Job Reference: 369-1116-DS
Employer: Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department: Adult Community
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.
Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018
Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry in Exeter 10 PAs x Two Posts
The post described is within the Exeter East and Mid Devon Local Delivery Unit (LDU) of the Adult Clinical Directorate (see organizational structure below). It is a replacement post for a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist for patients age 16-65 years old (16-18 out of fulltime education) serving an urban community in Exeter.
The post holder will be currently based at Wonford House Hospital in Exeter, where they will have a dedicated private office with PC/laptop accessibility. IT support is available. A whole time equivalent dedicated medical secretary will be provided.
Full-time or part time applications are welcomed from Consultants. Salary and relocation packages are negotiable and CEA’s will be honored.
Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist we would like to hear from you. You’ll be joining an organisation that is passionate about mental health and progressive and innovative in its thinking.
Shape the career you want and we’ll support you all the way to help you achieve your ambition.
Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5AF
Mental Health and Assessment Team (MHAT)
This team works closely with primary care services and other agencies within the locality and consists of 1 X WTE Band 7 Clinical Team leader and 5 X WTE Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioners and 2.5 Band 3 admin staff.
This team is responsible for triaging referrals to our locality; sign posting patients to adequate services, undertaking assessments and determining care pathway within our Secondary Mental Health Service.
The post holder when appropriate will contribute to the triage, signposting and assessment of complex patients. In addition the post holder is expected to provide consultation for patients seen by not medically qualified clinicians.
There are approximately 1-4 new consultant psychiatrist assessments a week.
The MHAT team also provides advice and education to primary care, social services and third sector organizations.
From June 2014 to end of June 2015 the team received 1270 referrals with the majority of the assessments undertaken by Senior Mental Health Practitioners (SMHPs).
Community Mental Health Team - Culm
There are three community mental health teams covering Exeter that manage patients referred by the MHAT team and other teams within our Secondary Mental Health Services. These team focus in the management of psychopathologies which require time-limited or long-term management and or specialist input under the Care Program Approach (CPA).
Each community team has a dedicated consultant and also consists of a full time Band 7 Clinical Team Manager and a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals from a social work, occupational health and nursing background.
Both teams have access to specialist psychological therapy at STEP 4 provided by the Psychology and Psychological therapy Team.
There is also access to STEP 3 psychological intervention.
The post holder will provide medical advice regarding the on-going management of these patients.
All patients taken on for treatment by the team are managed under the Care Programme Approach (CPA). CPA requires that there is a care plan supported by a care coordinator and that there is a review date and a contingency plan. To support the role of the team the national guidance (DoH 2005, GMC 2005) on new ways of working for psychiatrists and their teams has been adopted.
The role and responsibility of the consultant psychiatrists in multidisciplinary teams has been agreed by the Trust board and is outlined above.
The MHAT and CMHT teams serve the GP surgeries below. The post holder is aligned to four of the practices, below designated with a totalling combined population of 39,651.
The post holder is expected to form a pro-active, close working relationship with their primary care colleagues and ensure frequent and regular visits to such surgeries for the purpose of good collaborative working for the benefit of the patients and carers.
Our offer to you
Devon Partnership Trust supports and encourages consultants in their career development with good opportunity for CPD.
Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.
The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over 1/3 of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are over 450 miles of coastline along 2 stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of 2 National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England’s first natural World Heritage Site – the Jurassic Coast, 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance.
10 Programme activities per week