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Consultant Psychiatrist - Inpatients (Morris Ward)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year plus 10% R&R and 1% on-call supplement
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the inpatient team at Clock View Hospital, Liverpool. The post is a newly created post, which will be available due to the reconfiguration of the medical model at Clock View Hospital. The post will be one of four general adult inpatient Consultants at Clock View Hospital. The post holder would be responsible for 17 patients on Morris ward, which is a male acute ward.

Clock View Hospital is a purpose built adult mental health facility based in Walton, Liverpool opened in 2015. There are 3 acute adult wards namely: Alt (mixed ward), Dee (female), and Morris (male). Clock view also houses Newton ward which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and an old age ward, Irwell.

The post currently attracts a 10% R& R payment (which will be reviewed next year)

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for 17 patients on Morris ward

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for Inpatients.

Support staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.

To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.

To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Manager's hearings.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement Meetings.

To provide medical leadership to the team.

Liaise with carers.

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with other services.

Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Inpatient care for service users is provided by Consultants working within the Acute Care teams at Broadoak Unit as well as Clock View Hospital, Windsor House( all Liverpool based) and Hartley Hospital (Southport based).

Clock View Hospital is an adult mental health facility based in Walton, Liverpool opened in 2015. There are 3 acute adult wards namely: Alt (mixed ward), Dee (female), and Morris (male). Clock view also houses Newton ward which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and an old age ward, Irwell.

The post is due to be vacant due to the reconfiguration of the medical model for the general adult wards at Clock View Hospital. Currently there are 3 Consultants covering the 4 adult wards. The proposed model is 1 Consultant covering 1 ward. There will be 4 general adult consultants, covering the 4 adult wards including PICU. There will be a minimum of 2 middle grade doctors, and 6-8 junior doctors working alongside the 4 general adult consultants. There will be 0.5 WTE ST/SAS trainee allocated to Morris ward, and a minimum of 1 junior trainee.

The post holder would be responsible for 17 patients on Morris ward. On average there are approximately 3 admissions per week to Morris in total with around 3 discharges. There is on average one Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing each week.


Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


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



  • 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 clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


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



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & 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
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Clock View Hospital

2a Oakhouse Park


L19 1EP

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