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Consultant Psychiatrist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our newly refurbished, female and male Inpatient wards in Basingstoke, Mid & North Hampshire Division. The post holder will be based at Parklands Hospital, Basingstoke and will become part of a team of consultants working in the Acute Care Team.

This inpatient role stands out from other acute psychiatric inpatient roles currently advertised because of the favourable ration of medical time per patient. The postholder will have a maximum of 12 inpatients at any point in time 6 male and 6 female beds spread between 2 newly refurbished single sex 18-bedded acute wards. They will have the support of a middle grade doctor Specialty Doctor or higher trainee as well as a junior doctor. They will work alongside another consultant with their own junior doctors who will spend 5 sessions on the ward looking after the remainder of the 6 beds. We have deliberately resourced the ward in this way to ensure quality of care to our patients, to prevent burnout amongst clinicians, to allow medical teaching and supervision to junior doctors, to maintain turnover, to share tribunal report writing, ensure excellent physical health monitoring, allow medics to contribute to service development and quality improvement and allow an offsite PA per week to be taken by the post-holder.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be based at Parklands Hospital, Basingstoke and will be responsible for providing clinical care, RC responsibility and treatment for up to 12 patients across the two brand new single sex 18 bedded acute ward as well as providing clinical leadership to the team.

Cherry and Juniper wards form part of the Acute Care Pathway, together with a 6 bedded MoD Unit, a 10 bedded PICU Hazel ward and a Crisis and Home Treatment Team, all based at Parklands Hospital. The postholder will join 6 other consultant colleagues in AMH, 4 middle grade doctors and approximately 6 junior doctors in the medical team supporting the Acute Care Pathway. The Leadership team across the pathway consists of 2 Ward Managers at Band 7, 2 Band 8A Modern Matrons across the wards, 2 band 7 leaders in the CRHT and a Crisis pathway Manager Band 8A across CRHT.

The successful candidate will be part of a combined North West Hampshire Senior on call Rota, approximately 1 in 9 frequency with option of first or second senior on call, at 3 per cent and 1 per cent banding respectively.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached Job description for further detail on the role. The person specification is also available in the attached document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Parklands Hospital

Aldermaston Road



RG24 9RH

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