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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Description

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 15million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.


Lancashire Care is currently seeking 2 Locum Consultant Psychiatrists to join our Adult Mental Health Network. This is an exciting opportunity to join a cohort of 106 consultant psychiatrists to work in well-established posts in our central Lancashire area (Preston & Chorley).

We are an appreciative Trust that values colleagues and are always committed to developing consultants whilst, at the same time, value the contribution of senior clinicians in patient care.

You must be a Psychiatrist with 6, or more, years’ experience in mental health, of which 3 years are above junior doctor level, fully registered with the GMC, have a ‘license to practice’ and Section 12 approved.Approved Clinician (AC) status is desirable, but not essential, as the trust will support eligible candidates for application for AC status.Our Trust is forward-thinking and we are planning to roll out a development programme for Locum Consultants who want to submit their portfolio for inclusion on the specialist register via CESR or for consultants who are interested in developing their skills in management.

The 2 posts are based on a 10 PA job plan. The Trust has worked in collaboration with consultants and agreed a separate remuneration for on-call.And more recently, launched 7 day working for consultants which, again, attracts a separate remuneration and proved popular among the medical workforce.Following feedback from patient groups and AMHPs, we have agreed separate remuneration for Section 136 work in order to provide better and speedier services for our patients, and a response time exceeding the national time frame.

Whether you are a Consultant at the beginning of your career and have specific developmental requirements, or you are an experienced Consultant who is looking for a life change, you will be relocating to an area which combines the advantages of the large vibrant cities of Manchester, Preston and Liverpool, together with areas of outstanding natural beauty like the lake district and the Ribble valley. This is all within affordable property prices and some of the best performing state and private schools in the country.

Although these posts are for 12 months, we are rapidly expanding Trust and are usually able to extend contracts for colleagues who have committed themselves to our patients and our values.

The Associate Medical Director is keen to discuss with candidates the details of the posts and is happy to arrange visits for any applicants who are interested in specific posts. Please contact Dr. Khaled Mostafa (Adult Mental Health Network) by emailing ( Email address removed ) or contact  ( Phone number removed ) 

The application link is for a generic job application and you will be considered for all posts. If you have a preference for a certain post or location, please let the panel know during your interview.

Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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