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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry - City North LMHT

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023
This post is pending RCPysch approval. RCPsych provisional approval obtained.

An RRP of 20% of the minimum point of the National Consultant (2003) contract will be paid at 3, 12 & 24 months for this post.

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our friendly and dedicated work force in providing care to patients. The mental health provision for Nottingham City was previously delivered in large city-wide teams, this has undergone transformation and is divided into four locality mental health teams aligned to the geographic locality and specific GP practices and will serve the population registered within those GP practice catchment areas. It covers the Nottingham City wards of Bulwell, Aspley, Bestwood and Basford. The population is diverse in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic status as can be expected in inner City.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operates within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients including documentation on RIO (electronic recording system for patient records).
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval , AC approval and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the line manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation. The postholder would be expected to take RC responsibility for a small number of CTO patients ( this will be accounted for in job plan as equivalent of 0.5 DCC for upto 6 CTO patients)
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
  • To comply with the Trust's agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.
  • To comply with Trust Mandatory training requirements.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The focus of the role will include the assessment and management of new and existing patients, GP liaison, MDT meetings, medicolegal work (MHA/ Sec 12) and participation in on-call rotas. There will be an emphasis on providing leadership and consultancy to the team and contribute to the transformation programme. In addition to the postholder the team has two WTE consultant colleagues Dr Eileen ORegan (Early Intervention in Psychosis and rehabilitation from psychosis pathway) who has been a consultant with the City Community Mental Health teams for over 15 years and a further post which we are currently recruiting to. The team is also supported by clinical sessions offered by Dr Stephanie Sommers, Lead Consultant, who has also worked as a consultant within the Trust for over 15 years. Cross cover arrangements will be provided within the team but also a backup City wide consultant day on call rota and out of hours on-call rota.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Marlow House




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