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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Mental Health

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year salary pro rata. Post may attract a recruitment premium
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
The post has arisen due to the substantive consultant moving to a different team within the Trust. The post is in the Community Mental Health team, (CMHT) based at Huntington House, York. The post is a 6 PA post shared with another Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Andrea Brown, who also works 6 PAs into this part of the service.

The Central CMHT provides expert secondary mental health care to adults over the age of 18 who live in the central part of York and surrounding area. This part of York also serves the university populations. The locality has recently moved from GP allocated services to post code allocated services and there are further plans to align our services with the Primary Care Home model. The other parts of the city are covered by the North CMHT based in York at Huntington House the west team based at Acomb Garth in York and the South Team, based at Worsley Court in Selby. Our colleagues in the older persons CMHTs provide care for older adults (typically over 70, although the age boundary is flexible depending on need).

The team is multi-disciplinary, utilising the expertise of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers and support workers. There is access to the dietetics team, physical health team and pharmacy.

Main duties of the job

The expectations of the clinical work are that the post holder will provide consultant input in line with the principles of New Ways of Working. The core clinical work will involve outpatient assessments at Huntingtons house or at home, as well as Mental Health Act-related work when the need arises.

Due to the nature of the post, should the postholder not have the required MHA approvals in place at the point of them starting in post, a local arrangement will be made with a local consultant colleague for AC/S12 work.

Core work in this setting will involve 3 clinics with 2 follow up and 1 new clinic. On average, there is 1 new and 6 follow up patients per week.

About us

We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.

With an annual operating income of over �420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers.

Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.There are two group localities Durham & Tees Valley (which includes forensic services) and North Yorkshire & York.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detailed information on this post and also the Trust's website for information on our services -

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


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



  • 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
  • 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.


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

Professional and Personal Qualities


  • Shows empathy and sensitivity.
  • Manages own time, workload and prioritises work.
  • Able to use electronic records and use IT for email, internet and office software
  • Copes under pressure.
  • Works co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team and able to delegate appropriately.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.


  • Highly skilled in use of electronic records and IT at work



  • 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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12(2) MHA OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register in the relevant specialty.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Huntington House


YO32 9XW

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