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Consultant Psychiatrist for Adult Community Service

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Job Description

An Award winning NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist for the General Adult Community Team. This is an outstanding opportunity for experienced Consultants Psychiatrists, Associate Specialist (Specialist Grade) and Specialty Doctors who is looking to grow their career in the NHS. The post 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 CMHT psychiatrists provide medical input to the well-staffed Assertive Outreach Team (AOT). The Outreach service is expanding and recently merged with the Dual Diagnosis service. This Team has input from an experienced manger and a psychologist. The Dual Diagnosis service offers an intensive service to complex patients with significant substance use and associated risks and a designated lead who assesses, manages or offers a consultation for this patient group. The Dual Diagnosis lead is a Non-Medical Prescriber (NMP).

The community mental health services have expanded across the Trust with concomitant expansion in staff as we have built up a new service called Open Mental Health, in the last 2 years. This service works closely with primary care, the wider community and the voluntary sector. This service includes psychologists, assistant psychologists, liaison staff, eating disorder leads and support workers. 

The Consultant will deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and physical health needs through outpatient clinics at another department and home visits as required, attend the weekly CMHT meeting, and work collaboratively with the inpatient consultant and team based at another Ward to ensure smooth transition for patients admitted and discharged from the ward.


The city has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures. The county 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
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry


  • Specialist certification in psychiatry 
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based: 

  • Consultant or Speciality Doctor experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months from CESR

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

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