Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Male Secure LD Service

Northampton, Northamptonshire
24 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Male Secure LD Service

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.

We are focused on building our reputation for high quality care and treatment for patients with histories of offending and other risk behaviours.  The formation of services into Integrated Practice Units (IPU’s) has increased the autonomy of services and enabled us to transform the care and treatment we deliver to patients.

The Forensic Learning Disability IPU has an exciting opportunity to develop and strengthen your experience working with patients in low / medium secure care settings.  These are challenging environments, with excellent multidisciplinary teams, and a forward-thinking and holistic approach is taken to patient care and treatment in the Service.  The post-holders will be able to undertake non-clinical activities of interest e.g. research, teaching, governance and management - in an innovative way, and we actively encourage you to be a leader nationally in mental health and influence the direction of services in order for them to be the best for our patients.

A vacancy has arisen in our Male Low / Medium Secure Learning Disability part of the IPU.  You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients with complex mental disorders and neurodevelopmental needs.  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. The post holder will be supported and encouraged to complete training in DBT, which is offered within the Learning Disability IPU.

You will have MRCPsych or equivalent, a CCT (or eligibility) in Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry with a special interest.

For further details or to discuss further please contact Dr Deborah Morris, Clinical Lead 01604 616000 or or James Farrelly 01604 616624 or

Closing date - 1st January 2019

Interview date: TBC

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