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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult, Exeter HTT

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are delighted to invite you to apply for the Consultant Psychiatrist post with the Home Treatment Team (HTT), General Adult Directorate based at The Cedars, Exeter. This service is for patients age 18-65 years old caring for the population in the Exeter area and some surrounding towns.The post is full-time however part-time/job-share applicants are welcome.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining high calibre consultants by supporting an agile and productive working force. There is a possibility for a hybrid working pattern. Extra PA's are available and negotiable for clinical, research, innovation, teaching, medical management and other special interests.

Within the Exeter HTT, there is another team caring for a different catchment area, led by another Consultant Psychiatrist who provides similar services. Patient safety and Quality Improvement are key aspects of the role and training will be provided if required.

This post is suitable for a first time NHS consultant, or an existing or post-retirement consultant with a broad level of general adult psychiatric expertise. International candidates are welcome to apply. Experience of working in adult community mental health services is preferable but support will be given to doctors wishing to move from other psychiatric specialties or roles.

Approved Clinician status at appointment is preferable but those who would be eligible eg doctors applying from abroad, will be supported to obtain this authority.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients being managed by the Exeter Home Treatment Team, as well as other expert clinical services in support of patients and their families/carers as necessary. They will also provide leadership to the wider HTT and participate in ensuring the care flow of patients through the Trust is efficient and patient centred.

You will take part in on-call rota and other consultants from the area will be expected to provide cross-cover for leave.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification

Teaching and Supervision


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.



  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity.


  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies.



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • MRCPsych.
  • Other professional qualification
  • (eg CBT, PSI, CAT ).
  • CCT in General Psychiatry.



  • Prior experience working in a Community Mental Health Team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially the community.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of development of special interest in Community based Psychiatry.
  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care.



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.


  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.



  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.


  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.



  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.


  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


The Cedars

Dryden Road




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