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Consultant in Adult Liaison Psychiatry(Copy)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

We're expanding all our Liaison Psychiatry services as part of our STP's vision. All our liaison teams are expanding in Hampshire to become CORE-24 and PLAN accredited liaison services for adults and older adults. Transformational change and visionary people are needed in order for us to achieve our goals. Come and join us at this really exciting time for our teams and service users.


We are looking for a versatile, enthusiastic individual to work with the existing Liaison team at SHFT and PHFT and help provide outstanding care to our service users and patients as they are at the centre of everything we do.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application


As one of the largest Trust's in England that cover community health, specialist mental health and learning disability services, we can offer a wide range of job and learning opportunities.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service.32 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Main duties of the job

*To undertake timely administrative duties associated with the care of patients

*To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively

*To participate in service and business planning activity for the service

*To participate in annual appraisal for consultants

*To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme

*To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician (AC) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct

*To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical 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

*To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services.

*To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the Medical Director and in accordance with the Trust's personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework

*To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post-holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are compliant with the Working Time Directive

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

For the full details, person specification and job plan please find attached our full job description.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview. CCT in general adult psychiatry.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the
  • Mental Health Act 1983.


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • Liaison accreditation.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post



  • Prior experience of liaison psychiatry (adults)
  • Prior experience of working with detained/Mental Health inpatients as senior trainee or consultant.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care
  • Experience of older adult liaison psychiatry
  • Experience of crisis or community mental health team care

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and maintain staff morale
  • Ability to use IT, including e-mail and the internet
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance as a consultant
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and staff
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a consultant


  • Evidence of understanding of CORE-24 liaison psychiatry service model and PLAN accreditation standards.
  • Evidence of understanding or experience of working across organisational boundaries and with acute trusts.
  • Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership, management, service development skills
  • Additional Clinical or leadership or qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

South Block, Southwick Hill




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