The Spinney
Medical Psychiatry


We are seeking an enthusiastic psychiatrist to join the medical team of five consultants and one specialty doctor at the Spinney. Our hospital is a well-established, male-only service which has been in operation since 1998. We currently have 97 beds over seven wards and a ten bedded PICU. This post will be primarily covering 20 medium secure patients on two wards. 

You will be working with a full MDT including a psychologist, social worker, and OT staff as well as experienced nurses. You will be providing clinical assistance and support where required for the development of strategies for clinical audit and medical education. The Spinney hospital has achieved Outstanding Rating by the CQC on two full inspections in 2016 and 2018. We hope that you will be part of the team that will work towards maintaining these standards.

Working for Elysium Healthcare will give you access to a large and supportive peer group of like-minded professionals. The hospital is part of the North West Elysium Health Care Services. We run a regular CPD group every Friday afternoon and there is ample opportunity for continuing education and developing a special interest. You will take part in a second on-call rota supported by experienced 1st on-call doctors. The service has a well supported medical on-call system. 

We strongly recommend a visit to our hospital to have a good appreciation of the post on offer and meet potential colleagues. 

The role includes:


  • Exercising professional leadership and instituting, managing and evaluating through audit a medical service, ensuring that clinical policy, practice, and its application is research-based and of a good standard
  • Being jointly responsible with the General Practitioner for the provision of medical services appropriate to patients in this service.
  • Participating in the interview process for medical staff
  • Training, developing and appraising direct reports
  • Facilitating and supporting the Clinical Quality Assurance programme, ensuring consistency within the units
  • Ensuring professional compliance with the relevant professional bodies
  • Participating in supervision, appraisal and continued professional development in accordance with company policy and professional guidelines.

You will: 

  • Be medically qualified
  • Have an MRC Psych or equivalent
  • Be on the Specialist Register for Psychiatry (essential) with forensic psychiatry experience(desirable).
  • Have excellent spoken and written communication, in addition to interpersonal skills
  • Be innovative and imaginative with the ability to initiate treatment and patient management decisions
  • Have the ability to respond quickly and flexibly to changing priorities
  • Have leadership ability
  • Good knowledge of contemporary issues in mental health

What you will get 


  • Annual salary of £142,000 (including basic salary and car allowance)
  • 30 days annual leave – plus bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance for you, your partner and dependent children
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. 

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered. 

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

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