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Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
This post forms part of the Directorate of Adult Mental Health within the North Yorkshire and York Locality area of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

We aim to provide person-centred specialist services, with emphasis on the role of the care coordinator, and consequent reduction of clinical demands on consultant psychiatrists and specialty doctors, allowing them to take up true consultancy roles, and to devote more time to special interests.

We also aim to provide compassionate care to patients, carers and families that take account of the patients needs and aspirations beyond their mental health difficulties. Our aim is to work collaboratively with patients, sharing responsibility for their care and providing informed choices about treatment options.

The Trust provides a range of mental health and learning disability services to the 2 million people living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York & Selby.The Trust has strong academic links with local universities.

Main duties of the job

The expectations of the clinical work are that the post holder will provide medical input in line with the principles of New Ways of Working. The core clinical work will involve outpatient clinics, formulation-, review- and leadership- meetings and Mental Health Act-related work. The direct clinical workload centres on clinic-based meetings. As a result of the Transformation of Mental Health Services in Harrogate, inpatient services are provided from Foss Park Hospital in York with enhanced support for local teams provided through the crisis resolution and home treatment team.

The post holder will not act as a care coordinator. They will conduct up to 2 new assessments per week, following the initial assessments by the care coordinator. The post holder will conduct 18 follow-ups per week. The review will occur on a regular basis to manage the caseload within acceptable numbers.

The post-holder will be expected to provide:

Expected level of undergraduate teaching

Informal advice and support to other junior doctors placed with the team.

Participation in the postgraduate teaching programme

Participation in the training of other disciplines

Participation in clinical audit and service evaluation activities in a direct role or as a supervisor of trainees conducting these activities.

About us

This multi-disciplinary team has a current caseload of 540 patients. The medics provide medical input to cases open to the team and become involved as a co-worker. The post holder will be expected to provide medical input. The current post holder caseload is 77 patients. The post holder will be supervised by the consultant.

Doctors are supported in their development via annual appraisals, job planning and revalidation. The Trust provides a range of health and wellbeing services for staff including an Employee Support Service, counselling service, mindfullness sessions, staff retreats and guidance on health and fitness. A car lease scheme is available to staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detailed information on this post and also the Trust's website for information on our services -

Person Specification



  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad.
  • Able to demonstrate good clinical skills and knowledge in psychiatry with bio-psycho-social perspective
  • Able to demonstrate good clinical communication skills showing empathy and sensitivity
  • Person-centred and recovery focused


  • Postgraduate experience in the relevant specialty
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Able to undertake duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.

Professional and Personal Qualities


  • Able to show commitment to Trust values of respect, involvement and well-being
  • Able to work co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team and to delegate appropriately.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Shows empathy and sensitivity.
  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work.
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software
  • Copes under pressure.
  • Participated in and reflected on the purpose of continuous professional development
  • Participated actively in clinical audit.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.


  • Highly skilled in use of electronic records and IT at work.
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.



  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback.
  • Able to influence and persuade to improve services
  • Able to take on leadership role in multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of structure and management of the NHS and the Trust.
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment
  • Able to adapt to and lead service change.


  • Able to take on a leadership role outside the multidisciplinary team.
  • Understanding of NHS & wider health economy and its implications for the work of the Trust.
  • Trained to standard equivalent to level 2 in TEWV Trust Quality improvement system



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12(2) MHA OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register in the relevant specialty.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


  • MRCPsych
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Experience working in Early Intervention and CAMHS.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Nhs Mental Health Service

Cornwall Road


North Yorkshire


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