General Adult Consultant - CRHT (with Relocation Allowance)

Ipswich, Suffolk
£82,096 to £110,683 a year
06 Apr 2021
02 May 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job overview

Consultant Psychiatrist Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team, East Suffolk

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was founded in January 2012 coming together from Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint to appoint a Consultant Psychiatrist of 10 PAs specialising in general adult psychiatry in the East of Suffolk. The post is based in our CRHT team at Woodlands unit, Ipswich Hospital.

You will be working with a team of enthusiastic and committed multi-disciplinary colleagues including Nursing, Psychology, Social work, Occupational Therapy, CBT Therapists, Speech and Assistant Practitioners.

Main duties of the job

CRHT work very closely with our 2 acute inpatients ward, PICU and our Integrated Delivery Teams. Our Integrated Delivery Teams are made up of community teams for Adult, Youth, Later Life, and Learning Disability along with other specialist services such as Eating Disorder, Early Intervention and Childrens mental health. They are based in three locations in the East locality, serving the populations of Ipswich, Coastal and Central Suffolk.

The Trust encourages applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic doctors who would welcome the opportunity to work in a high quality service in a beautiful part of the world. The Trust encourages leadership roles for senior clinicians as part of the core job and in additional roles, where available, in medical education, management, research and teaching.

East Suffolk is a predominantly rural area but with good rail and road links to London, and, via the coastal ports and Stansted airport, to Europe and further afield.


About us  


Applicants for the post should have or be eligible for a CCT and eligible onto the Specialist Register within six months of the interview date. Full GMC registration, approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, eligibility for Approved Clinician status and appropriate adult psychiatry experience are required.

The Trust is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Job description Job responsibilities

This Post

Title: Consultant Psychiatrist

Specialty: Adult Psychiatry, East Suffolk Crisis Resolution and HomeTreatment Team

Job SummaryThis is a new post in addition to an existing 1.5 wte Consultant and 1 wte Specialitydoctor in Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team. This role is being added as part of theSTP investment. As part of the Suffolk-wide Transformation Programme there is aradical reinvention of access and response to those requesting emergency input.

Person Specification Experience Essential

  • Experience of the assessment and treatment of complex mental disorders in a relevant population Experience of providing medical leadership in multi-disciplinary teams Experience of clinical governance processes including ability to use quality improvement methods as a tool to improve quality of care Experience in risk assessment and risk management


  • Sub-speciality experience relevant to the clinical role (2) Relevant sub-specialty endorsement Experience of multiagency working relevant to the role Experience of building great teams

Qualifications Essential

  • GMC Recognised basic medical degree MRCPsych or Equivalent Included on the GMC specialist register or within 3 months of CCT or equivalent in a relevant clinical specialism Approved Clinician and Section 12 Approval under MHA


  • Relevant higher degree (i.e. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications) Substantive experience at consultant level in the relevant specialism

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

The closing date is 02 May 2021.

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