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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

Job Details

This is a part time ( 0.8 FTE) Consultant Psychiatrist post in Forensic Psychiatry based at the Hatherton Centre, St George's Hospital in Stafford. This post is a newly created position in response to a reconfiguration of services across the directorate

The Forensic Psychiatry Directorate provides inpatient psychiatric care for mentally disordered offenders from Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Shropshire.

Main duties of the job

The inpatient position is based at providing care for patients at the Hatherton centre, a medium secure hospital based at St George's hospital site. The post holder will provide medical input to Newport house, an 8 bedded medium secure intensive care unit with the Hatherton Centre. The post holder will also provide medical support to the physical health pathway

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What we ask from you

We are looking to recruit a consultant forensic psychiatrists with a CCT in forensic psychiatry for this position. Having PICU experience would be considered essential for the role. As the role will involve providing support to the physical health pathway, having previous experience of assessing and treating physical health conditions will also be essential.

Person Specification



  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry or equivalent training as approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (senior trainees in forensic psychiatry must be within six months of CCT at the point of interview)
  • Full GMC registration plus eligibility for specialist registration

Clinical and professional competence


  • A high level of expertise in risk assessment and management
  • Ability to manage own time and to prioritise clinical workload
  • A high level of expertise in forensic psychiatry

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Hatherton Centre, St George's Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3AG

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