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Consultant Psychiatrist - Hastings Crisis Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rota
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) Hastings. This vacancy has arisen due to a voluntary resignation and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team.

This post is one example of the commitment of the Trust to develop better provision and capacity for Hastings CRHT and the families and carers using the service in challenging times. This post completes the medical establishment of the team providing a minimum of 1 whole time equivalent Consultant Psychiatrist. You will be working as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team and will have close links with other Consultant Psychiatrists in the inpatient wards and Mental health Liaison Team(MHLT).

Main duties of the job

You will be providing intensive and responsive crisis resolution and home treatment to adults aged 18 and over with a functional mental health problem, ensuing individuals are treated in the least restrictive way which is consistent with their clinical and safety needs.

On appointment you will have the opportunity to join the Trust wide consultant network as well as having access to peer support from colleagues here in East Sussex.

About us

This job attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of �25,000, in addition to (up to) �8000 relocation allowance. The RRP payment is paid in the following instalments:

�5000 payment paid on appointment

�5000 retention payment paid at 12 month anniversary of employment

�6500 retention payment paid at 30 month anniversary of employment

�8500 retention payment paid at 48 month anniversary of employment

The Recruitment and Retention payment is pro rata for part time employees. If you would like further information, or to know the full terms of the Recruitment and Retention Payment and/or the Relocation Allowance, then please do not hesitate to contact our Medical Staffing Team -

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Manage the CRHT referrals, team meetings, supervision of non-consultant medical staff.

Management of complex cases.

Provide Clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team.

Role in assessment of referrals/admissions.

Care plan and treatment formulation, guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness.

Liaison and collaborative working with other services/agencies.

Mental Health Act implementation.

Multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and partnership working.

Other clinical duties, e.g. any other specialities covered

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR 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



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


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

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Woodlands Centre for Acute Care

729 The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT

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