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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Mental Health

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year salary pro rata. Post may attract a recruitment premium
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

A vacancy has arisen due to previous post holder leaving the post. It is community-based post.

The Crisis and homebased treatment team has the primary aim of ensuring that a high-quality alternative to acute psychiatric admission exists for those individuals in the locality who are experiencing a crisis related to severe mental health problems. The service is gatekeeper to all Inpatient beds to allow consideration of alternatives to Inpatient care. The service also aims to provide an effective In Reach Service to facilitate early discharge from hospital. A member of the Crisis/IHT Team regularly attends the Inpatient 24 Hour Report out and provides clear communication links between the two services. A member of the Crisis/IHT Team also attends Discharge Planning Meetings as appropriate and works with the Care Coordinator to facilitate discharge. It is a 24-hour, 365 day per year service and is capable of a rapid response seeing all urgent referrals within 4 hours.

The team is multi-disciplinary, working with people aged 18-65years within the York and Selby location. It utilises the expertise of doctors, nurses, ooccupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, and support workers. The post is supported by a nurse consultant (who is a prescriber) and a staff grade section 12 approved doctor. The post also accommodates a core or GP trainee and a Higher trainee post.

Main duties of the job

There is an expectation that the Consultant will attend team daily huddles which is where patients are discussed, Consultants will be required to support the team on a day-to-day basis and review patients as and when necessary. The Consultant will also attend weekly Supercell meeting (attended by Team manager, Consultant, Advanced practitioner, Nurse consultant, Psychologist etc.) to discuss team and patient related issues. The leadership team works as a collective leadership so the post holder should have an appreciation of a horizontal hierarchy.

The post holder takes part in assessments, follow-up and joint working of patients to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder provides input to multidisciplinary discussions of assessments and management plans

The post holder works jointly with colleagues from other disciplines and all relevant agencies to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and treatment.

The post holder contributes to postgraduate teaching and supervision of junior doctors.

The appointee must be approved under Section 12(2) MHA 1983.

The appointee must be able to travel independently.

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.There are two group localities Durham & Tees Valley (which includes forensic services) and North Yorkshire & York.

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


Foss Park Hospital

Haxby Road


YO31 8TA

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