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Consultant - General Adult Psychiatry

£82,096 - £110,683

Job Description

Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join one of the largest NHS healthcare Trusts in the UK. Rated outstanding by the CQC and winner of the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year - this is a fantastic NHS Trust to grow your career. Applications are open to experienced consultant psychiatrists in General Adult, including overseas IMG applicants. 

Working in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, you will make a difference in changing people’s lives across the North East of England.

This NHS Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As an organisation they are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects both the local community and IMG community of psychiatrists. They are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities with excellent staff benefits.

You will receive: 
  • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements.
  • Relocation package available
  • Focus on staff health and wellbeing
  • A Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health.

The Community Mental Health Team provides an assessment and treatment service for people who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health based on episodic model of care. The CMHT works closely with local Crisis Team, Liaison service and Inpatient services to ensure safe and timely transitions when required. The Community Mental Health Team provides a service for men and women over the age of 18 years who require a period of assessment and treatment. 

The Community Team consists of: Band 7 Pathway manager and band 7 Clinical lead with Nurse Consultant working across both East and West teams, 12 band 6 CPN, 3 band 5 CPN, 3 band 3 support workers, 1 5 peer supporter, 3 occupational therapists with various bands and 3 Psychologists (various bands). The team also has support from advanced clinical pharmacist 2 days per week.

Patients are generally care coordinated by the wider team but the post holder can expect to be the Lead Professional in caring for some of these patients. Work allocation is divided between the consultants according to the patient’s GP practice, however fairness and equity of caseload is always ensured. The team receives around 25 referrals a week. Each Consultant would be expected to attend one SPA (single point of access) meeting and one PAM (post assessment meeting) on one day per week.

The current caseload is about 166 clients, Out of this around 140 have identified care coordinators from the MDT Team. Consultant is the lead professional for around 20 clients. The post holder will be expected to be RC for 5 CTO cases. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE North East and Cumbria? 
The Trust is located in the North East of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.



  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Specialist certification in psychiatry 
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months from CESR

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