Sterling Cross Ltd
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Consultant Psychiatrist

One of the UK’s leading mental health care providers is now looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join them at their specialist mental health hospital just outside Southampton.

The group is a national leader in independent mental health and social care, offering high-quality inpatient, outpatient, aftercare, and residential services for mental health conditions (including ED and CAMHS), addictions treatment, and supported living for individuals with needs associated with mental illness, neurocognitive impairments, or ASD and/or learning disabilities.

Their Southampton hospital is a dynamic inpatient service supporting the recovery of adults experiencing acute mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression, and personality disorders with associated needs, as well as adults diagnosed with an eating disorder or who have presented with ED symptoms.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will provide consultant input to an 18-bedded, CQC “Good”-rated, mixed-gender acute mental health ward.

Supported by the Medical Director and Hospital Director, you will join and provide clinical leadership to a strong multidisciplinary team – including a full-time Specialty Doctor and nursing, psychology, and OT professionals – that works hard to empower each patient and maximise quality of life through person-centred treatment pathways and bespoke therapy programmes.

At all times, your goal will be to enable patients to recover and make lasting improvements in their mental health, regain independence, and smoothly transition to a less formal setting.

This is a permanent position for a Consultant Psychiatrist, ideally full-time (37.5h) with part-time and job-share arrangements also considered.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) GMC-recognised medical degree and MRCPsych qualification
  • (Essential) GMC registration with a licence to practise, plus inclusion on the Specialist Register in general psychiatry
  • (Essential) Approved Clinician status
  • (Desirable) Previous professional experience within an acute inpatient service


Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Ongoing CPD and access to study leave, with associated expenses covered by allocated budget
  • Opportunities to participate in peer support/supervision discussions, service development consultations, site-specific monthly clinical forums, inter-site best practice conferences, and other professional events
  • Expenses paid for MPS medical indemnity
  • Annual appraisals and revalidation support
  • 30 days’ annual leave + bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised meals
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Access to retail, leisure and lifestyle discount schemes and salary sacrifice schemes
  • And more.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £167.5k per year + WTE
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: Sterling Cross Ltd
  • Tel: 01304200323
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: AA/SO/11720/1
  • Posted: 2024-04-30 12:43:11 -

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