Transgender Health Consultant (Psychiatrist)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for Transgender Healthcare Consultants (Psychiatrist), on a full-time or part-time basis, working in the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health (NCTH). These are replacements posts, due to colleagues reducing hours and leaving the Trust.

Applicants must be eligible for registration on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register in general psychiatry, intellectual disability psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. Possession of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or to be within 6 months of attaining it is a requirement.

Main duties of the job

The successful post-holder will be expected, with suitable training, to work as a 'Lead Clinician' in transgender healthcare, and undertake transgender healthcare assessments, recommendations for gender affirming medical treatments, recommendations for gender affirming surgical treatments, manage a caseload, and liaise with primary care for the delivery of these treatments and also other services as required. NCTH will provide the entirety of this training while in post with the support (if required) of the Gender Identity Healthcare course.

The post holder will have a significant exciting opportunity to provide leadership to forge and form better working with primary care in the delivery of transgender healthcare across the nation.

It is expected that the post holder will develop or continue to develop specialist knowledge in transgender healthcare and attend (if required) the Royal College of Physicians and University of London Gender Identity Healthcare course. This course will be funded through this employment.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust was created in April 2001 and has an income (for 2020/21) of £470 million. It achieved Foundation Trust status in March 2015. It has three service delivery divisions: Community Health Services, Mental Health Services (providing a comprehensive range of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services) to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (population 1.15 million) and a Forensic Division, which includes High Secure (Rampton Hospital) , Medium Secure units at Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, Low Secure Services at the Wells Road Centre, Nottingham and healthcare services into a number of Prisons in the East Midlands Region.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To deliver face to face and remote transgender healthcare clinics.
  • 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 NCTH
  • To participate in annual appraisal for senior medics.
  • To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust and NCTHnet, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the Clinical Director to ensure that the post is developed to consider changes in service configuration and delivery.
  • 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 comply with the Trusts Duty of Candour.

Please note, this job description is awaiting approval from the royal college of psychiatrists, and may be subject to change.
Person Specification
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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

  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months (General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Intellectual Disability, Forensic)

  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

Clinical Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Experience of clinical working with transgender and non-binary patients

  • Wide range of transgender healthcare experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Experience as working as a 'Lead Clinician' in transgender healthcare
  • Experience in recommendations for gender affirming medical/surgical treatment

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in continuous professional development

  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation

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