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Consultant Psychiatrist in Inpatient (PICU)

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£105,390 to £126,281 a year plus 1 additional PA and on-call supplement
Closing date
4 May 2024


Unity Centre, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Full time, 10 Programmed Activities per week plus 1 additional PA subject to annual job plan review for flexibility and acuity

(part time may be considered)

The successful candidate will be part of the out of hours on-call consultant rota (1 in 15) and paid at 3% on call supplement

SWYPFT offer an increased starting salary for newly appointed Consultants to the Trust. Starting pay point YC72 point 04 equivalent to �105,390

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Psychiatry Intensive Care Unit (PICU) based at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield. This role plays a vital part in ensuring our patients receive the care that they need and will be an integral role within the Wakefield Acute Care Pathway. Walton PICU Ward is a 14-bed adult psychiatry intensive care unit (PICU) based at the Unity Centre , Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to join a friendly, supportive and experienced team. The postholder will work an experienced team of professionals, to ensure that all patients receive high quality care. The team comprises of multitude of experienced professionals, who are looking forward to welcoming a new Psychiatrist.

Main duties of the job

Please note the full advert, job description and person specification can be found under the supporting documents sections.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification for this post can be found under the supporting documents section.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych.
  • Additional clinical qualifications



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in and lead team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to lead Case-Based Discussion Groups.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients.
  • Has cared for close family / friend with mental health needs.



  • Fully registered with the GMC and have a licence to practise or be in a position to have a licence to practice on commencement in the post.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for General Psychiatry, or within six months of gaining CCT.
  • Approved or eligible clinician status.
  • Approved or eligible under S12.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane


West Yorkshire


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