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Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Inpatients, Blackpool

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
5 Aug 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist (General Adult Inpatients) - Blackpool (10 PA)

*RRP payment Payable*

This post will attract a Recruitment & Retention Premia for 3 years as follows:

20% of basic salary in the first 12 months

15% of basic salary in the second 12 months

10% of basic salary in the third 12 months

Eligibility criteria do apply. Please note that staff currently employed by the Trust would not be eligible to apply for this recruitment and retention premia.

We are excited to advertise for a General Adult Consultant to join us working in inpatients at The Harbour, Blackpool. The post is substantive and full time (10 PAs).

You will be expected to participate on the Consultant On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is payable.

The Harbour MH hospital is a newly built, state of the art unit based just off junction 4 on the M55. The M55 connects with the M6 and tends to be a really quiet connecting motorway, with rarely any delays. The Harbour is 2 mins from Junction 4 off the M55

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a leading member of the well-established, in-patient, multidisciplinary teams based at the Harbour and will have the following important clinical responsibilities:
  • Responsible Clinician for a defined caseload.
  • Assessment of patients referred by the community teams and responsibility for any of admissions at the Harbour Hospital.
  • Out of Hours Cover.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

The Job Description for this post was approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 21 February 2024.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • On 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


The Harbour

Windmill Rise



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