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 and committed consultant psychiatrist looking for an exciting new role within an award-winning organisation?
Can you effectively manage a busy caseload, delivering person-centred care to adults with complex needs?
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 work with adults with complex mental health needs in a community setting. It will be your responsibility for ensuring that everyone receives person-centred care with recovery at its heart.
Based at Wonford House, you will assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans for patients referred to you by three community teams based in Exeter and in partnership with local GP practices. You will be expected to form valuable and productive relationships with colleagues, collaborating effectively for the benefit of patients and their carers – strengthening our reputation as a leading provider of care.
An established and qualified professional, we expect you to have and a detailed knowledge of clinical governance clinical governance, and be prepared to play your part in the process. Working closely with colleagues inside and outside of the trust, you will manage a diverse and challenging caseload, seeing approximately 20 patients face to face every week.
You will design and delivering high-quality care interventions based on the recovery-approach, empowering people and promoting independence. At the same time you will provide leadership and education, working as a lecturer and supervising the work of junior doctors.
We’re an award winning mental health trust committed to continual improvement – in ourselves and our staff. We value your professional development, giving you the chance to grow in the role though teaching opportunities, funded CPD and academic support.
An experienced mental health professional with a detailed and current knowledge of NHS, local government and national strategies and policies, you will have current GMC registration and be eligible to hold Approved Clinician status at appointment.
You will have substantial experience of working in a community mental health setting, with a demonstrable history of successful care delivery. An established professional you will have as a comprehensive understanding of the principles of clinical governance – including auditing.
Alongside impressive clinical achievements, we expect you to demonstrate a commitment to improving care quality – with evidence of developing community services an advantage. As part of this we expect you to understand current NHS management and funding arrangements.
Personally, you will be confident and capable, able to interact with patients, carers, clinicians and stakeholders for all backgrounds. You will function well within a large, multi-disciplinary team – with the ability to explain your decisions and views clearly.
Applying and implementing the latest research is essential, driving quality through the system. Our award-winning services are based around the principles of being evidence-based, recovery-forced, is effectively risk-managed with care shared across partners – principles you will need to share and promote.
You will have previous experience of undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision, enjoying the challenge of inspiring the next generation of mental health professionals.
The role is challenging and demanding, but highly rewarding. Your clinical decisions will positively impact those who you care for, helping them on the pathway to recovery.
Located within Wonford House, Exeter you will accept referrals from the Mental Health and Assessment Team (MHAT), Community Mental Health Team (Culm) and the Urgent and In-Patient Care (UIC). You will work alongside two other consultant psychiatrists providing similar services in the Exeter area.
In addition, you will be required to play a role in the trust wide Section 12 Approved Doctor 1 in 32 rota where you will be expected to undertake Mental Health assessment work across the trust area. 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
Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and a 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 to re-energise.