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Consultant Psychiatrist - Trafford - General Adult Inpatient

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
The Consultant Psychiatrist will be working on Brook ward, a 22 bed all male acute assessment ward with ensuite facilities. This is based at the Moorside Unit, on the site of Trafford General Hospital. It is part of the Trafford Directorate.

Trafford operates a functional model service with a single point of access and care is provided on a needs led basis, determined by the professionals. The service is divided, for ease of delivery, into two adult localities, both of which are further sub-divided into consultant sectors

Main duties of the job

  • Provide Medical leadership for MDT meetings
  • Carry out comprehensive psychiatric Assessment and provide treatment for inpatients on the ward.
  • Support ward based staff to manage psychiatric emergencies
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings
  • Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.
  • Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
  • Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk management processes
  • Provide medical leadership to the inpatient ward team
  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including other wards and inpatient units, community mental health teams, services and primary care
  • Liaison with Families and Carers
  • Complete reports for Mental Health Tribunals with the support of the Staff Grade doctor
  • Attend Mental Health Tribunals or supervise other members of the medical teams in Tribunal work Assess for use of the Mental Health Act, complete consent to treatment and authorise Section 17 leave

About us

  • Largest mental health provider in Greater Manchester with focus on delivering excellent mental health care.
  • Posts across rural, suburban and urban settings.
  • Standard offer of 2.5 SPAs: 7.5 DCCs (pro rata).
  • Support for flexible and less than full-time working.
  • Opportunities to pursue a special interest.
  • The Trust is highly active in research and innovation and has links with a number of local universities consultants can engage with research from recruitment through to dedicated research time.
  • Clear framework for interested colleagues to develop management and leadership Jo skills and take up positions in leadership and management.
  • Access to in-house training including a Recovery Academy.
  • Structured and supported approach to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Agreed process for career breaks.
  • Relocation package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree


  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Specialist Register
  • GMC Registration


  • Approved Clinician

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital


M41 5SL

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