Salary: £77,913 - £105,042
Relocation package up to £8K
A Recruitment and Retention premia is currently being considered by the organisation
Are you a consultant psychiatrist looking to work in an internationally renowned health and social care system dedicated to supporting those with dementia?
Can you direct and deliver specialist mental health care services that promote independence, dignity and involvement?
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 older people suffering with dementia. You will become part of a service acclaimed nationally and internationally as being one of the most integrated – and effective – health and social care systems.
You will be a professionally qualified clinician with extensive experience assessments, treatments and the on-going management of patients with functional disorders and those with moderate to severe dementia. Working as part of a strong and well-established multi-disciplinary care team, you will share the responsibility for patients, working with them to deliver effective outcomes.
Working alongside partners in primary, secondary and social care – as well as charities like Alzheimer’s Society - you will operate as one of five community consultants in the region. Our focus is on delivering recovery-focused care that has the patient at its centre – promoting independence where possible, and providing the best quality inpatient care where required.
You will play an active role in all aspects of clinical governance, with an involvement in service planning and development. We are committed to continual improvement, and expect you to play a role in introducing new, evidence-led approaches to care, informed by the most up-to-date research.
We value your professional development, giving 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, and be eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register within six months of taking up the post.
You will have recent experience of providing high quality mental health care in a community setting, with demonstrable experience of clinical governance and the audit process. We especially welcome applications from those with a special interest in community-based psychiatry, and a history of leading quality improvement and introducing new ideas into practice.
An established professional, you will have the skills to work with a large, multi-disciplinary team – explaining your decisions and views clearly. You will need substantial experience of working in the NHS, understanding the complexities of clinical governance and NHS funding.
Working with older people requires patience, understanding and compassion – skills that you will have developed. A confident communicator you will have the skills to support and inspire colleagues at all levels. Personally, you will enjoy the challenge of undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision, inspiring the next generation of mental health professionals.
You will be able to understand – and apply – the most up-to-date research, interpreting it for colleagues. As a leading service dedicated to improvement, we welcome applications from those with practical experience of service-improvement.
Personally, we expect you to be committed to our core principles of recovery-based care that puts the person at the centre. This includes providing care that supports people to maintain their independence and retain their dignity – delivered by people who care.
You will be based at the Chadwell Centre, Paignton. Single office accommodation and appropriate secretarial and IT support will be provided. You will be co-located with your own team and the North Bay community consultant and team. This enables ready clinical peer supervision, cover and support.
The team receives around 15 referrals a week and the Consultant would usually carry out three initial assessments a week, plus several patient consultations at the request of other team members.
Torbay is a popular retirement area with a higher than average proportion of owner occupiers. The number of residents aged 65 years and over is 30,600 constituting 21% of the total population of 142,000. The 65 years and over population of the South Bay team is 15,538.
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
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.