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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult Psychiatry - Lancaster

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Aug 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry, Lancaster and Morecambe (10 PAs)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist to work with the Home Based Treatment Team (HBTT) in Lancaster and Morecambe. The post is full time and based at East Barn, Lancaster.

There will be an expectation to join the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is payable.

Main duties of the job

Home Based Treatment Teams (HBTTs) are a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals providing a 24 hour, 7 day per week service to people experiencing a Mental Health (MH) crisis. HBTTs provide an alternative to hospital admission by providing intensive community based interventions. Where a hospital admission does occur, HBTT can assist in shortening the inpatient stay by facilitating early discharge and support back to the community. The consultant psychiatrist is expected to carry a compact caseload of the most complex and unstable cases, but will also be available at short notice to provide consultation and advice to other team members, although they are not required to act as care co-ordinator.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and be included on the Specialist register of the GMC or they should be eligible for entry to the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment and have or are eligible to have Approved Clinician Status. Remuneration will be as set out in the terms of the New Consultant Contract according to previous experience.

About us

The role:
  • At least 2.5 SPAs as standard for a full time post (we would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust).
  • Excellent peer support group
  • Study leave budget of �3000 over 3 years or up to �5000 over 3 years for newly qualified Consultants
  • Opportunities to be a clinical supervisor
  • Relocation package available.

At our Trust, we're really keen to develop our Consultant workforce and nurture their areas of interest in a flexible way where possible. Come and have a chat with us about what your special interest or development area and build a suitable job plan with us. We also have an extremely active Medical Education department and support our Consultants in becoming Clinical & Educational Supervisors and nurturing their interests in this area. There are also opportunities to have a role in Digital Leadership if this is a passion for any of our Consultants.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description has been submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for approval.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months
  • Section 12 approved or within 3 months
  • AC status or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience relevant to this role

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


East Barn

Pathfinders Drive



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