Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders

Schoen Clinic York is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Consultant Psychiatrist on a full-time basis or part-time basis.

Schoen Clinic are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist on a full or part-time basis (3 x days a week) for our new inpatient eating disorders unit for adults in York. This is an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in the development of the service. 

​You will be working with an experienced multidisciplinary team and supported by an Associate Specialist. Schoen Clinic York is part of the Mental Health Division of Schoen Clinic UK, which also has units in Birmingham and London, and there will be opportunities for professional development and peer support within the group. Schoen Clinic is committed to innovation and evidence-based practice and has an active research programme. 
You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for the psychiatric and medical management of patients, including patients detained under the Mental Health Act. The unit will take patients with a range of presentations and there are plans to develop a specific pathway for those with eating disorders and complex trauma. The majority of our patients are funded by the NHS.

Principle Duties


  • Liaise with referrers, community teams and commissioners
  • Assess risk and develop management plans for medical and psychiatric risks
  • Formulate an initial care plan with the team an admission and complete the Agreement to Treatment form
  • Admit patients, including initial mental state examination and physical examination
  • Continue to develop an individual formulation for each patient, in conjunction with other team members
  • Agree initial observation levels and a specific care plan for the time period prior to the first MDT meeting
  • Medically examine each patient as per the unit’s physical assessment protocol
  • Review medical history and plan treatment accordingly
  • Ascertain current medication and commence medication card, following the unit protocol on vitamin supplementation
  • Review patient blood test results in line with the refeeding blood test protocol
  • Review each patient weekly, including a formal assessment of mental state and capacity where appropriate
  • Carry out assessments under the Mental Health Act
  • Assess, treat and monitor psychiatric aspects of eating disorders including core psychopathology and co-morbid disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Take lead responsibility for the physical health of patients, arrange investigations and refer to other services as required
  • Assess and manage physical complications of eating disorders
  • Review the results of investigations and act on them
  • Liaise with other services and agencies as required
  • Liaise with the patient’s general practitioner when required
  • Monitor and evaluate individual treatment plans with the MDT in order to ensure safe and effective practice in the best interests of the patient and their family
  • Review care plans with the multidisciplinary team and agree outcomes at the MDT meeting
  • Carry out a weekly assessment of risk with the MDT
  • Prescribe and monitor medication appropriately in the light of relevant guidelines, including prescribing which extends beyond the usual psychiatric formulary
  • Complete reports for managers’ hearings and First Tier Tribunals and attend hearings Liaise with social care agencies, provide reports and attend safeguarding meetings as required
  • Complete reports for CPAs and other meetings as required
  • Contribute to generating discharge summaries within the unit’s agreed timescale
  • Ensure routine outcome measures are completed on admission and at timely intervals thereafter
  • Work with managers and clinical colleagues to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary change
  • Cross-cover for medical colleagues when they are absent due to annual leave, sick leave or other unforeseen events
  • Review the results of blood tests and other investigations and take appropriate action
  • Participate in the consultant on-call rota for the unit and ensure that cover is available at all times
  • When on call, respond to unit requests in an acceptable time, via phone or email, and attend the unit if required
  • Liaise with the senior nurse on call as appropriate Prescribe medication remotely when required, in accordance with unit procedure
  • Take a lead role in discharge planning
  • Take part in Mental Health Act assessments
  • Carry out physical examinations
  • Carry out practical procedures as appropriate and in line with clinical competence
  • Assess patients for both inpatient and outpatient treatment
  • Provide outpatient treatment for patients with eating disorders
  • Provide medical reviews for our patients being treated by other professionals


  • Arrange annual leave cover with colleagues as per the unit procedure
  • Assist in overseeing educational programmes for student placements and in-house staff
  • Contribute to in-house teaching and training events
  • Contribute to audit, service evaluation and research if appropriate
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant legal considerations in relation to the treatment of patients
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of eating disorders and their treatment
  •  Be aware of and follow appropriate guidance from professional bodies such as the General Medical Council
  •  Participate in both statutory and organisational appraisal and the revalidation process
  •  Participate in annual job plan review
  • Take part in all required training, inclusing immediare Life Support 
  •  Attend consultants’ meetings and other committees as appropriate
  • Participate in Schoen Clinic’s CPD programme and maintain good standing for CPD with the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • Carry out appropriate preparation for the weekly MDT meeting.
  • Assess, review and document the patient’s capacity to make decisions about treatment and document the reason for the decision reached
  • Make a weekly clinical entry in the medical notes for each patient
  • Complete required blood request forms for each patient
  • Prepare CPA reports for all patients
  •  Represent Schoen Clinic York during inspections and CQC/QNIC reviews



  • Nursing Practice (Schoen Clinic Newbridge)
  • Healthcare Outcomes (Schoen Clinic Newbridge)
  • Management Excellence (Schoen Clinic UK)
  • Hospital (Schoen Clinic London)


  • Hospital Group (Schoen Clinic London)
  • Nursing Practice (Schoen Clinic London)


Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

Please note:

Due to the volumes of applications we expect to receive, Schoen Clinic London reserves the right to close the job advert before its assigned closing date if we find the ideal candidate for this position.

Due to the commitment to continuous improvement, it is likely that the post will evolve over time. These duties will be subject to regular review and any amendments will be made in consultation and agreement with the post holder.​




Schoen Clinic York

Job Type

Clinical Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders





Closing Date

29 June 2022


Competitive salary with annual review   25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays  Pension scheme Enhanced Private Medical Insurance Eye Care Scheme Online Benefits Portal Training & development opportunities


We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic psychiatrists who share our commitment to innovation and excellence.  

You will have:

  • Specialist registration with the General Medical Council and a license to practice
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician status or willingness to achieve this 
  • A minimum of one years’ experience of eating disorders as a higher trainee or equivalent
  • Experience in the psychological and pharmacological management of eating disorders and co-morbid conditions
  • Knowledge of the physical complications of eating disorders and their management 
  • Experience of the management of refeeding in severely underweight patients 
  • Experience of a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches used in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team