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Specialist Grade in Adult Psychiatry

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
At CNTW we strive to provide the BEST CARE, delivered by the BEST PEOPLE, to achieve the BEST OUTCOME. We are a CQC 'Outstanding' rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust. Striving for a better service leads to a better you.

And as a specialist in inpatient Rehab service you'll know how best to support people with chronic and enduring mental disorders. Working 10PAs a week over 5 days alongside the multidisciplinary team, including consultant, junior doctor, and wider clinical teams, you will be the clinical expert from a medical perspective to ensure best practice care is delivered and support the team.

Post Details

This is a fulltime post to provide senior medical input into inpatient rehabiltation unit. The post holder will be joining a dynamic group of experienced medical and non-medical colleagues who are committed to working hard for the benefits of patients and their families. There are significant opportunities to become involved in service development, and excellent links with local Universities with opportunities for teaching and research, linked to Medical Schools at the Universities of Newcastle and Sunderland.

Approved Clinician Status or working towards attaining AC Status within six months.

This advert will close once sufficient applications have been received.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would provide senior expertise in the assessment and treatment of patients admitted to the ward. The Specialist Grade doctor will work with Consultant in the service and are expected to work increasingly as a team to ensure that all patients are managed in a timely and effective manner. The configuration of senior medical staff will be regularly reviewed through team job planning to ensure that workloads are evenly balanced. The Specialist Grade doctor would attend ward daily reviews, formulation meetings, Discharge planning and other Multidisciplinary Strategy meetings. The post holder will be part of the ward leadership team with the ward manager and other key clinicians. There are regular leadership meetings on the ward. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work towards Approved Clinician status in a timely manner.

About us

Why us?
  • Up to �8k relocation package
  • 30 days study leave (every 3 years) with a generous study leave allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities created with you involved in your job plan
  • Remote working available as suits service needs
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time
  • Focus on creating a healthy workforce by investing heavily in health and wellbeing accessible support including emotional, physical, social, psychological financial and career well being
  • Teaching and research opportunities available
  • Stimulating CPD sessions and programs including mentoring, medical leadership, and coaching
  • Teaching opportunities in our brand-new state of the art Medical Education Centre
  • Employee Excellence awards
  • Plus, lots more employee benefits including discounts. Find out more at

As an added bonus, the Trust is located in the Northeast of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District National Park which is considered one of England's finest areas of natural beauty.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in clinical care, in working effectively with multi-disciplinary in-patient teams and promoting the safety and wellbeing of the patients. The post holder is expected to respect the rights and the dignity of patients, to consider the individual and cultural needs of patients and to work with families and carers in the best interest of the patient (in line with the Trust Carers Charter). The Trust is constantly seeking to improve its services and to respond to changes in health care need and demand. This job description may be amended in a light of changes to patterns or service delivery and the post holder should be flexible and open to changes that enhance patient care and will be expected to play a central role in developing these services.

The post holder should familiarise themselves with Trust Policies and Procedures and their practice should be compliant with these. The Trust is striving to have standard work for its senior medical staff and within the Multidisciplinary Teams with the view to have a consistent high-quality evidence based and safe approach to care on all its Inpatient sites.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Selma Osman


Tel: 0191 2875060 (ext 65060)

Person Specification

Qualifications / Eligibility


  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full Registration with the GMC (or eligible to become registered before appointment) with a licence to practice
  • Completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades
  • Shall meet the criteria set out in the Specialist grade generic capabilities framework found at the following link:
  • Approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Approved Clinician Status or working towards attaining AC Status within six months


  • MRCPsych or equivalent qualification
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field
  • Has undergone training in educational supervision
  • Has undergone training in appraisal
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register (General Psychiatry) or eligible for inclusion



  • Up to date knowledge in the field of Psychiatry
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Good knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation including the MCA
  • Good knowledge of clinical risk management
  • Good knowledge of evidence based strategies for management of psychiatric disorder


  • Awareness of current issues and controversies in service provision, mental health policy and legislation



  • Develop effective relationships across teams and contribute to work and success of these teams - promote and participate in both multidisciplinary and inter-professional team working
  • Wide clinical experience in psychiatry in different clinical settings
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Awareness of leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour
  • Able to manage situations that are unfamiliar, complex or unpredictable, adapting leadership behaviours to improve engagement outcomes and seeking to build collaboration with, and confidence in, others


  • Experience in multi agency work especially with service user, carer and voluntary agencies
  • Experience in service management or development
  • Experience of Clinical Audit



  • High level of clinical skills including Proven competence in diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders
  • Act as a role model, educator, supervisor, coach or mentor for medical and non-medical practitioners
  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good teaching skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a time efficient manner
  • Established record of clinical leadership


  • Established ability as a clinical teacher
  • Training in specific and relevant treatment skills eg a brief form of psychological therapy
  • Up to date CPR training
  • Ability to apply psychological models to practical situations

Personal Characterstics


  • Able to sustain self and support others
  • Ability to communicate with clarity in spoken and written form
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Flexible approach, keen to accept new challenges
  • Well organised
  • Willingness and ability to support other professions in achieving their educational aims
  • Ability to organise own learning/CPD
  • Maturity, openness and flexibility
  • Punctuality/good time management


  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Elm House



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