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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
The post is a community consultant post in General Adult Psychiatry to join the Tamworth MH Team (IMHT) which has been created and is being developed through Community Mental Health Transformation.

The role also involves providing clinical leadership to the team as part of a collective leadership structure, and providing support and supervision as required to the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescribers. The post holder will have responsibility to supervise a trainee attached to the team, although as with any training post this is subject to trainee availability. Opportunities are also available in the Trust to participate in postgraduate and undergraduate education for Junior Doctors and medical students from Keele Medical School.

This role covers the Tamworth IMHT, comprising of one Primary Care Networks (PCNs) Burntwood Lichfield and Tamworth, population 166215. The post provides Consultant Psychiatrist cover for the whole IMHT, and the post holder will offer assessment and treatment to adults of working age with a range of mental health problems.

The Consultant will hold a caseload of approximately 120 of which the many of which will have other clinicians in the IMHT working with them. The team is made up of 1.8 WTE psychiatrists, 10 wte nurses including 3 non-medical prescribers, 1 wte occupational therapists, 1.6 wte psychologists, 5 healthcare support workers, 0.6 wte psychological therapist and 1 team manager.

Main duties of the job

  • 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
  • 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 pathway, 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 need. 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.

Professional duties:

Please refer to the attached job description

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical duties:
  • 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 service users, carers and General Practitioners.
  • To work within the requirements of service contracts including compliance with nationally agreed quality standards
  • To fully utilise Trust IT systems as appropriate to enable fulfilment of clinical duties including launch of the electronic prescribing system
  • The post-holder will take part in out of hours duties on call work is remunerated at 3% as well as 0.25 APAs.

Non-clinical duties:
  • To participate in the training and supervision of doctors in training and medical students where applicable
  • To participate in the supervision and training of non-medical prescribers (NMPs), Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) and non-medical Responsible Clinicians (RCs) within the pathway
  • To lead in Clinical Governance, audit and Quality Improvement activities. The Audit Department has a dedicated team and can be approached through one of the Audit Leads. There are Clinical Governance fora and these are related to medicines optimisation, Clinical Audit, Quality and Improvement and Mental Health Legislation amongst others. The post holder can approach the Clinical Governance leads to be a part of the same.
  • To provide clinical leadership in the collective leadership structure
  • To be actively involved in shaping and improving the services offered in secondary care mental health services to best meet the needs of users and carers, including those specifically relating to the CMHF transformation.
  • To participate in Continuing Professional Development, including peer supervision, and to remain up-to-date with requirements for revalidation

Person Specification



  • oCCT or equivalent in General Adult psychiatry, or be within 6 months of achieving
  • oFull GMC Registration including Licence to Practice, or eligibility for licence to practice, if coming from overseas


  • Additional qualification in a clinical area, management or education



  • Clinical leadership/ management experience at any level


  • Experience at Consultant level
  • Experience of setting up a new service



  • Ability to provide leadership and vision in a changing environment


  • Experience in lean methodology

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cherry Orchard House

35 Hospital Street


B79 7EE

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