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Consultant - Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist

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Job Description

Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join one of the largest NHS healthcare Trusts in the UK. Rated outstanding by the CQC and winner of the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year - this is a fantastic NHS Trust to grow your career. Applications are open to experienced consultant psychiatrists in General Adult, including overseas IMG applicants. CESR can be supported. 

Working in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, you will make a difference in changing people’s lives across the North East of England.

This NHS Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As an organisation they are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects both the local community and IMG community of psychiatrists. They are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities with excellent staff benefits.

You will receive: 
  • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements.
  • Relocation package available
  • Focus on staff health and wellbeing
  • A Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health.

Th Unit is a high risk needs-led acute psychiatric ward for the whole of the region based in hub of the region. It has 22 beds providing assessment, care and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team. The unit is a needs-led unit for men and women aged 18 years and over who have a functional mental illness such as depression, anxiety or psychosis and require admission to hospital because they are:

  • At risk of immediate and significant self-harm/suicide or self-neglect due to their mental health and/or
  • At immediate and significant risk to others due to their mental health.
  • In circumstances where there is immediate risk of the breakdown in normal life or support network.
  • In circumstances where existing community service user is already receiving a higher level of input due to the level of deterioration of their mental state, or the increased level of risk
  • At significant risk of personal vulnerability and exploitation.
  • At significant risk of mental health deterioration without mental health intervention.

Acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units across the NHS Trust were all rated as 'good' by the CQC. The services were found to be providing effective care. All patients had a care plan which was regularly updated and patients had access to a range of care and treatment options which were in line with national guidance. Staff are supervised effectively and have access to additional specialist training, including CESR support. 

Staff in the department and across the general adult services are caring. Feedback from patients and carers was consistently positive about staff attitudes. The service was organised in a way that ensured staff focussed on interacting and engaging with patients as opposed to administrative tasks. The service is providing care in a way that was responsive to people’s needs. Beds are managed appropriately to ensure that people could access the service when they needed it.

The service is also very well-led. There is a stable management team with managers at all levels who have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform their roles and support new members of the psychiatry team. Ward managers and senior managers are approachable, ensuring you will be well respected, supported and valued. 

The ward is based in the urban capital of Cumbria and the beating heart of the Borderlands. The Trust is located in the North East of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.



  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Specialist Certification in Psychiatry 
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months from CESR
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