Substance Misuse Consultant Psychiatrist

  • West Midlands
  • Negotiable
  • Locum/Temporary
  • Consultant

Posted March 26, 2024

As a Consultant Substance Misuse Psychiatrist working for an NHS trust in the west Midlands, your proposed hours will be Monday-Friday, 9-5 in a inpatient substance misuse ward. This role is a full-time position and will commence as soon as possible for 3 months initially. To be considered for this role, applicants will need full GMC registration, an enhanced DBS, Section 12 and AC Status.

Responsibilities of the role

When working in this post, you will be overseeing patients in an inpatient substance misuse unit. The unit specialises in caring for people with severe and complex medical and/or psychiatric needs who require supervision in a controlled medical environment. A 24-hour planned programme of medical and nursing evaluation, care and treatment is provided to address the complex physical, mental health and behavioural needs of people with substance-related disorders.

In addition to alcohol and opiate detoxification, the unit also treats people dependent on substances including (but not limited to): stimulants; Benzodiazepines; polysubstance abuse; prescription medication; and Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).


Who you’re working for

In March 2019, this trust was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission – which is the highest overall rating they can award. This trust provides specialist mental health services such as child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), substance misuse services and psychological therapies, plus a range of clinical and non-clinical services in peoples homes and in community settings.

About the location

The West Midlands is a metropolitan county with around 2.9 million people living there, making it the second most populated county in England. The West Midlands is home to world class museums and top UK attractions such as, Warwick Castle, Dudley limestone caverns and for the more thrill-seeking adventurers, visit Drayton Manor which is one of England’s most popular theme parks.

Why work with Athona?

Athona is one of the UK’s leading on-framework healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and clients at Trusts and Services nationwide. With over 20 years of experience in this field, we pride ourselves on taking great care and detail in every candidate we place, this is what we call, ‘The Art of Recruitment.’

  • We’re CPD accredited
  • Referral scheme – receive up to £250 for every doctor recommendation
  • Industry-leading revalidation and appraisal support team
  • Choose your payment option and what type of worker you will be; whether to become a Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Umbrella or Limited Company worker

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