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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry & Deputy Simulation Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2024
This is an established post into the Bedfordshire Community MH Team Structure. The post will complement the current structure of consultant and trainee psychiatrists within the community mental health team covering Bedford.

The post holder will support the multidisciplinary team in the management of patients subject to CPA, as envisaged in relevant NICE Guidance. The post-holder will work with an MDT including pharmacy, psychology, social work, CPN colleagues, and trainees. Post holder will clinically lead a sub-team within this service, overseeing the delivery of care under CPA for a cohort of patients registered with certain primary care clinical networks.

The Bedford community mental health team covers a borough population of approximately 103,000.

Deputy Simulation Job Summary

With support of the Medical Education Department, the post-holder will be responsible for the clinical and educational direction and good governance of simulation and skills training within ELFT Luton and Bedfordshire as well as supporting the Simulation Lead for Trust Wide simulation work. The role will look to establish high quality simulation and skills training programmes for doctors and other healthcare professionals in the Trust within a multidisciplinary simulation training platform.

This role will also work collaboratively with the Simulation Lead to set up a simulation programmed for the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will:

1. Provide consultant leadership to the CPA recovery team.

2. Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of issues relating to mental and physical health for adults with acute and severe mental illness in the community (over 18 years) so that intensive and timely treatment can be delivered to prevent chronicity and dependency on psychiatric services.

3. Attend and be the clinical leader of weekly MDT meetings, supported by the team operational lead.

4. Provide clinical advice and guidance to primary care physicians to manage patients in the least restrictive environment

5. Undertake all work in the context of the recovery approach which is emphasised across the Trust, placing the service user at the centre of planning and decision making.

6. Fulfil Responsibilities as a Psychiatrist approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983, where relevant.

7. The service has a KPI targets and a requirement to meet them. The post holder will work with the Team manager to ensure the targets are met.

8. Provide support and training to other health care professionals and support service users through the care pathway as required

9. Lead on the delivery of high quality care in all settings and be mindful of quality targets set by the Trust and those set nationally.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

The Trust could support you with offering up to �10,000 for removal/relocation and associated expenses.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

JD Pending RC Approval

Person Specification



  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register (or Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT at time of interview).
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Section 12 Approval (Mental Health Act)


  • A higher degree such as MD or PhD



  • Experience of clinical work in Acute Adult Psychiatry at SpR, SASG or consultant level within the last 3 years
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the Mental Health Act
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
  • Robust experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and risk assessment, management


  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Experience of working at consultant level in an inpatient environment.



  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation skills to services, teams and individuals


  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Ball House

3 Kimbolton Road


MK40 2PU

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363-MRLB 6431038

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