Consultant Psychiatrist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
In line with New Ways of Working and the changing role of the Consultant, the post holder will provide a consultative, supervisory and supportive role to the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take an active part in the clinical work of the team the majority of clinical work is based on site, but service users may also be seen at home, as required. Clinical work also includes report writing and attendance at Mental Health Act review tribunals.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The consultant will have RC responsibility for patients under CTO. We have currently got 27 patients on CTO. The case load of current CTO is divided with the current recovery team consultant and the rest between a community and inpatient consultant who have RC responsibility for the CTO patients.

Person Specification



  • MbChb, MBBS or equivalent

Clinical skills, knowledge and experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Academic skills and lifelong learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Peasley Cross

St Helens


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