Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for Older Adult Males
Full Time (part time or full time will be considered)
Salary: Very Competitive plus package and benefits
Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in 2021 or early 2022
Due to promotion of the incumbent post-holder, we are looking to recruit a specialist in the field of older person’s forensic healthcare for Cranford Ward. Our medium secure ward for men aged over 65.
You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs. Throughout our 180 year history we have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people and today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to take your career to a new level.
You will join one of the largest specialist mental health sites in the UK and join a team of over 30 other Consultant Psychiatrists and 8 Clinical Directors / Medical Directors based at our Northampton site so lots of support for someone early in their Consultant career but great opportunities for experienced Consultants to progress into Director level roles in the future too.
The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, PICU, Learning Disability, Autism Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too. It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gym’s and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds (please see link below for more details).
Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day
Working within our Medium Secure Service, you will be the Responsible Clinician for Cranford Ward, our specialist medium secure ward for older men. This is an opportunity to work within a national specialist service to support patients with complex psychopathology and provide bespoke care adapted for their individual needs. This post is being advertised as a full time role however we would consider flexible or part time working arrangements.
With the changes in the service giving more autonomy to staff to make decisions that will help improve patient outcomes, we are looking for people who have new ideas and who want a role where they have more autonomy to make decisions in the best interest of patient care.
The Medium Secure Service in Northampton have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to develop and strengthen their experience working with patients in secure care whilst having the chance to develop research and clinical ideas. This service is forward-thinking, open to new ideas and a holistic approach is taken to patient care and treatment.
If you would like to be part of working with an innovative and dynamic team; be able to develop and deliver up to date treatments; and work in a supportive environment then this is the place for you! This will be a personally and professionally rewarding role. The post-holder will be able to undertake non-clinical activities of interest e.g. research, teaching, governance and management - in an innovative way, and influence the direction of services in order for them to attain the best outcomes for our patients.
You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients within the service. You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services and there will also be a strong research and teaching element to the role. With scope to develop your specialist interests and grow your remit and responsibilities, we will actively encourage you to be a leader nationally in mental health and influence the future direction of services.
We are looking for an individual who wants a role where they have the autonomy to make decisions that will help improve patient care and outcomes and has a passion about transforming care. Someone who wants to join an organisation and be a leader of a team who also shares this passion.
We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity
We also support a number of our Consultant Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country. There are also opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrew's Consultancy Service.
The successful candidate will lead a full MDT and help shape services further through strategic decision-making and improvement projects whilst having support from a team of Junior Doctors and MDT specialists. You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrew's commitment to innovation and world-class care.
Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent and hold a CCT in ideally Forensic Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry
The post attracts a competitive salary with travel allowance (with the option of additional remuneration for work undertaken via the St Andrew’s Consultancy service), sickness policy on par with NHS, 41 days annual leave including bank holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more...
For further details please contact Dr Alex Hamilton – on or or our Internal Recruitment Consultant, James Farrelly on
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