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We employ around 3,000 staff, and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals, live our lives free from stigma and discrimination, and improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health.

Locum Consultant Psychiatrist: Acute Working Age Adult & Medical Lead  

Job Overview 

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Consultant Psychiatrist to work in our acute working age adult service. This is a unique post and an excellent opportunity to work clinically into one of the female wards being Responsible Clinician for 6 beds on ward 1 Becklin, whilst working as the Medical Lead for the acute services – the acute wards and crisis resolution intensive support service (CRISS). The postholder must be dedicated to working within a multi-disciplinary leadership team, whilst providing a medical and psychiatric perspective within the service. The role is supported by a 2nd Consultant Psychiatrist who will manage the remaining beds on the ward, ensuring that sessional time for meaningful and productive leadership work is protected and can be carried out in timely and responsive way. Requests to work flexibly are welcomed, for eg some time working from home or variation from standard hours, and supported subject to the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

Ward 1 is a 22 bedded female acute ward in LYPFT, based at the Becklin Centre in Leeds. The Consultant Psychiatrist in their clinical role will work alongside a large MDT leading on management of 6 female inpatients. This new additional post will be supported by a fulltime Consultant (responsible for the remaining inpatients), a full time Specialty Doctor and 2 junior doctors. The Consultant will play a key role in the medical and clinical leadership of ward 1 Becklin and in the supervision of the MDT and medical staff to ensure effective, high quality care for inpatients. There are 5 job planned sessions for this part of the role. 

The Medical Lead role of the post is designed to be completed within the remaining 5 sessions. The post holder will be part of the Acute Services Senior Leadership team, but importantly will add a medical perspective to decision making and the development of the service. The post holder will be the “medical voice” for their Consultant colleagues, playing a key role in clinical governance at all levels and in workforce planning, including the development of non medical prescribers and multi-professional clinicians. They will be involved actively in the Acute Care Excellence (ACE) work and projects that impact upon quality and performance, such as embedding formulation into inpatient practice, reducing clinical variation across the service and reviewing the model of inpatient care.  

Please click on this link for full job description and recruitment brochure. If you require any further details/informal visits please contact:

Name: Dr Julie Robinson 

Telephone Number: 0113 85 55505