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Consultant in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
About the Service

The Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) provides short-term mental health support at home, to avoid people being admitted to hospital. We work across Sheffield and provide intensive support to our service users and their carers, where there has been a significant deterioration in a person's mental health.

The CRHTT is based at The Longley Centre, together with the Liaison Psychiatry service, the Trust's Single Point of Access (SPA) service, and some of our inpatient wards, supporting duty and crisis assessment, as well as promoting timely discharge back into the community.

The Team

2 Consultant Psychiatrist 1 WTE
  • WTE Foundation Y1 trainee

1.0 WTE Foundation Y2 trainee

1.0 Speciality Doctor

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings twice weekly
  • Medical leadership to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Medical/psychiatric assessments for care planning and risk assessment
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions to aid recovery.
  • Assessment of people liable to detention under the Mental Health Act.
  • Completion of administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities.
  • Liaison with members of other teams to transfer patients into and out of CRHTT.
  • Clinical supervision of junior medical staff
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical students

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research. You can also be involved in informal sickness or ER casework.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and the person specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users and their families/carers.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the funding arrangements in the NHS and recent NHS developments
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.


  • Experience of involvement in service development and/or reconfiguration
  • Practical experience of research
  • Sympathetic to the Trust's mission



  • Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST6 trainees should be within six months of attainment at the time of the interview) or CESR equivalent.
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion
  • Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 approved


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MD, Other professional qualification (e.g. MSc)



  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience to a level allowing recognition of trainer status by the Royal College of Psychiatrist.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates & postgraduates. Evidence of experience in medical audit and understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Practical experience of Clinical Audit
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence


  • Teaching/presentation experience (e.g. conference presentation, EBM, research experience).



  • Ability to exercise effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and the care programme approach.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users to promote recovery.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups.
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision.
  • Highly effective communication skills.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development


  • Interest in psychologically informed formulations and subsequent treatment strategies

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Longley Centre

Norwood Grange Drive


S5 7JT

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