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General Adult Psychiatry
Consultant Psychiatrist
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Employer type
Long Fox Unit
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Salary period
24/04/2024 23:59

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Consultant Psychiatrist - North Somerset IST

Consultant Psychiatrist

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Intensive Support Team, based at the Long Fox Unit, Weston General Hospital.  You will join a well established team who are the gate keeping and discharging agent for inpatient services, providing expert assessment to individuals experiencing mental health crisis within four hours of referral. You will join a supportive medical community dedicated to making changes for the better and will be encouraged and supported to be involved in service leadership and management.

Main duties of the job

As the Consultant you will deliver direct interventions to service users at a level of intensity according to need including those service users who require an assertive approach who are difficult to engage. This will include on-going assessment, diagnoses (including review and clarification) and treatment of mental and physical health needs.

You will be responsible for the mental healthcare of all service users through daily reviews, attending the review daily themselves Monday to Wednesday.

You will manage the delivery of intensive home treatment and alternatives to hospital admissions.

You will supervise the medical team that provides medical care and may act as RC for service users in collaboration with other teams and Consultants.

You will collaboratively work with the Inpatient teams to provide dedicated lead Consultant input to acute care service coordination by meeting the needs of the service user and enabling timely access to inpatient services or recovery services, ensuring that CPA planning and aftercare arrangements are in place.

You will participate in gate keeping and attendance at MHA assessments where appropriate, as well as facilitating CTO discussions.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Essential criteria
  • 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 of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults of working age and to deal with crisis situations.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Essential criteria
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in and Inpatient setting.


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Javier Ferreiro-Pisos
Job title
Medical Lead
Email address
[email protected]
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