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Consultant Psychiatrist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post is pending approval from Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the job description is subject to change.

Join our newly developed Nottingham Young people Gender Service (NYGS) as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

You will receive in-depth training and clinical supervision whilst working with our experienced MDT within a forward thinking and supportive NHS Trust.

NYGS are recruiting to a new team comprising Consultant Psychiatrist, Paediatrics, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Psychologists and Research assistants. You will have the opportunity to work with a progressive team leading the way nationally and international in children and young people's Transgender Health.

NYGS is a multi-disciplinary service offering psychological support to young people on the gender affirming medical pathway and looked after by the adolescent endocrinologist service, some of them will be awaiting to or prescribed hormone blockers or hormones by the NHS following an assessment by the Gender Identity Development Service.

Main duties of the job

The new service will provide multi-disciplinary care and support to young people aged from 11 to (and including) 17 years old who are about to receive or currently receiving gender affirming medical treatment from the Specialist Paediatric Endocrinology services (SPES) which is the endocrinology arm of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDs) which will be closing on the 31st of March 2024.

This new service (NYGS) service will work to NHS England's published interim service specification for specialist gender incongruence services for children and young people (Interim Service Specification).

This new service will sit within the established NCTH Network which provides the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Adult Service, the East of England Gender Service, the Linked Clinic activity with Indigo Gender Service and the Linked Clinic activity with the Sussex Gender Service.

We will provide a blended model of face to face and video consultation appointments and the clinics run 5 days a week, so it is a busy working environment which requires high levels of confidentiality and person skills.

Clinical supervision and training will be provided by experienced Transgender Health Professional's from the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health (NCTH).

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be GMC registered with proven expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry. You provide clinical leadership, and actively participate in the development and implementation of innovative assessment and treatment pathways. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young people experiencing gender related distress while working within a supportive and collaborative environment.

We are happy to offer flexible working opportunities with this post, this could look like remote working, sessional working or part time.

Person Specification

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR CESR approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • CCT or equivalent in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise 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 with 3 months of appointment


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

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • 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 Sklls & Lifelong Learning

  • 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





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