Consultant Psychiatrist - PICU

St Andrew's Healthcare
Competitive salary
28 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Consultant Psychiatrist - PICU

Location: Northampton

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (1.0 WTE)

You can achieve more at St Andrew's Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew's is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients' interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew's CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day

The Service

The service provides acute psychiatric services to male and female working age adults and aims to rapidly stabilise acutely mentally unwell patients to allow them to return to open services in their home area in the shortest possible time.

Our PICU services provide tailored treatment programs that are developed to recognise each individual's strengths, needs and risks, with specific emphasis on treating mental illness and starting the recovery process.

The service has a track record for innovation and using outcome measures to provide the highest quality of care.

Bayley and Heygate Wards are Psychiatric Intensive Care Units within the Low and Specialist rehabilitation Division, based in Northampton. They offer short periods of rapid assessment, intensive treatment and stabilisation for 10 women and 10 men within a locked setting.The service is planning toexpanding to incorporate a third PICU this year..

About You

The successful candidate will join an established MDT and help shape services further through strategic decision-making and improvement projects. You will also be able to undertake research projects as part of St Andrew's commitment to innovation and world-class care. The successful candidate will lead on the expansion of the PICU service.

Applicants must have MRCPsych or equivalent and hold a CCT, preferably in Forensic Psychiatry or Adult Psychiatry.


St Andrews has a proud history of supporting newly qualified Psychiatrists completing their CCT to make that transition into their first Consultant level role a successful one. This will be done through support, development and one to one mentoring from over 30 specialist Consultant Psychiatrists and Clinical Directors who are based on the Northampton site. As well as this you will have support from some very talented Speciality Doctors who are dedicated to your wards and service too.

We are extremely proud to empower the careers of our medical professionals, and our Executive Medical Director and all of our Clinical Directors have grown and developed into their current roles within the Charity

We also support a number of our Consultant Psychiatrists through an Executive MBA programme at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country. There are opportunities to attend our regular internal CPD events and for you to develop a medico-legal out-patient practice as part of the St Andrew's Consultancy Service.

Why Choose St Andrew's?
  • Competitive salary
  • A tailored comprehensive induction programme
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Supportive working environment
  • Huge opportunities for Continuing Professional Development with regular onsite educational & training events
  • Relocation allowance available (subject to status)


To discuss in more detail, please contact Dr Liz Beber, Clinical Director, on 01604745964 or email James Farrelly, Senior Recruiter on 01604 616624 or

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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