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Non Medical Consultant

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a multi-professional consultant or trainee in their last 6 months to join our assertive outreach team and central CMHT in Southampton.

The assertive outreach team and central CMHT are based at College Keep in central Southampton. The role is offered as a full time post with 4 PAs in the assertive outreach team, 1 PA providing input into the homeless healthcare MDT and 5 PA in our central community mental health team.

We are keen to encourage a good work-life balance and opportunities alongside clinical care including research, teaching and clinical leadership. We are open to this role being covered by 2 applicants sharing the direct clinical care required whilst maintaining other parts of a portfolio career or wishing to work part-time.

College Keep is in central Southampton, walking distance from the city's train and bus station but also has good on-site parking. Southampton is also an easy commute from surrounding areas such as Romsey, Winchester, the New Forest and Hampshire

Applicants must be registered with a licence to practice with their regulatory body. All applicants must have Section 12 Approval and Approved Clinician Status or be within 6 months of applying for their Approved Clinician status when taking up this post.

We are keen to offer you a sustainable and rewarding career. Candidates are encouraged to visit and should contact Dr Hana Burgess, Clinical Director or Dr Jo Naidoo Medical Director to make arrangements and to discuss the role and opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be based at College Keep, 4-12 Terminus Terrace, Southampton, SO14 3DT. We have one assertive outreach in Southampton and they usually have a caseload of approximately 80 service users and the applicant with provide the consultant leadership for this team. We have a section 75 agreement and work in collaboration with our city council with joint roles across the service. We have 3 adult community mental health teams and the central team works in the same building as our assertive outreach team. We currently have 3 consultants in the central CMHT and our physical health clinic is also run on-site for our clozapine and depot clinics. The applicant will provide consultant care and work in collaboration with the MDT to ensure recovery focused care for their caseload. The multidisciplinary teams consist of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Medical and Psychology professional groups who are supported by health care support workers and a number of clerical and ancillary staff.

We have a separate adult EIP service and some clinics for this team are run from College Keep.

We have an adult in-patient unit called Antelope House which has 4 wards in total: 1 male acute (Saxon), 1 female acute (Trinity), Male PICU (Hamtum) and female PICU (Abbey). We also have our liaison psychiatry department within the division who are based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Current registration as a nurse or allied health professional
  • *Masters Degree in a relevant field
  • *Management qualification or significant senior management experience in a healthcare setting
  • *Evidence of significant professional and managerial development, including a comprehensive and relevant CPD portfolio
  • *Independent non-medical prescribing
  • *AC/RC status

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


College Keep

4-12 Terminus Terrace



SO14 3DT

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