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Consultant Psychiatrist Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our East Crisis Team. The team is based in Basepoint Business Park in Havant but we have satellite sites mainly in Gosport where it anticipated this post will mostly be based.

The post has arisen due to the relocation of the previous post holder. The post-holder will work in a team with another experienced, substantive full-time consultant and a multi-disciplinary team consisting of nurses, psychologists, healthcare support works, occupational therapists, care navigators, social workers, and pharmacists, as well as doctors in training grades (Core Trainees and Senior Registrars), medical students, ACP, student nurses.

Main duties of the job

This post is for a 5 PA Consultant in Crisis and Home Treatment (in Adult Mental Health) in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. This is a great opportunity to join a team committed to continuous service improvement.

The crisis and home treatment offer a 24/7 service for adult (and from time-to-time older adults with functional illnesses). Urgent assessments are tri-aged directly by CRHTT and soon or routine appointments would be referred to the CMHTs. This CRHTT covers the whole of South East Hampshire and provides gatekeeping for admissions to the acute care pathway for adult mental health beds. The base is in Havant with satellite clinic rooms at Basepoint or at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The post holder will have the choice to review patients at their home.

The team benefits from a crisis and acute care pathway that includes sever-al other complimentary teams including:

-24/7 111 Mental Health service

-Safe-haven run by the voluntary sector with mental health team sup-port in Havant.

-24/7 Mental Health Liaison service based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital

- Place of safety (S136 suite) Elmleigh Hospital.

-Shared care in Community Mental Health Teams

This significantly supports the team to be part of a network of teams and services helping patients and carers and offering a range of support to meet their needs.

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



  • 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.



  • At least 6 months experience of working in CRHTT setting at ST4+ level or equivalent.
  • At least 6 months clinical experience of working in an NHS setting.
  • 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

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

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust



61a New Lane




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