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Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry - Crisis & Home Treatment Team

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Job Description

An outstanding NHS Trust are seeking experienced General Adult Psychiatrists to join one of the top performing NHS Mental Health Trusts in the UK. This is a great opportunity for experience General Adult Psychiatrists who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. 

The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

This is a very exciting time to be join the trust following a recent achievement of outstanding with their CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.


Over the years the quality of the mental health services and the achievements of the staff have been recognised nationally including the “Mental Health Trust of The Year Award” for 2020 at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey the trust achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. The staff have also said that they would recommend the trust as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care. They are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.


The post holder will work alongside the multi-disciplinary team and a SAS psychiatrist allocated to the NW CATT. People receiving services from the community services are predominantly severely mentally ill and so active involvement in the process of care programming is vital.

The post holder will be expected to work independently on a day-to-day basis and also provide supervision to multidisciplinary team. The post holder will be based at Hemel Hempstead and will be expected to do regular home visits across the catchment area. The successful candidate would be supporting the multidisciplinary team in providing diagnostic assessments and treatment to patients with severe, complex, and high risk psychiatric conditions. 

The Team gets about 80 referrals a months and on average case load of 30 patients receiving acute home treatment support at any time. The Crisis & Home Treatment Team are the gatekeepers to the Acute Care Pathway. Most referrals come via the Single Point of Access, First response team, Community Mental Health Teams (Adults of Working Age) and mental health liaison services. 


Whether you want to live in London and commute, live in the country or small towns, working in this trust has something to offer. The Trust covers a mixed rural and urban area, including large and smaller towns. The area has excellent connections to London and the rest of the country. A large number of psychiatrists working in the trust choose to commute from London, some locations can be reached from London in 17 – 30 minutes depending on the locality. By car from several parts of North London the commute is under 30 mins.

The trust is a situated in beautiful county with picturesque, rural villages and a number of lovely, vibrant towns and garden cities. Ranked in 2016, by uSwitch Better Family Life Index, as the best place to raise a family, The region scored highly on top exam results, good pay prospects, high employment rates, fast broadband and better weather than other towns in the Index! It is also well known for its excellent schools, stunning countryside and fantastic local facilities which provide plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself away from work.

There are three major roads going North-South (the M1, the A1 and the A10). In addition the M25 passes through. Train services are also excellent with the journey time to London from some towns is less than 20 - 30 minutes. Education is of a high standard. Currently more than 160,000 children are educated in the county’s network of 566 schools made up of 17 nursery schools, 426 primary schools, 9 middle schools, 78 secondary schools, 27 Special Schools and 8 Education Support Centres. Exam results and SATs continue to be above the national average and the ration of pupils to teachers is among the best in the shire counties. There is also a wide range of public/private schools to choose from.


The combination of clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. You will have access to leadership, teaching, educational and research opportunities for Continued Professional Develop (CPD).

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.

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

EEA Candidates: 

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialisation in Psychiatry 
Non-EEA Candidates: 
  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
UK based applicants 
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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