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Consultant Psychiatrist

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

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Psychiatrist, Adult mental health nurse
Contract Type
Part Time
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be offering this consultant post within the New Forest West Community Mental Health Team. The CMHT provides specialist advice and treatment to adults of working age with severe mental health problems within the mixed urban and rural population of Hampshire. We are a welcoming team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists and admin colleagues. The team base is at Waterford House, New Milton, Hampshire.

The team base is at Waterford House, New Milton, Hampshire.

We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic and forward-looking consultant who will build on achievements of the service to date in order to provide even better outcomes for the population we serve. The post-holder will serve the needs of patients alongside one other highly supportive substantive consultant and a core trainee doctor.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing assessment, clinical care, and treatment to patients, as well as clinical leadership to the team. The work will include routine clinics, domiciliary visits, consultative work to the multidisciplinary team and leadership, particularly around complex patients. The post is also supported by a GP trainee, shared across two consultants, with designated clinical supervisor responsibilities.

The CMHT provides a local single point of access for individuals who present with severe, complex, and enduring mental health problems between the ages of 18-65. CMHT services are multi-disciplinary and share a common orientation promoting the principles of recovery. Team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists and admin colleagues.

The role of the CMHT is to provide assessment and community-based treatment which is undertaken in partnership with the referred individuals, and focusses on individual needs, self-determination, and recovery. To achieve this, the CMHT works closely with other Southern Health services, Acute services, Specialist Services, Primary Care services, local community networks, Voluntary organisations and other agencies.

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
Please see attached Job description for further detail on the role. The person specification is also available in the attached document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Waterford House

142 Station Road

New Milton


BH25 6LP

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