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Consultant Psychiatrist Adult Community+�10k recruitment incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
This post is vacant as the existing post holder has moved into a different post outside the trust. This post involves providing clinical leadership to one of the South-West Community Mental Health Team (based in Watford) providing diagnostic assessments and treatment to service users with severe, complex, and high-risk psychiatric conditions. South-West Community Mental Health Teams cover two borough localities in South West Hertfordshire - Watford and Three Rivers borough locality with a population of around 200,000 is covered by the team based at Colne House in Watford, and Hertsmere borough locality with a population of around 100,000 is covered by the team based at Civic Offices in Borehamwood.

Main duties of the job

It is envisaged that the post holder will work 10 programmed activities over 5 days. Following appointment there will be a meeting at no later than three months with the clinical manager to review and revise the job plan and objectives of the post holder. The overall split of the programmed activities is 7.5 to be devoted to direct clinical care and 2.5 to supporting professional activities (as per the Royal College of Psychiatrists recommendation). The timetable is indicative only. A formal job plan will be agreed between the post holder and associate medical director or clinical manager three months after commencing the post and at least annually thereafter

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim it to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disabilities within the UK.

In recent years the Trust has been successful in acquiring the tender for the provision of specialist Learning disability services in Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. The Trust covers a mix of rural and urban areas, including the City of St Albans, the large towns of Watford, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage, and the smaller towns of Hemel Hempstead, Radlett, Berkhamsted, Harpenden, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Hitchin and Letchworth.

Hertfordshire Social Services have divided the county into four areas. The county has three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). West Hertfordshire is served by Herts Valleys CCG and Dacorum and East and North Hertfordshire is served by East and North Herts CCG.

Our values and behaviours have been developed by over 800 service users, carers and members of staff. They describe how we aim to be with service users, carers and each other. By living our values we will deliver our ambition to be a leading provider for everyone we work with.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles & responsibilities

To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed by consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.

To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.

To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.

To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.

To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.

To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust and the team including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.

To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.

To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation. To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.

To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.

To liaise with primary care colleagues including providing advice to Primary Care Nurses and Additional Role Reimbursement Workers (ARRS) workers dedicated to the Primary Care Network (PCN)

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrist


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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Full Registration with the GMC and inclusion on Specialist Register (or CCT expected within 3- 6 months of appointment date in Medical Psychotherapy)
  • Approved Clinician Status
  • Approved under Section 12


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • External qualification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy



  • Holds a full valid driving license (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Expertise in at least one principal form of psychotherapy alongside a working familiarity with others.
  • Experience of working with people requiring care through secondary mental health services, including people with personality disorders and other complex needs.
  • 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
  • Experience of & trained in a range of psychological therapies



  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Experience of organising and overseeing psychotherapy training program for psychiatry trainees.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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