Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry Response Hub HMR

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
21 Jun 2023
Job summary

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust CONSULTANT IN ADULT PSYCHIATRY Response HubHMR- 10PAsPennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a full-time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist. This post is based in Rochdale.

This is a new post, providing medical input to the Referral Management Team, which is currently expanding due to the availability of local transformation funds. The role is to support colleagues working in the team in the assessment, initial management, referral and signposting of patients referred from primary care. This will include consultation, supervision and education of other non-medical members of the team, and also direct assessment of patients who may be more complex or who are most likely to benefit from medical expertise.

The Referral management team provides a single point of entry into mental health services. They screen and triage referrals and follow people up following assessment to stabilise them ready for psychological intervention or do assessment for referral into secondary care services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will see, or be consulted regarding, patients with a broad range of mental health needs who present to the Referral management team. These will include patients for whom primary care providers require diagnostic clarification or guidance on management, and also those who may require secondary mental health services due to the nature of their condition or concern about risk. These assessment appointments will mainly be carried out in outpatient clinics (primarily at Birch Hill Hospital) but will occasionally involve domiciliary visits, and arrangements may be made to run clinics at other sites within the borough (such as other Pennine Care sites or GP practices). There will also be a role in providing medication and management advice to local GPs for patients whose needs are likely to be met within primary care.

The successful applicant will develop working relationships with local primary care providers, including GPs and primary care psychological therapy services. As this is a new post there are opportunities for innovation in terms of ways of approaching this, but it is envisaged that it may involve approximately half a session per week providing telephone advice to GPs. There will also be a need to maintain relationships with local secondary mental health colleagues within the trust, to whom patients will be referred when appropriate.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Possession of a medical degree
  • Full registration with the GMC with a license to practice
  • Entry into Specialist Register
  • Higher psychiatric training or its equivalent.
  • Section 12 (2) Approval under Mental Health Act 1983 or be eligible for approval


  • Other postgraduate degrees e.g. MSc, MD, MRCP etc.
  • Possession of MRCPsych or equivalent qualification
  • Possession of CCT in general adult psychiatry or be within 6 months of achieving this or on the Specialist Register with the GMC for general adult psychiatry

Skills & Experience


  • Evidence of teaching and training abilities.
  • Commitment to share the work of the department with colleagues, to develop and improve the service as a whole, and to the organisational philosophy.
  • Registered for CPD with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Evidence of audit activity.
  • Available to participate in on-call rota


  • Experience in detention of patients under the MHA (1983)
  • Experience of writing reports for the Mental Health Review Tribunals.
  • Evidence of leading the development of services elsewhere.
  • An interest in management and service development.
  • In 'Good professional standing for CPD'.
  • Published audit and published research.

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