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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist Female PICU Services

Job Reference: L28-STAH26385

St Andrew’s Healthcare
Basildon, North Benfleet
Competitive (dependent on experience)

Consultant Psychiatrist Female PICU services

Full Time 37.5 hours a week(part time or full time will be considered)

Location: Essex / Basildon

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Suitable for experienced Consultant or Newly Qualified (to complete CCT in 2021 or early 2022)

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs. Throughout our 180 year history we have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people and today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to take your career to a new level.


The charity also has other services such as low secure, Learning Disability, Autism, Neuropsychiatry, Medium Secure, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too. You will also have the support and development from 8 Clinical directors and over 35 Consultants in the charity too.


Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day

The Service


  • The Essex Mental Illness, PICU and Personality DisordersServiceoffers a gender specific treatment programme for women and male patients who require specialist forensic input.
  • The site consists of 6 wards comprising of 79 beds, spread across the following wards: 2 Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (one male and one female), and 4 wards for the management of personality disorders and mental illness.
  • There is a full multidisciplinary team on each ward, including a senior speciality doctor contributing to an individualised treatment package for the patients.
  • The service offers an excellent opportunity to deliver healthcare focusing on clinical outcomes.
  • The service is focusing on using clinically relevant outcomes that will support the recovery and progress of patients to less restrictive environments in line with improvements in their mental health and reductions in their risk.


The Person


  • The successful candidate will lead a full MDT and help shape services further through strategic decision-making and improvement projects.
  • Flexibility within the service to make decisions locally that will impact on how care is delivered.
  • You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrew's commitment to innovation and world-class care, if this is an area of interest.
  • There is also the opportunity to undertake additional work via the St Andrew’s Consultancy service which provides medico legal reports, and you will be supported by the service in this – this work is remunerated separately.
  • The number of patients under your care will be dependent on the number of sessions of employment. There is some flexibility around whether this is a full-time or part-time post (dependent on the preference of the successful candidate, and in consultation with the current Consultants already in post). The post includes a non-resident on-call commitment (part of a two tier rota, with a specialty doctor based locally).
  • Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent and hold a CCT in Forensic Psychiatry or Adult Psychiatry.



We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director with all of our Clinical / Medical Directors having grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity


We also support a number of our Consultant Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country. There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrews Consultancy Service.


The post attracts a competitive salary (with the option of additional remuneration for work undertaken via the St Andrew’s Consultancy service), 41 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) pro rata, atravel allowance and a contributory pension scheme (with additional employer contribution andincluded life insurance).

If this sounds like you then we’d love you to apply here. If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contactJames Farrelly, Recruitment Consultant 01604616624.

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