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Consultant Psychiatrist – Older Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Blackpool

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023
Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Blackpool (10PA)

*RRP PAYABLE*This post will attract a Recruitment & Retention Premia for 3 years as follows:

o Year 1 - 20% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the first 12 months of employmento Year 2 - 15% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the second 12 months of employmento Year 3 - 10% of basic salary, to be spread equally over the third 12 months of employment

We are excited to launch the recruitment of this new, substantive Consultant Psychiatrist role at The Harbour, Blackpool. You will be a Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry and will become a leading member of the well established, in-patient, multidisciplinary teams based at The Harbour.

In addition, we would also like to offer the successful applicant a place on our 'Safety and Improvement Fellowship' programme. In LSCft, we have worked in collaboration with Lancaster University and Matthew Syed Consulting to create a development programme that will build upon the skills and experience you have developed so far in the improvement and enable you to take it to a much deeper level. The cost of this programme will be funded by the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Your role as Consultant Psychiatrist will have the following important clinical responsibilities:

o Responsible Clinician for a defined caseload.o Assessment of patients referred by the community teams and responsibility for any admissions at the Harbour Hospital.o Out-of-Hours Cover.

The role will involve assessment, diagnosis and treatment, ensuring that physical health is considered alongside psychological and social issues.Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

About us

The Harbour is located just off the M55 and therefore enjoys good transport links to Preston and other parts of Lancashire. For those using public transport, there are regular services to Blackpool and other parts of the Fylde Coast, as well as a regular service to Preston.

The role includes the following benefits:

o At least 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post (we would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust).o Excellent peer support groupo Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultantso A funded place on our 'Safety and Improvement Fellowship Programme' developed in collaboration with Lancaster University and Matthew Syed Consulting.o Opportunities to be a clinical supervisoro Relocation package available.

At our Trust, we're really keen to develop our Consultant workforce and nurture their areas of interest in a flexible way where possible. Come and have a chat with us about what your special interest or development area and build a suitable job plan with us. We also have an extremely active Medical Education department and support our Consultants in becoming Clinical & Educational Supervisors and nurturing their interests in this area. There are also opportunities to have a role in Digital Leadership if this is a passion for any of our Consultants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description has been submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for approval.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months
  • Section 12 approved or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience relevant to this role

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Harbour

Windmill Rise



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