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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Mental Health

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to support us on our Eastleigh Community Mental Health Team. As a psychiatrist, we are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic consultant who would offer first class clinical leadership within our Mental Health services

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based at Desborough House, Eastleigh Hampshire. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing assessment, clinical care, and treatment to patients, as well as clinical leadership to the team. The work will include routine clinics, domiciliary visits, consultative work to the multidisciplinary team and leadership, particularly around complex patients. The consultant will have the support of a core Psychiatry trainee, shared across two consultants, with designated clinical supervisor responsibilities.

The CMHT provides a local single point of access for individuals who present with severe, complex, and enduring mental health problems between the ages of 18-65. CMHT services are multi-disciplinary and share a common orientation promoting the principles of recovery. Team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and carer's support workers and admin colleagues.

The role of the CMHT is to provide assessment and community-based treatment which is undertaken in partnership with the referred individuals, and focusses on individual needs, self-determination, and recovery. To achieve this, CMHT works closely with other Southern Health services, Acute services, Specialist Services, Primary Care services, local community networks, Voluntary organisations and other agencies.

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 full details on our full job description, person specification and job planning please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the
  • Mental Health Act 1983.


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other 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 com-plexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on ev-idence and experience
  • including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist
  • experience relevant to post within NHS or
  • comparable service

Additional Criteria


  • Proven track record in clinical 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 specific achievements that demonstrate leader-ship skills
  • Additional Clinical Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Desborough House

1 Desborough Road



SO50 5NY

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