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Consultant In Adult Psychiatry CMHT

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
22 Mar 2024
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our CMHT in Winchester, Mid & North Hampshire Division. The post holder will be based at Avalon House, Winchester, and will become part of a team of consultants working in the Community.

Why work with us?

*Centre of excellence within Wessex research network

*Centre for Professional Development in Mental Health, a diverse programme of high quality multi-professional courses, involving the participation of national and international experts

*'New Consultants' Development Programme' - We've established this to create a network through your first year with the Trust combining a tailored development programme and coaching with organisational understanding.

*The Trust has adopted a strong Quality Improvement agenda and there is the opportunity for training in this methodology.

*Protected off-site time for CPD can be incorporated as part of the job planning process.

*Access to an excellent local Postgraduate Academic Programme to cater for CPD requirements

*There is also a monthly Balint Group for Senior Medical staff.

We think we have a lot to offer and look forward to talking with you about the opportunities available. We strongly encourage an informal visit to the unit prior to the interview.

Dr Maja Meerten, Divisional Medical Director 01256 817718 or email

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out the assessment, review and treatment of patients in a clinic and community setting. The post holder will formulate care plans in consultation with the multidisciplinary team, contribute to risk assessment and risk management and provide routine psychiatric advice and support to colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team and ensure that the clinical activity is accurately and comprehensively recorded.

The post holder will be required to maintain accurate and up to date clinical records on the Trust's RiO electronic record system, in accordance with Trust policies.

The post holder will ensure that his/her prescribing practices follow Trust policies & will ensure they keep up-to-date with clinical advances in treatment.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Sec 12 approval
  • Within 12 months of CCT



  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in the inpatient/community psychiatric settings
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience of risk assessment
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to take a full Psychiatric history and mental state
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Dictate clear, concise letters to other professionals
  • Competent to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to use IT, including e-mail and the internet

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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