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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist Inpatient Service Hazel Ward

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
Milton Keynes Mental Health Services Consultant Psychiatrist, (10 PAs) + on call supplement

We are looking for a new Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry to join our team on Hazel Ward, providing high quality care to adult male patients with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions, ensuring that assessments for intervention are provided in a sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate way. The post is based at the Campbell Centre on the Milton Keynes University Hospital campus and there is office space and administration support provided.

This is an exciting time to be joining Milton Keynes Mental Health as we are rapidly growing and developing our teaching programmes. After very positive feedback from our August 2022 cohort of FY, GP and Core Trainees, the Deanery has increased our uptake with two more space for 2023. From March this year, we will also be welcoming our first cohort of 3rd year Medical Students, led by our newly appointed Director of Undergraduate Education and Clinical Fellow.

This post attracts a generous annual leave entitlement, study leave, the NHS pension scheme and other financial benefits, such as Relocation package for up to 8K and a range of lifestyle benefits, such as staff discounts, discount on the purchase and the lease of new cars
AAC dates being confirmed

Main duties of the job

  • Management of patients on the ward undertaking ward rounds and reviews/tribunals and work related to the Mental Health Act
  • Management of complex cases
  • Clinical leadership of the team
  • Provide a role in assessment of referrals/admissions
  • Care planning and treatment formulation
  • Provide guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness
  • Liaise and collaborate with other services/agencies
  • Implement the Mental Health Act
  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and partnership working

About us

In Milton Keynes, CNWL are responsible for the provision of mental health services for children and young people, adults and older adults. We jointly run the learning disability services with the local authority.

Milton Keynes Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) covers the whole area of Milton Keynes with all referrals received into the single point of access in the service. This is believed to be the best way to give greatest flexibility in case management and provision of service to children, young people and their families and carers. The service caters for all mental health presentations as well as children with learning disabilities who have mental health needs. There are a number of treatment pathways within the team for intervention and the service is currently adopting the I-Thrive model.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage, appraise and provide professional/clinical supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between Consultant colleagues and the Clinical Director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures
  • Ensure junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • Participate in service and business planning activity for the service and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
  • Participate in annual appraisal for Consultants
  • Attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme
  • Maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and abiding by professional codes of conduct
  • Participate in annual job plan review with the Clinical and Service Directors and in consultation with relevant managers ensuring the post develops in line with service configuration
  • Work with local managers and professional colleagues to ensure the efficient running of services, and sharing with Consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists



  • ?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
  • ?Approved under S12


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



  • ?Excellent knowledge in acute care with an interest in working with females presenting with complex mental health disorders
  • ?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
  • ?Excellent leadership and multi-disciplinary working skills
  • ?Experience of using quality improvement methodology and service development


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



  • ?Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • ?Participated in continuous professional development
  • ?Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • ?Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • ?Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • ?Supervisory and management experience.


  • ?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.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Campbell Centre


Milton Keynes


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