Consultant in Community General Adult Psychiatry - Bournemouth West

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year p.a.
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
This is a new opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join Bournemouth West Community Mental Health Team, Based at Hahnemann House in Bournemouth. We are looking for a full-time (10PA per week) consultant, with part time candidates also considered and encouraged to apply.

The postholder will join the Trust at an exciting time, as we build on our Outstanding CQC rating and start work with newly formed Primary Care Networks, to further develop mental health services that meet the needs of local communities. Bournemouth West CMHT is well-established and has excellent relationships with other services.

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests.Work-life balance is important to all of us, when we support staff to achieve this there are benefits for you, our patients, and the Trust. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome discussions around this. This may include but is not limited to; compressed hours over four days, job sharing, part time working and home working.

Alongside this, we offer fantastic career development and enhancements:
  • This post attracts aRecruitment and Retention payment of�10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.
  • We can provide a generousrelocation package of up to �10,000if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a resilient psychiatrist who can work as part of a team and willing to work with a range of complex and difficult psychiatric conditions. This post would be an ideal fit for someone who is interested in research and developing and growing our service alongside the service manager and team leader.

The base, Hahnemann House is a Hub for several other services including, Assertive Outreach East, Acute Day Services, Homeless Health Services, Recovery Education Centre, Veteran's service and a Retreat drop in (out of Hours).

Hahnemann House is in the centre of Bournemouth, a few minutes' walk from the beaches and all the amenities in the town centre. The coastline around Bournemouth and the wider area is an area of great natural beauty and vibrant local culture and offers a fantastic work-life balance.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent, e.g. membership of a psychiatry college in another country.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualification.



  • Must be in possession or within 6 months of possession of a CCT in Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register in General Adult Psychiatry.
  • Section 12(2) approval and Approved Clinician approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post.


  • Experience of medicine outside psychiatry e.g. general practice, medicine.

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wider medical knowledge.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including contribution of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Teaching Experience.
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within the NHS or comparable service.

Dorset HealthCare Values


  • Proactive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy, and positive.

Management Skills


  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of goo patient care.
  • Able to manage priorities.
  • Evidence of management/Leadership skills training.


  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff.

Leadership Skills


  • Understand principles of leadership and give examples of leadership in own practice.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.

Clinical Governance


  • An understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance in the NHS organisations and importance in patient care.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.

Self Awareness


  • To have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • To have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a consultant psychiatrist and how to manage these appropriately.

Supervision of Junior medical Staff


  • Knowledge of requirements for supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.

Research and Audit


  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervisor junior medical staff undertaking research projects.


  • Published audit project.
  • Ability to critically appraise published research.

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