Consultant Psychiatrist

11 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Fantastic Healthcare provider seeking full time Consultant Psychiatrist to work within their highly specialised clinical hospital, providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation for men on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs. Service users who come into the service are often detained under the Mental Health Act and may present with a wide range of complex psychiatric, emotional, social and behavioural disorders. This post provides psychiatric cover for independent hospitals which provide assessment and intervention for adults with autism, learning disability and behaviours which are perceived as challenging.

Clinical work will mainly entail comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluations in collaboration with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team that include history taking, mental and physical evaluation, and biopsychosocial formulations. These assessments might take place either following initial referrals to the team or in the process of case review or care planning within the team.

Main Duties:

• Provide clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team alongside the team manager
• To work with colleagues to provide effective medical input for the shaping and developing of Learning Disability services within the region
• Diagnostic and treatment reviews and mental and physical treatment administration
• Preparation of reports for and attendance at Mental Health Tribunal hearings as appropriate. (A good knowledge of the Mental Health Act is required)
• Physical care in liaison with our attending General Practitioner
• Review of patients in preparation for CPA reviews and chairing of CPA reviews
• Contribution of medical opinion by participating in the regular and exceptional MDT meetings
• Provision of advice and support on request to other members of the team in issues related to his/her competence and expertise
• Taking an active role in administration and management of the team's clinical work in collaboration with/under the supervision of the service manager.


• MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
• MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent
• Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
• Completed accredited training in learning disability psychiatry
• Registered as a Specialist in Psychiatry on GMC Specialist Register (or are eligible for such inclusion)
• Approved clinician status
• Approved under the section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act or equivalent
• All medical staff are expected to join a continuous professional development (CPD) peer group. Consultant psychiatrists should be either members or affiliates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists so that they are automatically enrolled on the college's CPD programme.
• Up to date knowledge in the field of learning disability psychiatry
• Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation
• Knowledge of current issues in national strategic direction for learning disability services
• Wide clinical experience of inpatient learning disability psychiatry
• Experience of multidisciplinary team working
• Able to meet duties under Mental Health and capacity legislation
• Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
• Ability to work constructively in multidisciplinary teams and multiagency systems
• Excellent communication skills
• Commitment to working with users, carers and voluntary organisations
• Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

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