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 the chance to grow and develop in an award winning mental health trust?
Can you inspire a team and lead the delivery of personalised, high quality care for a challenging patient cohort?
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 outstanding consultant psychiatrist to direct inpatient care at the Delderfield Ward, part of our purpose-built, 32-bed inpatient facility The Cedars. Replacing an established and 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 have strong professional qualifications and an impressive history of delivering recovery-focused mental health care in an inpatient setting. This is a challenging and hands-on role that will see you lead clinical meetings, review inpatient treatment and diagnosis, attend risk assessments, pre-discharge, ward community and staff support meetings.
You will play a leading role in a committed multidisciplinary team where you will participate meaningfully in all aspects of clinical governance. An effective communicator it will be your responsibility to provide clear clinical support and advice to nursing staff and the trust management team.
We need someone who can help us to grow and improve our services and our organisation – delivering better services to everyone. In return we 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.
You will have substantial experience of working in inpatient mental health services, with a proven commitment to improving the quality of care delivered. We expect you to have a broad experience of psychiatric care, including community services.
An established professional you will be a clear communicator, capable of leading and inspiring a multi-disciplinary team. Working with two trainee doctors, you will oversee their development, providing strict consultant supervision.
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. Underpinning your approach will be an ability to understand and apply the latest research and findings.
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-centre care, embedding it within teams and systems, and continually working to improve the quality of services we deliver.
Keen to inspire the next generation of professionals, you will be experienced at undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision. You will use your experience, insight and knowledge to maintain and improve the quality of inpatient services – introducing new approaches informed by the latest evidence.
Located within Wonford House, Exeter, the Cedars is our purpose-built, 32-bed unit providing inpatient mental health care to those who need it. Patients may be referred to the unit if home treatment is unsuccessful or if inpatient treatment is more suitable. GPs can refer directly to the service, but most patients arrive through local community mental health teams. The unit is served by a senior nurse, ward manager, three assistant ward managers, twelve staff nurses, two trainee practitioners and nine healthcare assistants.
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
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.