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Consultant Psychiatrist - CMHT, Wiltshire

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to work with the Sarum Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). This is a great opportunity to work within an established multi-disciplinary team. Working with a team who believe in collaborative work and have the patient at the centre of their practise.

The post holder will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary Team providing advice and assessment of patients under the Working Adult CMHT service, liaising and working closely with the other local services and GPs.

Salisbury has a weekly Academic programme. In addition, there is a monthly PDP group and Peer Supervision. CPD activities are supported. The post offers study leave arrangements as well as good research, service development and leadership opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat service users in the community
  • Undertake urgent and routine psychiatric assessments when necessary
  • To liaise with GPs regarding a service users medical monitoring results
  • To liaise with other parts of the service and GPs and non NHS organisations wherever applicable
  • To provide advice and consultation to members of the multi-disciplinary teams and regularly attend MDT meetings
  • Ensure effective and timely documentation and communication of clinical decision making and management plans

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • 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 of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry



  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in a community setting.

Personal Skills


  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills


  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults of working age and to deal with crisis situations.



  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.



  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit


  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.



  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Fountain Way, Wilton Road



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