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Consultant Psychiatrist

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£105,390 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The service is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist with experience in forensic psychiatry to work within the low secure male mental illness inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient community service in York.

The service is open to part-time and flexible working. The final program of activities will be worked out with the post holder on a ratio of 7.5 direct clinical care to 2.5 supporting professional activities.

Main duties of the job

Are you committed to providing high quality patient care? WE need you to help us achieve our goals to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health.

Here are Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) we are an organisation committed to providing high quality care to improve health and lives which seeks to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice and while maintaining the values of simplicity, integrity and care for those in need.

The Trust strategy is built upon three priorities:

  • Delivering great care that is high quality and improves lives
  • Providing a rewarding and supportive place to work
  • Using resources to deliver effective and sustainable services

As a medical workforce, we provide outstanding secondary care mental health services that allow our service users to feel that they are safe and receiving the latest, high quality, evidence-based care, delivered by motivated, engaged and compassionate staff, who feel supported and enabled to grow in the workplace and the systems we provide. Further information can be found here

About us

LYPFT now offer a revised and increased starting salary for newly appointed consultants to the Trust. All new appointees will be started on £105,390 at pay point YC72 point 04.

In addition to this we offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing including:

  • Excellent relocation package(if applicable)
  • Annual leave entitlement as per the terms and conditions of Consultant contract,
  • On-site parking
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Wide -range of Health & Wellbeing benefits

This is a 10 PA post plus a 3% category B availability for out of hours on-call duties.

As well as financial support for relocation (up to £8,000*), we want to understand what flexibility means to you, do you want to work condensed hours? Do you have caring responsibilities? Is there a certain day which you cannot work for personal reasons? Then talk to us.

*subject to conditions.

What you will get:

  • Supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Personalised Coaching and Mentoring
  • Weekly academic teaching
  • Access to NHS Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become an appraiser and educational / training development opportunities
  • Annual Medical Leadership development day
  • Generous study leave allowance (averaging 10 days per year and up to 30 days leave over 3 years with a budget of £1000 per annum)

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will

  • Have RC responsibilities for up to 10 male inpatients detained on restricted and unrestricted sections of the MHA
  • Act as consultant psychiatrist for about 15 outpatients
  • Provide access assessments on behalf of the Humber Coast and Vale secure provider collaborative.
  • Provide risk assessment and management advice for colleagues in acute services.
  • It is anticipated that the frequency of assessments would be about 2 per month.
  • Provide excellent clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, supporting service users to achieve optimal mental wellbeing, reduced risk of offending, social inclusion and transition into the community.
  • Deliver high quality efficient and effective care for service users working collaboratively in a trauma informed collaborative way.
  • Teach, train and supervise junior medical staff and other professionals
  • Comply with the requirements of the GMC and Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • The post holder will join the Tees Esk and Wear Valley general adult on-call rota.

Person Specification

  • MBBS
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practice
  • CCT or CESR in Forensic or WAA psychiatry (with appropriate experience) or inclusion on the GMC specialist register anticipated within the next 6 months
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Approved under Section 12 (2)
  • Approved Clinician status (may be anticipated within the next 3months)

Skills and experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of being a team player

Academic skills

  • Actively engaged in audit and quality improvement





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