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Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Blackburn

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum (pro-rata)
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Perinatal Psychiatry, Pennine Lancashire (5PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist to work as part of the Community Perinatal Mental Health for Pennine Lancashire. This new opportunity follows the Trust securing funding to establish a specialist perinatal community mental health team for Lancashire and South Cumbria. The post is substantive and part time (5PA). It will be based at Daisyfield Mill, Blackburn.

Main duties of the job

The Perinatal CMHT core work hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. The Perinatal CMHT has a referral procedure, which includes an online referral form, available through the LSCFT intranet and internet site and a duty system. The Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist (CP) will be the clinical leader of the Perinatal CMHT supported by the Operational Leads. The CP will prioritise women depending on clinical need and ensure recommended timeframes are met. They will have a role in the assessment, formulation and management of cases and will carry a caseload of patients with complex care needs and of patients deemed to present with increased risk in the perinatal period.

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.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description Job responsibilities

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

The Job Description has been submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for approval.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge, skills and experience appropriate to this post

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