Consultant Psychiatrist in Gender Dysphoria
Job Reference: 369-1119-DS
Employer Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Salary:£77,913 - 105,042 per annum pro rata
Note:Suitable for newly qualified.
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About Devon Partnership Trust
We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.
At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.
These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or sexual orientation status. All part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health issues.
At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.
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The post is within the West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic (SGIC). One of seven national clinics supporting people who experience issues relating to gender concerns and is based at the Laurels, 11-15 Dix’s Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA (city centre).
The post holder will provide specialist mental health assessment and management advice to support the personalised care pathways for service users within SGIC. Provide consultant care for patients within the service, hold weekly outpatient clinics (provisional timetable described below) and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team. They will also be expected to offer advice to other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.
There is recognition that a successful candidate may not have the full breadth of knowledge and expertise required to fulfil the clinical role initially, especially if they have not worked in a gender identity clinic in the past. If this was the case, a period of induction and additional support from colleagues would be available.
Specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the role include psychosexual assessment, identification of gender incongruence and diagnosis of gender dysphoria, hormonal management of endocrine disorders and menopause or experience in sexual and reproductive health and genitourinary medicine.
Any additional training needs would be identified through job planning, appraisal and continuing professional development.
Relocation package are negotiable up to £8000.00
We would love to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking consultant willing to take a leading clinical role in our Specialist mental health service teams.
The Laurels, Dix Field, Exeter (City Centre)
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.
The SGIC service model is consistent with the recently published NHSE gender services protocol consultation paper. The service provides a therapeutically safe and creative environment within which a person with Gender Dysphoria can work with the multi-disciplinary team, to develop a personalised care pathway to enable them to acquire a social role and sex characteristics that are congruent with their inner experience of gender identity.
Our offer to you
Devon Partnership Trust supports and encourages consultants in their career development with good opportunity for CPD.
- Commitment to career development
- Wide range of leadership development opportunities
- Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
- Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
- Incremental pay progression
- Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
- Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
- Childcare vouchers – annual savings of up to £1,19
- Commitment to flexible working
- 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
- Refer a friend and both earn £500 - available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
- Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
- Preceptorship schemes
- Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
- Stagecoach – bus transport discounts
- Salary sacrifice cyclescheme
- Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses
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