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Consultant Psychiatrist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry
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Full Time
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General Adult Consultant Psychiatrists - are you looking for a change or a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fully supported multidisciplinary Local Mental Health Team (LMHT) City Central at Highbury Hospital

The Local Mental Health Team comprises 2.5 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists, 17.2 WTE CPNs, 1.6 WTE Occupational Therapists, 3.8 WTE Support Workers, 1.0 WTE Employment Specialist, 1.0 WTE Peer Support Worker, 0.6 WTE Clinical Psychologist and a full time Team Leader. Additional support is provided by a Non-Medical Prescriber who independently manages a caseload in an ACP Clinic. Junior Doctors are also allocated to the Team which may include GP Trainees, Core Trainees, Foundation Year 2 trainees and Higher Trainees.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of new patients resident in the catchment area, GP liaison work, management of patients within the recovery model, Mental Health Act Work (Section 12) when required, participate in the day on call duty rota, cover for colleagues' absence. The post holder will provide leadership and consultancy to the Team which include supporting multidisciplinary team meetings and RAMM meetings. The Team follows 6 care pathways which include: Recovery from Anxiety & Depression (clusters 4-7); Support for complex Personality Needs (cluster 8); Early Intervention in Psychosis (cluster 10); Recovery from Psychosis (clusters 11-15); Support and engagement for enduring psychosis (clusters 16-17) and; Living well with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (cluster 0).

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

New Consultants are fully supported through the buddying scheme and New Consultants Retreat.

The Trust is committed to supporting research. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham and brings together the healthcare and education sectors to achieve Research Excellence for Innovation. The IMH currently receives approximately £34 million pounds in external research grants and is one of the UKs prime locations for interdisciplinary research in mental health. It has 8 Centres of Excellence including the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL) and Centre for Mood Disorders.

Nottingham is a great place to live and work:

  • Home of English Sport;
  • UNESCO city of literature;
  • Home to the worlds oldest Football Club, Englands oldest Inn (Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem) and Robin Hood;
  • Culture & Architecture: Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey (Lord Byrons residence), National Justice Museum, Nottingham Trent University Arkwright building;
  • Entertainment: Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall; Nottingham Ice Arena, The Albert Hall, Michelin starred restaurants;
  • Excellent education;
  • Excellent transport links.

Our ethos is simple; we want you to be part of our professional team delivering excellent patient care whilst experiencing a fulfilling career.

For further details and informal visits please contact Dr Faizal Seedat/Michelle Malone Clinical Directors 0115 854 2243

Person Specification


  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment



  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving license OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Lifelong Learning


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA



  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills /Leadership


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes



  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

Leadership Skills


  • Excellent Leadership and interpersonal skills within a multidisciplinary team

To apply, click the apply button.

BMJRef: BMJ-73961/1864146807-VB


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