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Consultant Psychiatrist PICU - Wigan

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Consultant in Inpatient Psychiatry to join Priestners Unit (8 bed unit with 4 beds allocated for male patients and 4 beds allocated for female patients.) The unit is based at State of the Art -Atherleigh Park Hospital which opened in 2017 when the unit was relocated from its previous site at Leigh Infirmary. The Unit benefits from individual en-suite rooms for all patients. There is a separate MDT room for morning meetings and reviews.

Priestners Unit is an award-winning unit for managing challenging behaviour (the APT awards of excellence). The Unit is accredited from QNPICU and works alongside the national standards of PICU.

Main duties of the job

Clinical role
  • Undertake assessments of referrals/ admissions to the service
  • Diagnose and formulate management plans in complex presentations.
  • Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations
  • Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
  • Preparation of Mental Health Review Tribunal and Managers' Hearings reports and attendance at subsequent hearings.
  • Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.
  • Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

Leadership role

  • Lead clinical decision making in the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high quality care
  • Develop service clinical priorities in line with national and professional guidance and standards
  • Engage with service transformation programmes including attendance at Consultant meetings for their service and directorate.

Educational role

  • Provide clinical and educational supervision for trainees in gaining core psychiatric experience
  • Provide clinical and educational supervision for psychiatric trainees in achieving competencies in core general psychiatry

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job description attached.
  • Manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the associate medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
  • Ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.



  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.

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