Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult Liaison Brighton (attracts RRP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum (pro rata for part time workers)
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work in our Mental Health Liaison Team based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your career, shape our strategy and provide excellent patient care.

Consider joining Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) and help us improve the quality of life for our thriving local communities.

This job attracts aRecruitment and Retention payment of £25,000,in addition to(up to) £8000 relocation allowance.The RRP payment is paid in the following instalments:
  • £5000 payment paid on appointment
  • £5000 retention payment paid at 12 month anniversary of employment
  • £6500 retention payment paid at 30 month anniversary of employment
  • £8500 retention payment paid at 48 month anniversary of employment

The Recruitment and Retention payment is pro rata for part time employees. If you would like further information, or to know the full terms of the Recruitment and Retention Payment and/or the Relocation Allowance, then please do not hesitate to contact our Medical Staffing Team -

To find out more about what we offer please take a look at our careers portal:

Main duties of the job

This post is in working age Liaison Psychiatry. You will have a key role in supporting the wider nursing team and providing continuity of care across the week in the general hospital setting.

You will be expected to provide specialist medical and psychiatric assessment and treatment to people aged 17 and over, referred to the Mental Health Liaison Team from the Emergency Department and the inpatient wards within the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It is expected that you will have expertise in working age adults' mental health, organic mental states, medically unexplained symptoms, the interplay between physical and mental health problems and management of psychiatric crises.

You will be joining a team with a history of participating in nationally-recognised Liaison Psychiatry research and which is actively involved in the teaching and training of students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, in addition to nursing and paramedic students.

You will also be involved in developing new care pathways and including integrated psychiatric care in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

About us

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently to the hours advertised, please contact us to discuss this in more detail.

If you have neither lived or worked in Sussex before then please consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • A lifestyle including renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park
  • Discovering the 140+ miles of scenic and historic Sussex coastline
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing worldwide transport links

SPFT has a thriving research network and has been rated 'outstanding' in caring by the CQC and 'good' in all other domains.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role.

We would love to hear from you if you want to find out more about this exciting opportunity. Please see our contact details below.

**Please note the job description is with the Royal College for approval**

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • The competencies to work with General Adult patients. The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of relevant experience accordingly.
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a participatory way so that shared decision making and conversations around formulation/diagnosis and ongoing care are a collaborative endeavour with the people who access our service.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

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