Salary: £77,913 - £105,042
Relocation package up to £8K
A Recruitment and Retention premia is currently being considered by the organisation
Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a rapidly developing field of gender identity, helping us to shape services around our patient’s needs?
Can you help us to support patients experiencing gender identity issues, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop a personalised care pathway?
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 exceptional consultant psychiatrist to join the West of England Gender Identity Clinic. One of only seven specialist clinics in the UK, your skills, experience and insights will be used to provide personalised care pathways for patients experiencing issues relating to gender concerns.
You will work as part of a skilled multi-disciplinary care team to develop personalised care pathways that enable people to acquire the social roles and sex characteristic that are congruent with their inner conceptions of gender identity.
An experienced clinician with impressive professional credentials, you will create a therapeutically safe environment in which people can explore their thoughts and feelings. Providing consultant services and delivering a weekly outpatient clinic, you will be responsible for directing care services that can change lives, providing confident clinical guidance and leading on the provision and coordination of care and treatment.
This is a rapidly developing area and recognise that candidates may not have the full breadth of knowledge and expertise required to fulfil the clinical role initially. We are willing to support the right candidate to through induction and additional support from colleagues to develop key specialist skills required. We value your professional development, and will give you the chance to grow in the role though teaching opportunities, funded CPD and academic support.
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. We particularly welcome applications from those with post-graduate qualifications relevant to gender dysphoria and psychological/psychosexual treatment modalities. Registration with the Gender Recognition Panel (or willingness to do so) is also highly preferable.
You will have substantial experience of working in a specialist mental health team, with an awareness of the sensitivities and complexities of working with those experiencing gender dysphoria. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic issues, treatment options, legal framework and controversies in the field.
We expect you to have a demonstrable history of effectively delivering care in a variety of settings, including the community, with a detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance.
A capable and confident communicator you will be experienced at working with a large, multi-disciplinary team – explaining your decisions and views clearly. Your approach to care will be based on the principles of being evidence-based, recovery-focused, is effectively risk-managed with care shared across partners. Dealing compassionately with those who need your care, you will create a positive and supportive environment which enables effective communication.
In a rapidly changing and developing area it is essential that you can understand – and apply – the most up-to-date research, challenging colleagues and the organisation to improve. You will work collaboratively with everyone involved in the care pathway, providing clinical leadership where necessary.
Undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision are part of the role, and you will welcome the opportunity to inspire the next generation of mental health professionals.
The role is challenging, complex and highly demanding. We expect you to use your experience, insight and knowledge to maintain and improve the quality of gender dysphoria treatment across our area, helping those who need our services to enjoy a better future.
The West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic (SGIC) is one of seven clinics supporting people who experience issues relating to gender concerns. The service is nationally commissioned by NHS England and is the only service of its kind based in the West of England. The SGIC receives referrals from the geographical area covered by NHS England. The SGIC receives an average of 53 new referrals per month.
You will be expected to take part in on-call rota, providing robust cross-cover arrangements. Our consultants are supported by a dedicated full-time medical staffing department.
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
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