Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a full time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist post in Forensic Psychiatry based at the Hatherton Centre, St George's Hospital in Stafford. This post is a newly created position in response to a reconfiguration of services across the directorate.

The Forensic Psychiatry Directorate provides inpatient psychiatric care for mentally disordered offenders from Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Shropshire.

The Trust's Inclusion Directorate provides multi-disciplinary mental health and substance misuse in-reach services to a large number of prisons both within the West Midlands and also nationally.

The Forensic Directorate also provides services in partnership with probation as part of various Offender Personality Disorder Pathway projects.

Main duties of the job

The Hatherton Centre provides Secure Mental Health care for men aged over 18 with a primary diagnosis of mental illness. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team you will provide active involvement in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of service user care responding quickly to those referred with urgent and high risk mental health needs and provide collaborative, effective, evidence based interventions at the right time with the right person You will need to have the following key skills and experience:
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working with mentally disordered offenders
  • Expertise in the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders and risk management
  • Experience of working in teams and with multiple agencies and stakeholders
  • Expertise in the management of acute and chronic mental illness and rehabilitation of offenders.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team
  • Experience of service development and quality improvement
  • CCT in Forensic or General Adult psychiatry

About us

MPFTprovides physical and mental health care, learning disability, and adult social care servicesacross Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. In addition, we provide services on a wider regional and national basis. We serve a population of 1.5 million and employ around 8,500 members of staff.

By joining MPFT you will become part of a diverse and inclusive team who are empowered and supported to deliver care in a way which is consistent withour values:
  • putting people at the heart of what we do
  • empowering people to improve care and wellbeing
  • delivering better health, better care in partnership

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups,

individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals. All have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us

We will support your career development and progression. Membership of the excellent NHS pension scheme, generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave, pay and the option for flexible working. You will receive up to 27 days annual leave (increasing to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

We are also proud to have a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Lead a full MDT in the assessment and treatment of acute and rehabilitation medium secure male patients.
  • Assessment of patients in multiple settings including prisons, hospitals, community and CJS.
  • Detailed formulation and risk management.
  • Engagement with key agencies such as the MOJ and MAPPA as required.
  • Service development, audit and other governance activities
  • Engagement with students and trainees as required.
  • Opportunities for service development, quality improvement and academic roles.
  • Maintain good standing for CPD and peer group involvement.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry or equivalent training as approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (senior trainees in forensic psychiatry must be within six months of CCT at the point of interview)
  • Full GMC registration plus eligibility for specialist registration
Clinical and professional competence Essential
  • A high level of expertise in risk assessment and management
  • Ability to manage own time and to prioritise clinical workload
  • A high level of expertise in forensic psychiatry

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