Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist – Medium Secure – Cranford

St Andrew's Healthcare

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Consultant Psychiatrist – Cranford
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Full Time (part time or full time will be considered)
Salary: Total package up to £150,000 depending on experience
Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in the next 6 months.
St Andrew’s is a not for profit Charity – we have no shareholders and any surplus we make is ploughed straight back into our services. We are part of the Specialist Provider Collaboratives in the East and West Midlands and are a member of the East Midlands Alliance. Our services in Northampton, set in 150 plus acres of woodland greenery are spread across 5 Divisions – Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, Neuropsychiatry and CAMHS. We have a number of unique specialist national services including our Deaf Forensic Service, Huntington’s Service, Secure Brain Injury Service, Older Adults Secure Services, Blended Women’s Service (one of 3 National Pilots) and a specialist inpatient DBT service.
The ward
Cranford ward is a 17 bed, medium secure unit within the medium secure division. Cranford specialises in the assessment and treatment of men aged 55 and above. It offers assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for patients who have committed, or are suspected of having committed, serious offences or for those individuals who present with difficult to manage behaviour.  It is designed to offer a safe, secure and therapeutic environment to assess and manage risk whilst ensuring the diverse needs of the older adult are met.
When patients have made progress and their risk has decreased the MDT work closely with commissioners to facilitate the safe transfer to the least restrictive environment; these will be step-down units either within St Andrew’s hospital wards, or to low secure wards in their home area, depending on the needs of the individual.
The Role
Working within our Medium Secure Service, you will be the Responsible Clinician in our specialist medium service.  This is a male medium secure ward that will provide care and treatment for working age males with mental illnesses. This is a new ward that will form part of an established and successful medium secure male service. You will work closely with the other male wards and clinical teams to ensure the pathways between the wards/services are maximised and meet patients’ needs as they progress through treatment and recovery.
You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients with often complex needs.  You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services, 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.  Someone who wants to join an organisation and be a leader of a team who also shares this passion.
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 with often complex needs.  You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services, with scope to develop your specialist interests and grow your remit and responsibilities. You will have an office and the support of an associate specialist as ward doctor and a full MDT including Clinical Administrators and Personal Assistants dedicated to your wards and service.
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.
Why join St Andrew’s
Opportunities to progress – Most of our senior medical managers started off as Consultants in the Charity
Speciality Doctor and Physical Healthcare team support
Infrequent non resident second on calls with 24 hour first on call cover
Individual study budget of £1,000 per Consultant
We sponsored many of our doctors to undertake MBA degrees
The chance to be part of a community of Consultants on one site with a weekly multidisciplinary CPD and Grand Rounds programme that includes colleagues from the NHS
Only 10 per cent of our Consultant Psychiatrist roles are occupied by locums. Our posts fill up fast
Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medicolegal work though our community partnerships
Opportunities for joint roles with the NHS in some areas
Teaching Opportunities for medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham as well as Trainees
Opportunities for research with our Research and Innovation Team
Class leading analytics and data monitoring with extensive integration with our Electronic Records
Electronic Prescribing on all our wards
Other benefits:
Travel allowance, pension, 32 days of Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off, free parking, sickness policy on par with the NHS, secretarial support and more
International Medical Graduates
We welcome applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK and you will be considered alongside all other applications. Please contact if you would like more details on how we can support you.

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