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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist - PICU + RRP up to 20%

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
**This post is being advertised pending Royal College approval**

This is a great opportunity for a full time (10PA) Consultant for a new 14 bedded Male PICU, based in Derby. This is an exciting time to work for Derbyshire Healthcare. We are currently undertaking a programme to create purpose-built facilities to improve the safety, privacy and dignity for our adult acute mental health patients, by eradicating dormitory accommodation. As part of the programme, we are building a new state of the art Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on our Kingsway Hospital, Derby site.

This will be a 14 bedded male PICU focused on therapeutic interventions and will deliver care to the national standard of PICU recommendations. The unit is due to open in approximately November 2024, therefore this will be a great opportunity for you to shape the service and build the team along with the Ward Manager and other senior leaders.

We put a high emphasis on quality of care, peer support and on clinical engagement in service development and management. We will welcome candidates who bring an enthusiasm for innovation, teaching and development and can work closely with colleagues from different professional backgrounds.

This post attracts a 20% RRP, based on the bottom of the National Consultant (2003) pay scale. This is subject to review and will be paid as a golden hello payment over 2 years.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will take a key role in the Department, providing clinical leadership to their own team and those within The Working Age Adult Acute Directorate, with which they will be working and supporting current and future service developments.

Working in accordance with our people first approach you will lead by example, acting as a role model within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to ensure the highest level of clinical standards. You will ensure, along with the Ward Manager, that the team provides safe, effective therapeutic care within a specialist newly purpose-built ward environment.

The unit will support patients with mental health conditions who need intensive treatment and support as an inpatient, provided within a safe and stable environment for their recovery. You will lead the team and support the wider MDT to create an environment where we are able to acknowledge our service users' cultures, life experiences, protected characteristics and their strengths to help promote their recovery.

The culture and ethos of approach within our PICU is aimed at ensuring that co-production of care with our service users is an essential and key part of their recovery journey. The MDT will involve both the service users, their carers, alongside clinicians and practitioners as well as external agencies to ensure that individual recovery care plans are individual, co-produced, therapeutic and effective.

Please enquire about our generous relocation package.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:o Commitment to flexible working where this is possibleo 33 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 35 days after 7 years service in the grade.o Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing trainingo Generous NHS pension schemeo Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefitso Health service discounts and online benefitso Incremental pay progressiono Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7o Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Networko Health and wellbeing opportunitieso Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with GMC with license
  • Approved clinician status



  • Excellent knowledge of speciality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Ability to work in and lead a team
  • Participated in research and service provision

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Kingfisher Ward, Kingsway Hospital



DE22 3NH

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