Consultant Psychiatrist in the Community

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

General Adult Consultant Psychiatrists – are you looking for a change or a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fully supported multidisciplinary Local Mental Health Team (LMHT) City Central at Highbury Hospital.

The Local Mental Health Team comprises 2.2 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists, 17.2 WTE CPNs, 1.6 WTE Occupational Therapists, 3.8 WTE Support Workers, 1.0 WTE Employment Specialist, 1.0 WTE Peer Support Worker, 0.6 WTE Clinical Psychologist and a full time Team Leader. Additional support is provided by a Non-Medical Prescriber who independently manages a caseload in an ACP Clinic. Junior Doctors are also allocated to the Team which may include GP Trainees, Core Trainees, Foundation Year 2 trainees and Higher Trainees.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of new patients resident in the catchment area, GP liaison work, management of patients within the recovery model, Mental Health Act Work (Section 12) when required, participate in the day on call duty rota, cover for colleagues’ absence. The post holder will provide leadership and consultancy to the Team which include supporting multidisciplinary team meetings and RAMM meetings. The Team follows 6 care pathways which include: Recovery from Anxiety & Depression (clusters 4-7); Support for complex Personality Needs (cluster 8); Early Intervention in Psychosis (cluster 10); Recovery from Psychosis (clusters 11-15); Support and engagement for enduring psychosis (clusters 16-17) and; Living well with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (cluster 0).

Continuing Professional Development is highly valued within the Trust and the post holder will be required to have an annual statement of CPD from the Royal College. To support this requirement the Trust offers an annual budget of £1,200 per Consultant and 10 days of study leave per year. SPAs are also included in Consultants’ job plans to support this.

New Consultants are fully supported through the buddying scheme and New Consultants’ Retreat.

The Trust is committed to supporting research. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham and brings together the healthcare and education sectors to achieve ‘Research Excellence for Innovation’. The IMH currently receives approximately £34 million pounds in external research grants and is one of the UK’s prime locations for interdisciplinary research in mental health. It has 8 Centres of Excellence including the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL) and Centre for Mood Disorders.

Nottingham is a great place to live and work:

  • Home of English Sport;
  • UNESCO city of literature;
  • Home to the world’s oldest Football Club, England’s oldest Inn (Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem) and Robin Hood;
  • Culture & Architecture: Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey (Lord Byron’s residence), National Justice Museum, Nottingham Trent University Arkwright building;
  • Entertainment: Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall; Nottingham Ice Arena, The Albert Hall, Michelin starred restaurants;
  • Excellent education;
  • Excellent transport links.

Our ethos is simple; we want you to be part of our professional team delivering excellent patient care whilst experiencing a fulfilling career.

For further details and informal visits please contact Dr Faizal Seedat/Michelle Malone – Clinical Directors –

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Faizal SeedatJob titleClinical Director/Consultant PsychiatristEmail addressfaizal.seedat@nottshc.nhs.ukTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Alternative contact: Michelle Malone, Clinical Director on Telephone: .

Reference: 40881287

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