Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

A incredible new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to work in an exceptional hospital based in the Wellington, Somerset area.

You will be working for one of UK's leading health care providers

This special hospital provides care to men and women with mental health conditions in a modern and purpose-built hospital with low and medium secure environments


*To be considered for this position you must hold a Full GMC Registration



As the Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist your key responsibilities include:

  • Take overall responsibility for patient treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT

  • Attend SMT morning handover

  • Assess referrals to determine suitability for admission

  • Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis & treatment

  • Participate in ward rounds, clinical audit and quality improvement work

  • Chair and oversee CPA reviews

  • Lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management

  • Participate in clinical governance and ensure implementation of policies and protocols.

  • Work and liaise with external agencies

  • Write and supervise various reports including Mental Health Act tribunals and managers' reports and attend hearings

The following skills and experience would be preferred and beneficial for the role:

  • On the Specialty Register for Forensic Psychiatry or General Psychiatry with forensic experience

  • Able to lead and work within multi-disciplinary teams

  • To be in good CPD standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and to have had an appraisal within the last year

The successful Psychiatrist will receive an excellent competitive salary up to £150,000 per annum.

This exciting position is a permanent full time role working through Days.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous benefits:

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and your birthday off!

  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) and pension contribution

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced Maternity Package

  • Free meals while on duty

  • Employee Assistance Services

  • Career development and training

  • Wellbeing support and activities

  • Voluntary benefits

  • Medical indemnity cover

  • Flexibility to work in clinically led environments

Reference ID: 6066

To apply for this fantastic job role, please call on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV

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