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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Inpatient - Medlock Ward

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

Main duties of the job

Role of the Inpatient Consultant Psychiatrist on Medlock ward

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

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the role please see attached detailed job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree


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



  • Specialist Register
  • GMC


  • Approved Clinician

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road

Davyhulme, Manchester

M41 5SL

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