Consultant Psychiatrist - Medical Staffing Forensic

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist on Warren ward, a medium secure rehabilitation unit within the Langdon Hospital campus. This is a full-time post based at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, Devon.

The Forensic Service at Langdon Hospital under Devon Partnership NHS Trust provides an inpatient and consultation liaison service for the 1.5 million population of Devon and Cornwall. There are currently 10 substantive consultant psychiatrists/nurse consultant within the Forensic Directorate. You will be joining a very supportive and friendly consultant peer group which meets on a weekly basis. Warren ward has an established nursing team including ward manager, occupational therapist and OT assistants, a Specialty doctor, a dedicated ward social worker, ward psychologist and assistant psychologists, pharmacist, sports and activity workers and site GP.

Warren ward is a 15 bed medium secure rehabilitation ward andprovides treatment for patients who have significant mental health treatment needs and have a history of violence. The ward supports individuals who largely have been referred from the medium secure admissions ward. Warren also admits patients from other MSU and LSU providers and step down patients from HSU.

We would love to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking consultant willing to take a leading clinical role in our forensic inpatient mental health services.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Psychiatrist will lead a multi-disciplinary team and will also provide a forensic psychiatric liaison and assessment service for Devon and Cornwall residents in high secure hospitals, prisons, local psychiatric units and independent facilities.

Main duties will include leading and co-coordinating the care of 15 male patients, attending/chairing daily zoning meetings, weekly care review meetings, weekly risk review meetings, directorate operational management meetings, attending HCR-20 meetings. Post holder will be expected to prepare reports and provide oral evidence to Mental health tribunals and Hospital managers hearings. Post holder will also be expected to liaise and provide reports to the Ministry of Justice and other relevant agencies like court, probation and MAPPA. Post holder will also be expected to supervise ward doctors, core trainees and higher trainees who undertake their placement at Warren ward. Opportunities are available to get involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching research, quality improvement activities. Post holder will have access to support and advice from a friendly and supportive peer group on a daily basis and meets formally on a weekly basis.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification

Teaching and Supervision


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.



  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.


  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983


  • MRCPsych
  • CCT/CESR in forensic Psychiatry



  • Prior experience working in an Inpatient Mental Health Team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially the community.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of development of special interest in Inpatient & Forensic based Psychiatry.



  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.


  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.

Aptitudes and Values


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity.
  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.


  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.
  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies.

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