Divisional Medical Director/Consultant Psychiatrist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Part Time
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The MD role in the Divisions is an opportunity for you, as a medical leader, to become part of a new senior leadership team focusing on the development and delivery of holistic care supporting your local population needs. As a senior team member, it will give you the opportunity to actively influence and shape the future of our services. The successful candidate will have support to develop into the role, this will include coaching, education and training. What is really important for us in this process is that you subscribe to our values and ambitions for our patients and services user, described in the Five Year Forward View and NHS Ten Year Plan.

With that in mind we are looking for a Medical Director roles for Southampton Division at Southern Health NHS Trust. The role will be complimented with a Consultant Psychiatrist role is either Older Persons Mental Health or Adult Mental Health available in both inpatients and the community.

If you need any help in making a decision about whether this post is right for you we would welcome the opportunity to talk; please do not hesitate to contact any of the Executive team, particularly Steve Tompkins and Hana Burgess

Burgess, Hana Hana.Burgess@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Tomkins, Steve Steve.Tomkins@southernhealth.nhs.uk

The closing date for the post is Sunday 5th February 2023 and interviews on Wednesday 15th February.

Main duties of the job


*To support good practice on equality, ethnic and cultural issues for staff, patients and carers.

*To ensure that there is full and accurate clinical advice from staff working in the service, providing professional advice on quality, performance and other issues as required.

*To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and effective.

*To be jointly responsible with the Divisional Management team, alongside the for ensuring the delivery of a safe, responsive and effective clinical services. This currently includes all services as applicable either for mental health or physical health within the Division.


*Accountable for the safe implementation of Doctor in Training rotas within your Division, ensuring any gaps are identified and addressed appropriately to maintain safe services.

*To support the Chief Medical Officer/ Chief Operating Officer in managing the medical workforce by ensuring that Consultants in the Divisions have annual appraisals, reviews of PDPs and job plans.

*Ensure that other doctors within the service are appraised annually in line with Trust policy.

*Ensure that proper arrangements are in place to address safeguarding matters, training of postgraduates and teaching of medical undergraduates.

*Responsible for workforce planning for the medical workforce within the Division developing creative solutions to any actual or anticipated skills gaps.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities
For full details, job plan and person specification for this post please find attached our full job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • At least 3 years' experience as a Consultant Physician
  • Medical leadership role
Experience Essential
  • Good knowledge and experience of the operation of the services.
  • Has experience of medical workforce supervision.
  • Experience of acting in a leadership role
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Knowledge of National Policy relating to the NHS and Health & Social Care.
  • Knowledge of current health service policy and contracting arrangements.
  • Experience in a leadership role, use of influencing and negotiation skills
  • Empowers and encourages others through active listening and engagement
  • Develops a positive workplace people can be proud off and identify with.
  • Understanding of the complexities of working with partner agencies.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Quality Improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge of Trust priorities
  • Knowledge of National and Local Clinical Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Commitment to working with Managers and Clinicians to achieve shared goals.
  • Commitment to working with Patients/carers.
  • High level of organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to delegate tasks/responsibilities when appropriate.
  • Ability to chair meetings successfully.
  • Awareness of cultural and ethnic issues for service users and staff.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with managers and professionals from other agencies.
  • Ability to travel between sites as required.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the patient and carer voice is at the heart of all our services.
  • Competent, compassionate and collective leadership of staff and services in line with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust values.
  • *Leads Through Complexity & Partnership
  • *Collective leadership
  • *Enables Creative Thinking & Development
  • *Ownership & Accountability
  • *Moral Influence
  • *Takes Appropriate Risk
  • *Active Listening & Effective Communication
  • *Empowerment & Engagement
  • *Inclusivity
  • *Compassion & Empathy

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