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Consultant Psychiatrist in OA Rochford & Castlepoint

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Canvey Island
£99,532 to £131,964 a year PA plus generous relocation package (T&Cs apply)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


Would you like to be part of leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care? Why not join Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust for the opportunity to flourish and excel in your career and be part of our dedicated medical team.

EPUT is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Consultant Psychiatrist to join Old Age Community team based at Sydervelt Centre, Canvey Island. The team provides services mainly to the Dementia patients and to elderly patients in Rochford, Rayleigh and Canvey Island.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical leadership for the assessment and management of dementia patients in community and to functional older adult 70+ in the catchment area. The post holder will be the Approved Clinician for patients detained under the Community treatment order.

You must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register, with an appropriate CCT or equivalent or be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the AAC.

Essex has something for everyone, amazing scenery, great schools, adventurous outdoor activities, fantastic restaurants and a colourful history so why not contact us to discover why so many of our staff love living and working here.

About us

The trust is actively supportive of newly qualified consultants continuing professional development seeking to deepen and broaden their skills. As well as making a clinical difference, we believe that your development is key so you will be supported to enable you to pursue educational and research interests which go hand in hand to provide a high quality of care and safety to our patients. We have excellent links with the medical school at ARU and other educational establishments where we have shared appointments in teaching and research. We also offer generous relocation package.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including

  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Provide clinical leadership and be the Responsible Clinician for all patients open to the community team.
  • Review new patients in a timely manner and oversee the clinical management of patients.
  • Will be available for timely meetings, MDT and facilitate discharge planning.
  • Carry out duties as Responsible Clinician, including Mental Health Act assessments, preparation of tribunal reports and giving oral evidence at managers hearings and mental health review tribunals for Patients under CTO. There is1 patient under CTO at present.
  • Be actively involved in supporting staff development and in effecting continual service improvement.
  • Provide clinical supervision to the trainees, as well as supervising the specialty doctor.
  • Clinical Audit: The post holder will participate in audit to ensure the continuous improvement of the service.
  • The post holder will only be expected to provide cover for holidays and absences with an agreement with other Consultant Colleagues in the area

Person Specification

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Registration with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Meets Royal College of Psychiatrists criteria for appointment to the post of Consultant.
  • Section 12 Approval and Approved Clinician Status.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • On the Specialist Register with qualifications Older Adult/General Adult/Dual trainee.
  • Postgraduate degree in psychiatry MRC Psych or equivalent.


  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment.


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

Clinical skills, knowledge and experience

  • 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.


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





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