Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult - Kendal

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
18 Dec 2023
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Kendal (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

We are delighted to advertise this full time (10PA), substantive role for a Consultant Psychiatrist. The post combines inpatient work at Westmorland General Hospital (8 PAs) and work with the Home Treatment Team in Kendal (2 PAs). With great access to the M6, this base is within easy reach of city and countryside alike, not to mention excellent schools and train links in the area.

Main duties of the job

The Kentmere Ward has 12 beds, with modern en-suite bedrooms, an improved light, airy environment, space for recreation and therapeutic activity and improved garden and courtyard areas. As Consultant Psychiatrist, you will lead an MDT, supported by a range of health professionals. The inpatient work will account for 8 PAs.

The Home Treatment Team in Kendal supports people living in the community and 2 PAs will be allocated for this work.

You will be expected to participate on the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is payable.

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 role:
  • 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).
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultants
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Relocation package available.

It's also an exciting time to be joining LSCFT as we have significantly expanded our Medical Leadership positions in areas such as suicide prevention, Mental Health Law, Audit & Effectiveness, and Locality Medical Director roles. 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.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Lancashire and South Cumbria is a fantastic place to live and work. We have the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Ribble Valley on our doorstep. We're within easy reach of the vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool and 21/2 hours from London by rail.

We have excellent state schooling and affordable rural or city living.Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust is dynamic and forward thinking. We're keen to encourage you in developing your interests in education, research, leadership and more alongside your clinical role. We take an innovative and flexible approach to planning your job with you, focusing on work life balance to enable you to make the most of all that living and working in Lancashire and South Cumbria has to offer.

We'll support you with relocating and settling in to your new post.

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


Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road



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