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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Mental Health (Inpatient)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

We are delighted to advertise this acute inpatient consultant psychiatrist at Lanchester Road Hospital. This post is full-time but we would welcome conversations with potential applicants regarding flexible working options. It is a post which offers variety, clinical challenge and strong team working. Successful applicants would join a motivated, experienced and supportive multi-disciplinary inpatient team which also includes SAS doctors and multi-professional Approved Clinicians. The post holder would also work alongside a number of other consultant psychiatrists within the service which offers the opportunity for regular peer support and collective approaches to patient care.

Main duties of the job

Daily attendance at Report Out meetings

- Completion of 24hr initial reviews of patients admitted to the unit

- Chairing of formulation, review and discharge planning meetings

- Contribution to the collective leadership of the team

- MHA work including completion of MHA assessments on the ward, tribunal reports and giving oral evidence at first tier tribunals, CTO assessment and initiation, SOAD requests and review of consent to treatment

- Support to broader multi-disciplinary team

- Contribution to risk management on the ward

The post holder will be expected to work closely with other colleagues in Adult Mental Health to offer a flexible service which recognises the potential for recovery within all service users. The post holder will need to have strong skills in multidisciplinary working and be prepared to provide clinical leadership within the service.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of �320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, please see the attached job description. Please note the job description is currently at the royal college awaiting approval.

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent knowledge of specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.

Teaching & Training


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

CPD & Appraisal


  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.

Research, Audit & Quality Improvement


  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within 6 months of gaining CCT in General Adult Psychiatry


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych.
  • Additional qualifications.
  • Approved Clinician Status and Section 12 Status OR be able to achieve within 3 months.

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