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Consultant Psychiatrist Dorset Prisons

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

The post holder will be eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register in Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry.

The primary duties of the post holder will include consultant leadership for the Mental Health In-reach Team at prisons based in Dorset.

7.5 DCC will be divided as follows

1 day per week and once fortnightly at HMP Guys Marsh. 3PA DCC

1 day per week and once fortnightly at HMP Portland. 3 PA DCC

~Half day (6 hours) per week at HMP The Verne. 1.5 PA DCC

The post holder will have 2.5 SPA allocated in their job plan for undertaking activities that support the professional role such as teaching, training, clinical management, clinical governance, service development and other relevant activities.

Main duties of the job

Clinical work - HMP Guys Marsh, HMP Portland & HMP The Verne
  • assessing prisoners in the house-blocks and in Healthcare
  • liaising with services outside the prison to arrange CPAs, aftercare plans or transfers to hospital
  • attending the inpatient unit to manage psychiatric cases.
  • any other care which could reasonably be expected of a consultant acting in an in-reach capacity in a prison
  • quality improvement initiatives, to be agreed with multidisciplinary colleagues and the service managers.

About us

At Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, we offer a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South-East London and to people in prison across England. Our wide array of services includes community health care, such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies.

Oxleas is a great place to work. It has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work 2023 by the Sunday Times amongst very big employers. Our staff survey results show that we are in the Top 5 in England and the highest in London for staff experience amongst similar trusts.

We are always delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Oxleas family. We care about making Oxleas a great place to work - it's a big priority in our strategy. Come and join us - it's a place where our values, teamwork, equity, and wellbeing matter and where you can really help to improve people's lives.

Ify Okocha

Chief Executive

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a new full time post created in response to clinical demand and service mobilisation.

The post holder will be supported by the South West Prisons Consultant team and the Associate Clinical Director for South West Prisons, who will also act as Line Manager.

The post includes an interesting and varied range of clinical responsibilities for prisoners with a wide range of clinical conditions, including acute and chronic mental illness, personality disorder and ADHD.

Workload at HMP Guys Marsh, HMP Portland & HMP The Verne

The in-reach team holds a caseload and within this caseload, a number of patients would be subject to CPA management. New assessments are normally slotted into the ward rounds (Inpatients) and into prearranged out-patient clinics if the new assessments are generated from the referral system. All referrals are triaged by the In-Reach Team. On rare occasions, assessments are requested as an emergency from the wings or segregation unit. This is variable but on average couple of times a week. Whilst there is flexibility in allocation of individual responsibilities, the overarching model is one of integrated working across the mental health multidisciplinary teams.

This post-holder will have his or her base at HMP Guys Marsh, HMP Portland and HMP The Verne for the allocated PAs, where the mental health service comprises a full multidisciplinary team, including mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, Support Time and Recovery workers, and a psychology team, supported by administration and a service manager.

Person Specification



  • GMC Registered



  • AC Status



  • Relevant experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Portland

104 Grove Road



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