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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/04/2020.

Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 351-MED275-AL

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Perinatal Psychiatry
Daisyfield Mill, Blackburn
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

We are looking to recruit a substantive Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist to join our new Lancashire and South Cumbria Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team. This full time, 10 PA role would be based at Daisyfield Mill in Blackburn. This is a really exciting opportunity to work with women their infants and their families as part of a passionate multidisciplinary team. The team is in its second year of operation and the post holder will be able to inspire, lead and influence the development of the service as we work towards the NHS long term plan.

You would be joining an enthusiastic supportive team of Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrists covering the 3 clusters that provide specialist assessment and care for women with moderate to severe mental illness in the perinatal period. The team has been designed around RCPSYCH CCQI standards, and you will be working with RMN’s, Psychologist, nursery nurses, occupational therapists, peer support workers, pharmacist and junior doctor in addition to service and team managers.

You will work with a large number of partners and stakeholders both in mental health services, universal services and specialist perinatal mental health midwives and health visitors.

The role:

  • 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Fantastic newly built studio accommodation available
  • Relocation package available.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the on call rota out of hours and at weekend. This work will be remunerated appropriately. There is no requirement to be resident On Call.

The Job Description provides additional information about the post.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has over 100 Consultant Psychiatrists and is recognised as one of the best NHS employers in the country. We are proud to have amongst our Consultant workforce, recent winners of; the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the Year, RCPsych Researcher of the Year, & RCPsych North West Division Trainer of the Year.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience, based on 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week.

The Job Description for this post was approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 6 March 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in this post or would like to find out more about it, please contact Dr (Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist) on 01772 520790, perinatal service manager on 01254 612733 or e-mail Informal visits are encouraged.

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Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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