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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Community

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum plus fringe allowance
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary


EPUT is seeking an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Community to join our welcoming and professional team at Basildon Mental Health Unit, Basildon.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver consistent, high quality medical leadership to the team which provides community services for patients referred to the secondary mental health services from GP surgeries within 3 PCN areas of Basildon East, West and Central areas (details of distribution of these PCNs with other colleagues can be found in the Job Description).

Basildon is readily commutable from London and alternatively Essex's has many advantages for applicants seeking to relocate with great schools and countryside.

The trust is actively supportive of newly qualified consultants continuing professional development seeking to deepen and broaden their skills.

If you join our Trust we will ensure that you are supported and encouraged to pursue professional development interests and we have excellent links with the medical school at ARU and other educational establishments where we have shared appointments in teaching and research. We also offer generous relocation package.

You must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register, with an appropriate CCT or equivalent or be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the AAC.

About us

Our Vision

\To be the leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care.

Our Purpose

\We care for people every day. What we do together, matters.

Our Values

We Care

We Learn

We Empower

Our strategic objectives

We will deliver safe, high quality integrated care services.

We will enable each other to be the best that we can.

We will work together with our partners to make our services better.

We will help our communities to thrive.

If you share that vision and want to make a difference to the people that use our services, then please contact us to find out more.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Attend CMHT and PCN MDT meetings to discuss and support ongoing care of patients
  • Provide regular clinics to review patients via CPA process
  • Provide flexible emergency medical support for the teams patients
  • Support patients under the MHA and the processes required under the MHA
  • Support clinically and supervise your training doctor.
  • Work collaboratively with Primary Care.
  • Liaise with other services within the organization and outside of the organization to optimize the care of your patients.

  • Person Specification



    • Registration with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register.
    • CCT, CESR or within 6 months of expected CCT date
    • Meets Royal College of Psychiatrists criteria for appointment to the post of Consultant


    • Postgraduate degree in psychiatry MRC Psych or equivalent

    Knowledge and experience


    • Basic specialist training and 3 years higher or equivalent professional training


    • Experience of clinical research methods with published research
    • Experience in organising educational activities

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