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Consultant Psychiatrist in Early Intervention in Psychosis

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata, per anum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service Mental Health Team.

The successful applicant will join a highly enthusiastic and professional team, who work across the 6 localities of Berkshire. The vacancy that has arisen is a replacement post, and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team. The successful candidate will help with the continued development of the service in Berkshire and support the Trust EiP developments in line with the Thames Valley network. This is also an exciting time for the Trust as we are working towards a transformation project implementing the One Team approach and ensuring that clients are placed on the appropriate care pathway. The consultant psychiatrist will have a key role in identifying how the EIP service sits and works within the psychosis pathway. This will also involve in ensuring the team are focusing directly on the evidence based interventions for psychosis and targeting these at the appropriate client group.

Main duties of the job

Please see the attached Consultant job description together with the person specification for this role.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) was formed in April 2001 and successfully became licensed as a Foundation Trust in May 2007. In April 2011 the community services which were previously the provider arms of NHS Berkshire East and NHS Berkshire West PCTs merged with the Trust.

The main centres of population are Reading in the West of the County and Slough in the East. Within Berkshire there are also major populations at Newbury, Wokingham in the West and Bracknell, Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot in the East, as well and many significant urban developments in smaller towns forming essentially a single conurbation along the M4 Corridor.

Berkshire is characterised by concentrations of population and large rural areas. It includes some of the most affluent and least deprived communities in the country, but also has pockets of markedly deprived wards. The Trust is part of two Integrated Care Systems (Frimley ICS and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West ICS) and partners with six local unitary authorities.

The trust has an outstanding CQC rating.

BHFT employs over 4000 people working from more than 100 sites.

At Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, our mission is to maximise independence and quality of life. Our vision is to be the best place to give care, the best place to get care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Consultant job description together with the person specification for this role.

Person Specification



  • 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

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • 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.



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


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

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Prospect Park Hospital

Honey End Lane



RG30 4EJ

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