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Consultant Psychiatrist Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

Job Details

The role includes having RC responsibility and clinical leadership to the City & Hackney male inpatient psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), Bevan ward, which is a 15 bedded unit. The focus will be on consultant level assessment of any new admissions that have taken place, actively supporting an effective interface with others ward, HTT, forensic services and the community teams, providing clinical leadership for the MDT on the ward, leading ward and management rounds and undertaking relevant reviews of inpatients, supporting the bed management processes and maintaining high quality care for the patients on the ward.

The ward has a full multi-disciplinary team. In addition to the inpatient consultant psychiatrist the medical team consists of:
  • 0.6 WTE higher trainee doctor (they also work 0.2 WTE in the community, 0.2 WTE in special interest)
  • 1 WTE core trainee

The ward has an average of 2-3 admissions per week. There is management support from the Associate Clinical Director (Dr Victoria Cohen), who reports to the Clinical Director (Dr Olivier Andlauer).

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time post. The post-holder will provide consultant leadership, supervision, and support to the inpatient team. They will work with the ward manager and modern matron to deliver high quality inpatient treatment to the population of male adults living in the City of London and the borough of Hackney and who require intensive care during their inpatient admission.

They will contribute to the overall management and service development of Bevan Ward. The post-holder will coordinate leave and cover arrangements for the patients they have RC responsibility for, with the other inpatient consultants, and occasionally with community consultant psychiatrists. We are keen to develop clinical and medical leadership.

The post-holder will:
  • Contribute as a senior member of staff to service development within Bevan Ward
  • Offer consultations, assessments & appropriate treatments to people living in City & Hackney and requiring a hospital admission on the PICU.
  • Develop close links with other Acute Wards, forensic services and Community teams, including newly established Neighbourhoods Mental Health Teams.
  • Work with service users to develop service user input to service delivery and development.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of colleagues, notably junior doctors.
  • Ensure clinical audit of the service and the implementation of appropriate assessment tools and outcome measures as an integrated part of the service and contribute to quality improvement initiatives.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information please see attached job description and person specification. Please contact recruitment manager for further information on the role.

Person Specification



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


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



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Ability to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Ability and commitment to work with service users in service development and delivery
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to contribute to service planning, development, and management


  • Formal leadership/management training



  • Excellent knowledge of operation of acute adult mental health service.
  • An understanding of relevant Government guidelines, targets and legislation



  • Excellent experience of operation of acute adult mental health service
  • Assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health and psychological disorders with evidence-based interventions
  • Experience of consultation and liaison with mental health services and primary care


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service - including good experience of work in acute mental health services.
  • Experience of contributing and/or leading on service planning, development and management

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Bevan Ward

City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health, Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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