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Consultant Psychiatrist - Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a session per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is a full time post of Consultant Psychiatrist in the Crisis and Home Treatment Team, part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEH MHT) and based in Chase Farm Hospital Enfield. The vacancy has arisen due to the previous post holder decided to work part time in another Trust after working with the team for 5 years.

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team provide services to the borough of Enfield. It is an MDT comprised of medical staff, nurses, social workers, psychologists and specialist substance misuse workers responsible for the care of patients requiring secondary mental health services.

Job description-Waiting RC approval.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will have the opportunity to provide senior medical leadership as the service develops, playing a central role in ensuring that changes are designed and implemented to improve services available to the local community.

The post-holder will provide clinical and professional leadership in the Team and will take part in management activities related to the post and the wider service within which it is embedded.

The Consultant will take the lead on ensuring service users have a comprehensive crisis assessment, risk assessment and management plans and safe prescribing of psychotropic medications.

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About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To participate and lead daily patient management meetings, providing consultation to the wider MDT on patient management.

As the most senior clinician to prioritize your direct patient contact time to those patients with the highest level of need, complexity and diagnostic uncertainty.

The consultant psychiatrist is expected to establish good working relationships with the inpatient and community team Consultants and Team Managers

The post-holder is expected to demonstrate willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service needs and to be actively involved in providing leadership and management to the service. Ensuring fair access to services for all is part of this remit.

To work collaboratively with colleagues in other service lines and with GPs.

To collaborate with GPs, hospital doctors and primary care clinicians re the physical healthcare.

To work with recovery house staff and engage with clinical governance meeting with staff and managers

Person Specification

IT Experience & Skills


  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and Internet


  • Experience in data gathering and management

Service Development


  • Understanding of leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training


  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership

Management & Audit


  • Participation in Medical Audit or Quality improvement project.


  • Management Training
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring

Qualifications & Experience


  • Within six months of obtaining a CCT or on the GMC Specialist Register
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Training and experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Section 12 Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme in the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • Experience of working in crisis and home treatment team or A and E liaison team.
  • Experience in clinical Teaching

Personal Skills


  • Holding a full UK driving license and car user
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills in verbal, written and non verbal communication

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