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Consultant Psychiatrist in Acute Inpatient AMH

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

This vacancy is for an existing post for a Consultant Psychiatrist, for adult acute inpatient wards in Roseberry park hospital (RPH), Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3AF.

The Tees Adult Mental health services comprises of 4 localities: Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland. Each locality has Intensive Home Treatment and Crisis Services, functionally split Affective & Access and Psychosis (with embedded Assertive Outreach) Community Teams. Each locality has its own EIP Service with close links to the Community Psychosis Teams.

Teesside Adult mental Health Service also has a Crisis Assessment Suite located in Roseberry Park.

In Patient Services for Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland are based at Roseberry Park Hospital, Middlesbrough, a new purpose built Inpatient (IP) hospital opened in 2010. There are 4 Adult Mental Health Wards (64 beds in total) and a 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

Rehabilitation Services is provided from In Patient units based in Stockton. There is a 24 hour Liaison Service which provides a service to all Acute Hospitals in the Tees area.

Commissioning arrangements are through two CCGs: Hartlepool and Stockton CCG and South Tees CCG.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as Responsible Clinician for In Patients admitted under care in the ward (responsibility shared with paired Consultant).

The Consultants will jointly chair the 24 hour Morning Report Out meeting when decisions are made about patient care and the management plan, risk and leave arrangements are reviewed. Tasks are allocated at the meeting and reviewed the following morning.

The Consultant will attend and fully contribute to the 72 formulation meeting and discharge planning meetings for their own patients.

The post holder will be expected to provide appropriate supervision to Junior Medical Staff.

The post holder will be expected to liaise with community teams and Consultants.

Consultant annual leave is arranged on mutual cover basis with paired consultant or other inpatient consultants or if required with Community Consultants as appropriate

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of �320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Psychiatrists are essential contributors to the majority of our mental health teams. Service users expect and are justified to expect collaborative relationships with dedicated psychiatrists who work consistently as part of effective services. Our medical staffing shortage puts strain on services and puts strain on workforce wellbeing and costs extend beyond the financial. The Medical Directorate and Medical Development Team are striving to improve medical workforce recruitment and retention in a variety of ways and the cornerstone of these efforts is The TEWV Charter for the Medical Workforce. (Please see attached Supporting Document).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for further information on this post. Please note this post has been approved by The Royal College.

Person Specification

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • 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


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

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Experience
  • MRCPsych



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for Old Age Psychiatry OR included within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Describe your clinical experience relevant to this job role


  • Any other experience that may be applicable

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Roseberry Park Hospital

Marton Road




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