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Consultant in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year per anum
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The principal aim of the post is to provide medical leadership to the team. Such medical leadership is pivotal to the success of the teams.

Applicants should have a higher qualification in psychiatry (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent) and be included on or be eligible for inclusion on the GMC's Specialist Register. Specialty Registrars who are within 6 months of attainment of CCST at the time of interview are eligible to apply. The appointee will need to be both S12 approved at the time of the interview, s/he must be fully eligible for approval.

The post holder will have office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, internet access and secretarial support. The post holder will be issued with a mobile phone, laptop and any other equipment required for the role and to support any flexible working arrangements.

You will be required to work with the multidisciplinary teams, offering recovery and community orientated treatment model to adults with a range of mental health needs.
Main duties of the job

This post is a replacement post as the previous consultant has moved on.

This appointment is for a full time Consultant at Recovery Team North (10 sessions). The post holder will be responsible for providing medical cover at the Northlands Community Health Centre in Sheffield. The successful applicant will work closely with other Consultant Psychiatrists in the Recovery Team and other Teams.

This post is permanent.

The post attracts a recruitment and retention premium. The premium totals 25,000 (pro rata) and is non-consolidated. It is payable in installments in the monthly salary. 5,000 on appointment 5,000 after 12 months 6,500 after 30 months 8,500 after 48 months. Payment of the premium is conditional upon satisfactory clinical performance and appraisal.
About us
  • Annual leave - offering up to 33 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays on a pro rata basis dependent upon NHS continuous service time.
  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme - we are members of the NHS Pension Scheme which offers generous employer contributions.
  • Flexible relocation package - we offer up to 8,000 to support your relocation to Sheffield.
  • Study leave - we offer 30 days over three years with a study leave budget of 1,500 per year.
  • Parental leave - we offer a generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave package.
  • Learning and development - we have a strong focus on learning and development for medical staff which offers access to a range of learning.
  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards - we reward the doctors who contribute most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care and the improvement of services.
  • Research - you have the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated Research Development Unit which has around 40 research studies open at any one time.
  • Staff network groups - we have a network of groups established by staff to talk about important issues, including:
    • Ethnically Diverse Staff Network
    • Women's Staff Network
    • Staff Carers Network
    • Rainbow (LGBT) Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Lived Experience Staff Network
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Workplace Wellbeing
  • PhysioMed

Job description
Job responsibilities
  • Provide medical leadership to the Recovery team, including frequent/regular meetings with senior clinical staff to plan/co-ordinate team workload.
  • Attendance/leadership of MDT meetings
  • Attendance and participation in team governance and team development meetings
  • Contribution to the CPA process for patient management, including regular liaison with care Co-Ordinators.
  • Provision of medical/psychiatric assessments to inform care planning and risk assessment, by regular clinic sessions and flexible use of clinical time.
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions
  • Assessment and management of people subject to the Mental Health Act
  • Assessment and management of people subject to the Mental Capacity Act
  • Completion of administrative tasks related to clinical responsibilities.
  • Liaison and advice to the locality general practitioners
  • Liaison with other consultants and other colleagues in community services and inpatient wards
  • Participation in the citywide daytime Section 12 Rota and citywide out of hours call Rota.
  • Clinical and educational supervision of junior medical staff
  • Teaching undergraduate medical students.

Person Specification
Knowledge & Skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users and their families/carers
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the funding arrangements in the NHS and recent NHS developments
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice
  • Experience of involvement in service development and/or reconfiguration
  • Practical experience research
  • Sympathetic to the Trust's mission
Training & Qualifications
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST6 trainees should be within six months of attainment at the time of interview) or CESR equivalent
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion
  • Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 approved
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MD, Other professional qualification (e.g. MSc)
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience to a level allowing recognition of trainer status by the Royal College of Psychiatrist
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates & postgraduates
  • Evidence of experience in medical audit and understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Practical experience of Clinical Audit
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Teaching/presentation experience (e.g. conference presentation, EBM, research experience).
  • Ability to exercise effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and the care programme approach.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users to promote recovery.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups.
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision.
  • Highly effective communication skills.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development

Employer details
Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Recovery North, Northlands Community Health Centre

Southey Hill


S5 8BE

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