Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
29 Dec 2023
Our Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service is a uniquely evidence-informed, evidence-building and cost-effective launch pad to radically change the wider landscape of mental health care which operates within clear values of compassion, respect, to instil hope and that every service user if offered an individual and meaningful recovery.

Our EIP service in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is looking to expand its medical provision. If you are a Consultant Psychiatrist who would like to be involved with a stand-alone multidisciplinary team within the community, specialised to promote early detection and treatment of first-episode psychosis and improve outcomes for affected patients then we would really to meet with you.

This position will be a vital element of a clinical pathway providing a comprehensive NICE approved package of care to the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin localities. We would like to build a future for the EIP service where the service can maximise its capacity to support individuals to remain in the community, to remain engaged with their families and their education or employment and see this role as extremely important for this vision.

We are a county-wide based team and our operational working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with some flexibility when required to engage with our service users. We are commitment to Agile working in accordance with MPFT trust policy and guidance.

Main duties of the job

Professional duties of the post:
  • To comply with all Trust policies and the Living Our Values Framework.
  • To maintain professional registration with the GMC and a full Licence to Practice, be engaging in appraisal, revalidation and job planning.
  • To operate with transparency, including maintenance of an electronic diary

Clinical duties of the post:
  • To ensure, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, regular effective review of the care of patients in the clinical pathway - via individual assessments and follow up appointments, MDT meetings and sometimes the Care Programme Approach (CPA) review, particularly where the complexity requires it
  • To be the Responsible Clinician for service users in the pathway who are subject to Community Treatment Order (CTO) where applicable
  • To provide evidence based care
  • To be recovery focused
  • To provide cross-cover (emergency and prospective) for other Consultant Psychiatrist colleagues by mutual agreement
  • To communicate with all key partners in an appropriate and timely way including General Practitioners, service users and carers.
  • To work within the requirements of service contracts agreed with our Commissioners, including compliance with nationally agreed quality standards
  • The post-holder will take part in Mental Health Assessments and out of hours duties on call work is remunerated at 3% as well as 0.5 APAs frequency 1:16.

For Non-clinical duties of the post please view full Job Description attached

About us

MPFT can offer an attractive range of incentive packages for Consultant appointments, please contact us to discuss this further

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

All Consultant Psychiatrists are supported in developing their ways of working within the MPFT Living Our Values Framework. The post holder should be actively involved in service planning and development, liaising with other services and agencies as appropriate.

Doctors are expected to follow the professional rules and guidance as set out by the General Medical Council including Good Medical Practice and Maintaining High Professional Standards. In addition doctors will practice in accordance with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Report CR 154, Good Psychiatric Practice , which is located at -

The post-holder, will provide medical leadership within a collective leadership model.

This post enables dedicated Consultant input into community care and treatment within the service, with the facility for rapid assessment of referred patients, flexible review of complex patients and timely discharge in liaison with General Practitioners. Service users will present with a range of mental health difficulties and needs but will primarily be experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis. They may be offered care under the Care Programme Approach (CPA) or be Eligible for Care and will have a care cluster appropriate to their need.

The Consultant Psychiatrist is not expected to be the Care Coordinator for all the service users on their caseload. However, in cases where there is a service user need or where there is no need to involve any other professional from the multi-disciplinary team, this may be required. Early Intervention in Psychosis operates a clear MDT process that is governed by the Access and Wait Time standards for Early Intervention and the NICE approved package of care for people experiencing a First Episode of psychosis.

This post is part of the Early Intervention in psychosis pathway which covers predominantly the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin areas. The team comprises of a Pathway manager, Quality lead, SAS doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Psychologists, Psychological therapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Mental Health Nurses, Community Support Workers, Peer Recovery Workers and Business Support Officer.

Opportunities are available in the Trust to participate in postgraduate training to the Keele

Junior Doctor Training Scheme and undergraduate education for medical students from Keele Medical School

Person Specification



  • oCCT or equivalent in General Adult psychiatry (Or within 6 months of being eligible for CCT)
  • oFull GMC Registration including Licence to Practice



  • oClinical leadership/ management experience at any level



  • oExcellent communication and negotiation skills oAbility to provide leadership and vision in a changing environment oStrong understanding of statutory agencies and voluntary bodies oDemonstrate an understanding of clinical governance including risk management oEffective Planning & Organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload. oAwareness of lean methodology



  • oPolitical acumen oTeam player oFlexible oInnovative Resilient

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Severnfields Health Village

Sundorne Road



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