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Consultant Intellectual Disabilities Psychiatrist in FACTT Service

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Marston Green
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

24 hrs per week / 6 sessions per week

The post is as a Consultant Psychiatrist within the Forensic Assessment Consultation, Training and Treatment (FACTT) Service. FACTT provides community forensic services for adults with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism to minimise offending and protect public safety, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, and prison sentences and support safe and timely discharges.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the overall psychiatric care of the specialised community forensic patients. This will include those repatriated and out of natural clinical flow. Together with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team, you will offer medical leadership, assessment, and management both for patients and for the wider responsibilities of the forensic service locally. This will include direct clinical involvement with up to 15 autistic patients and support and consultation to the FACTT MDT for the learning disability patients. The consultant will not be responsible for undertaking all new referrals of autistic patients as this will be shared within the senior MDT team members. It is anticipated that there will be 1-2 new referrals to the team per month and a requirement for 4-5 follow ups per week.

To provide assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with a range of psychiatric conditions who have, or are suspected of having, autism and advice for patients with a learning disability.

To take a lead role in multidisciplinary reviews for complex cases, particularly where aspects of the Mental Health Act and public safety need to be given consideration.

To work with local services to develop robust care pathways, to allow transition into and out of services, in addition to movement between parts of the services, with an aim to avoid hospital admissions where it is safe and appropriate to so.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:

  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

  • GMC registration and inclusion on the specialist register in Psychiatry
  • A postgraduate qualification in Psychiatry e.g., Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • Eligible for Approved Clinician Status and Approval under section 12 of the Mental Health Act

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About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Discover our career opportunities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT).

Operating out of approximately 50 sites and providing inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull we on average see around 5,000 patients every day. Our services received an overall rating of 'Good' by the CQC .

We are proud that NHS England have named us a Global Digital Exemplar– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Alongside other Trusts, local government and the third sector, we are part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership which is designed to integrate care and better meet local health and care needs now and in the future.

We have well established academic links and opportunities with Warwick and Coventry Universities and Buckingham Medical School. The Trust provides clinical teaching experiences to undergraduate students and participates in the local Deanery Postgraduate Training Scheme.

Coventry is surrounded on all sides by picturesque countryside and quaint villages in Warwickshire, and it is home to a number of great open green spaces. The rail ride to London takes roughly an hour, while Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are only a short distance apart when travelling by car. The new HS2 train line passes near Coventry and Warwickshire and stations are very close in neighbouring Birmingham.

Birmingham Airport is on the East side of Birmingham and is a 30 minute car journey from Coventry city centre.

We welcome and look forward to interest from individuals who want to join us and to make a difference.


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