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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Mental Health

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2024
This post was vacated by the previous substantive consultant moving. This post forms part of the Directorate of Adult Mental Health within the North Yorkshire, York and Selby Care Group of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

We aim to provide person-centered 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 takes 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 choice about treatment options.

The clinical directorate includes a Service Manager and Lead Psychiatrist. They are all accountable to the Quality Assurance Group which is chaired by the General manager of AMH Services and Associate Medical Director for AMH services and meets once a month.

On the basis of intensive consultation and staff and service user involvement, the locality has developed a whole system of care. All specialist elements required by the Mental Health NSF are in place, with some local tailoring to meet the challenges of rurality. The service is an integrated health and social care enterprise (with North Yorkshire Social Services)

Main duties of the job

The expectations of the clinical work are that you will provide consultant 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.

You will not act as a care coordinator. You will act as a lead professional for those patients not subject to CPA. You will conduct up to 2 new assessments per week, following the initial assessments by the care coordinator. You will conduct 10 follow ups per week. Review will occur on a regular basis to manage the caseload within acceptable numbers.

Cover arrangements and supervision of junior medical staff will be shared with the other post holder who works 5 PAs in this team.

About us

We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.

With an annual operating income of over �420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers.

Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.

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



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


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



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.

Professional and Personal Qualities


  • 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.
  • Works co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team and able to delegate appropriately.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.


  • Highly skilled in use of electronic records and IT at work



  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


The Orchards

Princess Close


North Yorkshire


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