Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Yorkshire and Humber
  • Up to £154000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Consultant

Posted June 11, 2024

We have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a Forensic Consultant working for a private service based in Leeds. This is a full-time role covering 21 beds across two wards in a locked rehabilitation setting.

Salary: £154,000 per annum

Position: Forensic Consultant

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Setting: 21 beds across two wards in a locked rehabilitation setting

Location: Leeds

You will act as a Consultant / Responsible Clinician for patients in this setting. You will have CCT in General Adult or Forensic psychiatry and experience of working with and leading multidisciplinary teams. You will be part of an environment that specialises in providing rehabilitation utilising positive behavioural support principles and empowering service users in their recovery.

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking clinical responsibility for patients, including multidisciplinary ward rounds, risk reviews, strategic reviews and the development of a therapeutic milieu.
  • Fulfilling the role of Responsible Clinician to patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).
  • Offering a psychiatric perspective to the multidisciplinary team in relation to the assessment, formulation and treatment of patients.
  • Contributing to management meetings and clinical governance meetings for the services provided at the hospital and contributing to the development of service strategy.
  • Contributing to in-house training programmes within the services and offering supervision to other members of the multi-disciplinary team, particularly junior medical staff.
  • Maintaining CPD and re-validation requirements, as determined by the Royal College of Psychiatrists or other relevant statutory bodies.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be medically qualified, MRC Psych or equivalent
  • Be innovative and imaginative with the ability to initiate corporate decisions
  • Have essential understanding of current developments in psychiatry and other aspects of mental health
  • Have substantial knowledge of change management, relevant legislation, contemporary issues in mental health, knowledge of and experience in purchaser/provider contractual issues
  • Have previous Consultant experience in a management role

What benefits are on offer?

  • £8,400 car allowance
  • 30 days (pro-rata) annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Medical indemnity cover

What can Athona offer you?

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Flexibility to work in clinically led environments

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you are interested in learning more about this job role or any other opportunities through Athona, get in touch with Frankie on 01277 286 033.

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