Consultant Psychiatrist in Secure Inpatient Services

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a consultant forensic psychiatrist to work with us.Forensic Mental Health Services relocated to Ridgeway, with its purpose built medium and low secure facilities in May 2010. This facility offers increased capacity, with over 120 medium and low secure male and female in-patient beds. In addition Ridgeway contains the majority of the Forensic Learning Disability low secure beds (67) and the Medium Secure autism beds (12).

Ridgeway offers spacious accommodation along with a comprehensive range of facilities including its own gymnasium, football pitch, café, GP surgery, dental surgery and resource centre.

The principal objectives of the service are to cater for mentally disordered patients who require a greater degree of security than can be provided in conventional psychiatric settings in the region, but who do not need the degree of security provided by the High Secure Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant will be the Responsible Clinician for patients.

The Consultant, will be expected to provide committed, proactive and responsive clinical leadership working with the in-patient MDT team.

The Consultant will attend and contribute fully to formulation and risk meetings. The Consultant will attend the discharge planning meetings.

The Consultant will be responsible, in conjunction with the MDT, for developing close links with community teams and adult mental health inpatient services.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of �320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description

Job responsibilities

There are 3 posts available - Mandarin Ward, Jay Ward, Brambling Ward. Please see the relevant job descriptions attached (JDs are pending college approval) and state in your application which job you are applying for (or all 3).

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent knowledge of specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.

Teaching & Training


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

CPD & Appraisal


  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.

Research, Audit & Quality Improvement


  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within 6 months of gaining CCT in forensic psychiatry.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych.
  • Approved Clinician Status and Section 12 Status OR be able to achieve within 3 months.

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