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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Forensic Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: 20% R&R and on-call supplement
Full time: 10.00 sessions
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Ashworth Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Ashworth Hospital is one of three High Security Hospitals in England responsible for the management and operation of high security psychiatric services and is committed to the continued development of services and their integration with mainstream mental health services.

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist post.

You will have a full caseload of 20 +/- 2 patients based at Ashworth Hospital.  There is a 20% R&R attached to the post.

The nature of this post calls for enthusiasm and developed clinical leadership.  MRCPsych, or equivalent, is essential as is appropriate training and experience in forensic psychiatry.

You must have full registration with the General Medical Council, hold a certificate of Specialist Register (CCT in Forensic Psychiatry) within six months and you should have or should work towards achieving AC status as well as Section 12(2) approval

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Melanie Higgins

Clinical Director

0151 473 2819