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Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist - Specialist Grade (CESR Supported)

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Job Description

An award winning NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking for a Specialist in Inpatient Adult Psychiatry. This is an outstanding opportunity for experienced Specialist trained doctors looking to grow their career in the NHS. The job is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.


Formed on the 1st of April 2020, the NHS Foundation Trust is on a mission to deliver outstanding care through a culture of listening, learning and continuous improvement. They aim to provide the right care for their patients, carers, colleagues and communities. The NHS Trust provides mental health services to all age ranges and supports people with a range of mental health problems whether they are mild, moderate or severe. 

The NHS Foundation Trust's merger with another excellent NHS Foundation Trust will enable better support & care for the health and needs of the population, as well as to provide consistent and accessible services across the county, as one merged organisation. The NHS Trust will be running community services, mental health and learning disability services across the county. The NHS Trust employs over 9,000 people who deliver support for the patient services. In addition to providing a wide range of patient services, we also contribute to training the next generation of nurses, doctors and therapists and conduct research that will help to advance clinical practice and treatments in the future.

The Service, which is currently based within the Adult and LD Mental Health Division, is one of the highly performing mental health services at the NHS Trust, and has two wards, both with 15 beds. The service admits adults of working age from west of the county including 4 towns. Between November 2020 and October 2021, there were 299 admissions to all adults mental health units, that gives a rate of 101 admissions per 100,000 people in the town. Of the 599 patients admitted to all adult mental health units, 295 were informal and 302 were detained under the Mental Health Act.

This post does not include any community responsibilities. There are 3.5 WTE consultants in the Community Mental Health Service and 1.0 WTE in Home Treatment team (HTT). Community teams including the Home Treatment Team are located on site. Also on site can be found the local Section 136 suite, and another Ward, which provides inpatient services to older adults.

The post holder will deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and physical health needs of the inpatients in the ward, be a responsible clinician for Inpatients detained under the Mental Health Act, undertake MHA assessments as the Trust Section 12 doctor for patients in their care, and regularly attend Inpatient ward multidisciplinary team meetings and ward handovers.

The country has a GP registered population of approximately 525,000. There’s so much to explore from stunning beaches, green spaces, woodlands, lakes, a wide range of landscapes that includes a beautiful National Park. Whilst tourism and agriculture are important, the county has a number of industrial concerns and a thriving local economy. The area provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

There is real opportunity to progress through CESR at pace at this trust, with a strong desire for newly-qualified consultants to develop their specialty areas of interest and undertake in various cancer trials and research projects where possible. Research is encouraged here, particularly when this is appropriate to professional development and to the service development of the department. This trust was also rated as an area of Outstanding Practice by CQC (2016), and with the highest GMC score in the South West for training.

If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants. 


  • MRCPsych or PLAB
  • Specialist Experience in General Adult Psychiatry


  • Specialist certification in psychiatry (desirable)
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based: 

  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry

This is a great NHS job for any experienced psychiatrist looking to work towards specialist psychiatry registration in the UK.

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