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Consultant Psychiatrist ERT GA Comm

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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This role will be supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance.

The service provides Primary Care Services for those from 18 years old, and Secondary care service for adults age 25-70 years of age residing in the Bury and Blackbourne patch catchment area. The team receives referrals from the 8 General Practices that make up the 2 Primary Care Networks.

Whilst we are embarking on our Transformation journey it is expected that we will see a dramatic reduction in number of patients within our Secondary Care Services. Once April 2022 is upon us and our teams are fully established, we are expecting caseloads no higher than 250 for the Bury and Blackbourne and will be supported by either an ACP, SAS or a Nurse Consultant.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the community team and work collaboratively with all MDT members and other adult service staff. The role provides advice and guidance to colleagues in Primary Care, clinical assessment and reviews of patients in discussion with the team, especially patients thought to be at high risk, those presenting with complex problems or those with diagnostic uncertainty.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake clinical management of patients seen within the team at a level as is appropriate for a Consultant Psychiatrist in either Primary or Secondary Care. This would include diagnostic assessment where required, development of management plans and treatments regimes.

To provide medical expertise within the multidisciplinary team, in the assessment, diagnosis and management of referred patients; take part in team meetings, supervision and the development of the team.

The post holder will engage with all relevant stakeholders to ensure regular evaluation of service and the planning and implementation of future service developments.

To supervise and train junior medical staff. This would be as Clinical Supervisor for any junior colleagues working directly with the post holder in the Pathway. The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision of medical students on attachment to the team and to their psychiatry experience on attachment to the Trust more generally where appropriate.

Work with Consultant and management colleagues, service users and stakeholders in the planning, development and management of services.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the West Suffolk Care Group's annual audit programme as well as any other Trust or National audit requirements.

About us

Why work with us?

  • Relocation allowance / removal benefit
  • Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
  • Friendly Colleagues
  • Encouragement and support for areas of special interest
  • Subsidised gyms and free physio service
  • We have a strong education reputation and close ties with both The University of Cambridge and The University of East Anglia
  • Well established county wide teaching program
  • Access and encouragement to partake in research and a well-established research network within the Trust
  • Support for Quality Improvement, Audit and Service development
  • Study leave budget of £600 annually.
  • Forward thinking, clinically lead and innovative trust
  • Flexibility can be considered for a degree of remote working


Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinical leadership and psychiatric expertise for the Bury and Blackbourne Enhanced Recovery Team
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the community team, the wards, crisis and liaison services for adults to provide a seamless pathway

Please see attached full Job Description for this role

Person Specification

  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • Approved clinician status
  • Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)


  • 3 years or equivalent medical experience
  • 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness


  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Driving Licence/able to travel independently
  • Research

Clinical Governance

  • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice


  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Teaching and presentation skills


BMJRef: BMJ-86777/246-MWSU3469667-E


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