Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities
Job Reference: 369-1121-DS
Employer: Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department: Follaton House
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.
Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018
The post-holder’s responsibilities will be to provide community psychiatric services (assessment, diagnosis and treatment) to adults with Intellectual disabilities living within South Hams and West Devon areas (total population approximately 139,300 according to Devon County Council 2016 mid-year population estimate) that are being managed by the Learning Disability Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team – IATT.
The social care provision is from Devon County Council. The post-holder will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies as well as have good relationships with mental health services.
The post-holder will be based at Follaton House, Totnes with the IATT team. The post holder is fully embedded in the IATT team allowing for a “New Ways of Working” approach where the routine monitoring and follow up will not necessarily be done by the Consultant who is now available to be flexible in responding to those in the greatest need of input and for consultation to the rest of the team.
The average referral rate to the team is 20 per week out of which there is an average of about 1 referral per month for Consultant Psychiatry input. The current Consultant caseload is 22.
Relocation package are negotiable up to £8000.00
We are interested in recruiting an enthusiastic and dedicated Consultant who is interested in shaping the future in terms of their own career and the provision of services. The post holder is expected to help maximize the access of people with intellectual disability to the services and resources available from mainstream Mental Health and other services through such devices as collaborative/joint working
. The role of the Consultant is to be the clinical lead of the team and to ensure that high quality, patient-centered, effective, safe and efficient care is delivered by the team.
If you are interested in helping to shape a better future in mental health please contact Dr Helen Smith, Medical Director or Dr Joanna Bromley Clinical Director for Specialist Services or Dr Victor Olotu Associate Clinical Director for Learning Disability Services to explore this exciting opportunity.
Both full-time and part-time applications would be welcomed.
Follaton House, Totnes
Overall the organisation has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England. Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing.
Our staffs are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.
We recognise that the five year forward view for mental health opens a number of exciting opportunities which we as part of the Devon partnership NHS Trust are keen to lead with your help. This makes it an exciting opportunity to apply for a Consultant post within the South Hams and West Devon area. This post is available now.
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
Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
Stagecoach – bus transport discounts
Salary sacrifice cyclescheme
Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses
Devon is a stunning county with 2 great coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are lot of places to visit and things to do.
Devon is noted for its beautiful landscape, quality local food, culture and scenic beaches. South Hams has a strong rural and maritime heritage. It is a region of rural and coastal Devon much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching as far as the edges of Dartmoor National Park and featuring one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK which spans between Torbay and Plymouth. West Devon has the breath-taking Dartmoor National Park, picturesque Devon coastline stretching from Plymouth’s bustling harbour, charming towns and quaint villages. West Devon also has a UNESCO World Heritage status.
Exeter the county town of Devon is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and there are lots of family focused facilities across Devon. There are good transport links by air, road and rail. We can provide good academic opportunities working alongside Exeter University, the Medical School and our research directorate as part of your SPA time.
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