Consultant Psychiatrist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT), Eastbourne. This vacancy has arisen due to a voluntary resignation and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team.

This post is one example of the commitment of the Trust to develop better provision and capacity for service name and the families and carers using the service in challenging times. This post completes the medical establishment of the team providing a minimum of 1 whole time equivalent Consultant Psychiatrists for the CDS or locality area.

To provide intensive and responsive crisis resolution and home treatment to adults aged 18 and over with a functional mental health problem, ensuing individuals are treated in the least restrictive fashion which is consistent with their clinical and safety needs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to:

Manage the CRHT referrals, team meetings, supervision of team members.

Management of complex cases.

Clinical leadership of team.

Role in assessment of referrals/admissions.

Care plan and treatment formulation, guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness.

Liaison and collaborative working with other services/agencies.

Mental Health Act implementation.

Multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and partnership working.

Other clinical duties, e.g. any other specialities covered.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a large NHS organisation that offers clinical and social care services to children, young people, adults and older adults, with emotional and mental health problems or learning disabilities. Services are provided to the people of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex with Children & Young People's Services provided across Sussex and Hampshire. The Trust operates as part of a wider network of health and social care and works in partnership with both statutory and non-statutory agencies. The Trust benefits from a thriving Sussex-wide psychiatry training scheme where Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex provide foundation, GP, core and higher trainees. We work closely with Brighton and Sussex Medical School; a partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. In 2015 we became a member of the Association of UK University Hospitals, the representative body for university hospitals with major teaching and research interests across the UK and internationally. Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. The clinical strategy and organisational strategy we have developed underpin this by providing frameworks to enable sustained improvements in the quality of care we provide.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached for further details on other relevant local mental health services, geographical area(s) the post covers and details of the current multidisciplinary team establishment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • 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.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients

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