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Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: J265-3545

Elysium Healthcare

Do you want to work in a friendly, committed and established forensic and mental health service, where your knowledge and skills will be valued? Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist with experience working with people with complex mental health and/or neurological care needs? If so, join the team at St Marys Hospital. 

Working 37.5 hours a week, you will join St Marys on a 12-month contract as you provide specialist care for people with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), progressive neurological conditions, Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Deaf Mental Health problems, with a layout that enables you to deliver care within a low stimulus, spacious environment. 

Working alongside 5 medics and 4 Specialty Doctors, you will deliver clinical care to a dedicated caseload across four wards, comprising 67 beds. You will have support from a dedicated supervisor and secretary team, with at least a Speciality Doctor per ward and 3 full-time Consultants that have experience in neuro-psychiatry, learning disability, forensic, and deafness care.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will be responsible for delivering care programmes, which will see you manage physical and mental health concerns and provide individualised approaches to the care and treatment of people admitted to the hospital.

At St Marys Hospital, you will be a part of a culture where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and support, where you will have dedicated time to access CPD opportunities, with allocated study leave. You will be supported by the Lead Consultant, who was awarded the North West Consultant of the year in 2020 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

St Marys Hospital is situated in Warrington, close to Liverpool, Manchester, Chester and surrounding areas. There are excellent transport links, which allows the town to be reachable for those travelling across the North West. 

When you work for Elysium Healthcare, you have instant access to a large and supportive peer group of like-minded professionals to engage and network with. 

This role includes on-call duties (1 in 16) and voluntary paid extra locum shift, where you will have junior-level support every day and time back in lieu for on-calls.

Your responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities by conducting audits, research and teaching
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure that service users have access to appropriate medical cover 
  • Undertaking psychiatric and external assessments for people referred to the unit to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided
  • Provide oral and written evidence at First-tier Tribunal and Hospital Managers’ hearings

  To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Full GMC registration
  • Experience working in psychiatry within multi-disciplinary teams
  • To be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • To have had an appraisal within the last year
  • Experience working within brain injury/ forensic/ acute services
  • MRC Psych
  • Section 12 (2) approval
  • AC status


What you will get

  • Annual salary of £141,000
  • Indemnity cover with MPS
  • The equivalent of 30 days annual leave (pro-rata) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

You will have the opportunity for regular career development to ensure you’re on the cutting edge and at the top of your game. You’ll have access to excellent CPD, plus access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre consultants.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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