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Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities Psychiatry

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Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities Psychiatry Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon Speciality:
Permanent position in the NHS
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 Contract Duration: N/A
REF: 369-1122-DS Contact Name: Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Contact Email: Job Published: 9 months ago


Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities


Job Reference: 369-1122-DS

Employer:Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Department:Civic Centre


Salary:£77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum Pro Rata

For more information about this post, please click on the link below:

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.

Our values

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 role

The post holder’s responsibilities will be to provide community psychiatric services (assessment, diagnosis and treatment) to adults with Intellectual disabilities living within North and Mid Devon areas (total population approximately 169,500 according to Devon County Council 2016 mid-year population estimate) that are being managed by the Learning Disability North & Mid Devon Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team.

The social care provision is from Devon County Council. The postholder 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 Civic Centre, Barnstaple 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 is 2 per month for Consultant Psychiatry input and the current Consultant caseload is 79 out of which the SAS Doctor attached to the team is actively involved in 24.

Relocation package are negotiable up to £8000.00


About you

We are interested in recruiting an enthusiastic and dedicated Consultant who is interested in shaping the future in terms of their career and the provision of services. The post holder is expected to help maximise 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.


The location

1st Floor Taw View, Civic Centre, Barnstaple


About us

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 North and Mid 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

  • Preceptorship schemes

  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff

  • Stagecoach – bus transport discounts

  • Salary sacrifice cyclescheme

  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses


Living here


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. North Devon is known for its rolling hill, lush valleys and miles of patchwork farmland. In the heart of North Devon are the Ruby County which boasts one of the busiest and largest livestock and pannier markets in the Country and the Tarka County little changed since Henry Williamson wrote his famous novel, “Tarka the Otter”.

It also has award winning beaches such as the Woolacombe beach with its miles of golden sand which are recognised as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Mid Devon has picture postcard Devon lanes and is known for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside, with the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty waiting to be explored.

You have a choice of 2 National Parks - Dartmoor and Exmoor bordering Mid Devon. Also there are 11 rivers of which the Culm, Creedy, Exe and Yeo are the most significant. The Grand Western Canal Country Park and local nature reserve stretches 11 miles through Mid Devon and has an array of wildlife, with the basin situated in Tiverton. Mid Devon is home to one of the last four horse drawn barge operators in the country.

We can provide good academic opportunities working alongside Exeter University, the Medical School and our research directorate as part of your SPA time.


The hours


7 Programmed Activities

Great place to work. Great place to live


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