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Consultant Psychiatrist Haytor Ward Adult Open Acute Inpatient Unit.

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Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist Haytor Ward Adult Open Acute Inpatient Unit. Employment Type: Contracted Full Time
Location: Torbay, South Devon Speciality:
Permanent position in the NHS
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 Per Anum Pro Rata Contract Duration: N/A
REF: 369-1140-DS Contact Name: Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Contact Email: Job Published: 6 months ago


The role

Salary: £77,913 - £105,042

Relocation package up to £8K

A Recruitment and Retention premia is currently being considered by the organisation

  • Are you an experienced consultant with significant experience of providing inpatient mental health services?

  • Can you design and deliver effective care plans that are focused around the person – helping them on the pathway to recovery?

  • Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live and work in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas?

We are searching for an established consultant psychiatrist to lead the delivery of inpatient mental health services at The Haytor, our purpose built 16-bed ward caring for adults aged 16-65 in Torbay.

Caring for those with acute mental health problems you will use your skills, experience and insights to help us continue to deliver high-quality, person-centred care for those who need it. You will direct the work of others, offering professional supervision to junior medical staff, and advice to senior colleagues and managers.

You will provide expert medical psychiatric assessments, treatment and care within the Care Programme Approach. We expect you to lead a multi-disciplinary care team, interacting with a variety of stakeholders to deliver effective treatment with the patient at the centre.

Taking responsibility for all mental health act work you will be fundamental to their recovery.

The role will see you manage a busy and challenging caseload, where you will interact with high numbers of patients, some of whom will be experiencing significant mental health problems.

We need someone who can help us to grow and improve our services and our organisation interpreting and applying the latest research – delivering better services for everyone. In return for your commitments, we provide an impressive package including the chance to grow in the role though teaching opportunities, funded CPD and academic support.

About you

You will be an experienced mental health professional with a detailed and current knowledge of NHS, local government and national strategies and policies. Registered with the GMC, you will be eligible to hold Approved Clinician status at appointment.

You will have substantial experience of directing inpatient mental health services, and an understanding of the whole range of mental health care treatments, including community services, who you will interact with on a regular basis. You will become involved in all aspects of clinical governance and audit.

You will be called on to make difficult professional decisions that change lives. We expect you to demonstrate previous experience of managing a diverse caseload, working with multidisciplinary team to deliver a package of care that is evidence-based, recovery-focused, and effectively risk-managed.

Personally, you will be an excellent communicator, calmly and clearly explaining your decisions to service users, carers, staff and stakeholders. We expect you to understand the fundamental principles of patient-centred care, embedding it within teams and systems, and continually working to improve the quality of services we deliver. Underpinning your approach will be an ability to understand and apply the latest research and findings and be able to communicate these to colleagues and stakeholders.

Keen to inspire the next generation of professionals, you will be experienced at undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of the care we provide and our innovative service models. We want you to bring ideas and inspiration to the role, and particularly welcome applications from those with a broad range of care experience and a history of success in developing mental health care and improving systems.

About us

The Haytor Unit is a purpose-built unitwith oneacute in-patient ward (Haytor Ward) for adultsbetween the ages of 18 and 65 yearsserving Torbay and Teignbridge.There are16acute beds on Haytorand there is a small 1 bedded high dependency area with seclusion facilities but for Psychiatric Intensive Care theTrusthas taken possession of and will be opening a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Wonford Hospital in Exeter in January 2019.

Patients may be admitted to the ward if their home treatment is not successful or inpatient treatment will provide more appropriate support and environment.

The Haytor Unit also houses the Beech Ward a 14 bedded open Older Adult functional acute ward. In addition the Torbay Crisis resolution and Home Treatment Team and Torbay Hospital Liaison psychiatry team are also based within The Haytor Unit. The Place of Safety is also based within the Haytor Unit, and managed and run by a dedicated nursing team. The post holder will be part of a trust wide Section 12 Approved Doctor rota, the post holder will not be responsible for routine clinical duties within his catchment area but will make him/herself available to undertake Mental Health Act assessment work within the South of the County (Teignbridge, South Ham and West Devon).

Our offer to you

  • Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • 32 days (minimum) annual leave (rising to 34)

  • 33 days per three years study leave of CPD (including reasonable expenses paid by the trust)

  • Support for research – particularly multidisciplinary, cross-boundary, recovery-focused projects.

  • Generous NHS pension scheme

Living here

One of the UK’s most beautiful counties and home to hundreds of miles of breath-taking coastline Devon offers the perfect environment to contemplate, to relax and to re-energise and to live.


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