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 with a history of providing high-quality, community-based mental health services?
Can you work as part of a multi-disciplinary team designing and delivering mental health care plans that helping the people we care for recover?
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 deliver community-based mental health services for adults aged 16-65 in Torbay. Replacing a respected consultant, 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 work across two teams – the Mental Health Assessment Team (MHAT) and the Torbay Community Mental Health Team – assessing, diagnosing and treating patients they manage. An effective communicator, you will form relationships across agencies, working closely with primary care providers providing expert insight and advice to support them.
The role will see you manage a busy and challenging caseload, where you will interact with high numbers of patients. You will have a strong professional background, with an impressive history of providing recovery-focused mental health care in the community.
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 to 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.
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 delivering community mental health services, with a proven commitment to improving the quality of care delivered. On a daily basis you will be called on to make difficult professional decisions that change lives – working with all team members 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 expect you to help us to improve, 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.
The post holder will be based at the Health and Wellbeing Clinic (Chadwell Centre) within the Paignton area. There are two other consultants within the Torbay Community Mental Health Team (Central) and Mental Health Assessment Team that provide similar services.
The General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist will care for patients age 16-65 years old (16-18 out of fulltime education) serving a large urban community in Torbay (Central). The post is located within the Torbay Local Delivery Unit (LDU).
Devon Partnership Trust has worked closely with the commissioners to redesign the service and the recently formed Adult LDU for Torbay is divided into three teams of broadly equitable population size based on GP patches. The Torbay Central Team covers an area around the team base, which includes some Paignton GP practices and some Torquay GP practices.
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
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.