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Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities

Expired Job
Job Title: Specialty Doctor Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities Employment Type: Contracted Full Time
Location: Exeter, Devon Speciality:
Specialty Doctor
Permanent position in the NHS
Salary: £37,923 - £70,718 Per Annum Pro Rata Contract Duration: N/A
REF: 369-1131-DS Contact Name: Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Contact Email: Job Published: 6 months ago


The role

Salary: £39,060 – £72,840

Relocation package up to £8K

A Recruitment and Retention premia is currently being considered by the organisation

  • Are you a speciality doctor looking for a new role where you will provide community and inpatient psychiatric services to those with intellectual disabilities?
  • Can you provide compassionate care that embodies our commitment to person-centred treatment?
  • 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 a skilled and experienced Speciality Doctor in Intellectual Disability Psychiatrist to provide person-centred care to vulnerable people in both community and inpatient settings.

You will have an impressive track record of delivering healthcare services to adults with intellectual disabilities. In the post, you will work collaboratively with a geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary team, developing relationships with other health and social care professionals and agencies to deliver care.

The post-holder will be based at Franklyn House, Exeter as well a working from St Michael’s, Honiton where you will be fully-embedded within the team, enabling the “New ways of working” approach.

You will be responsible for the effective day-to-day provision of care plans, risk management and be responsible for improving care outcomes. You will play a key role in a geographically dispersed team, providing specialist advice and support to patients, carers and fellow professionals. Managing a diverse and challenging caseload, you will play a vital part in delivering high-quality healthcare that changes lives.

As an organisation we embrace a recovery-focused approach, working in a holistic way to utilise the strengths of the people we care for, working together to put the person on a pathway to recovery. You will be expected to embody these principles, putting the person at the centre of their care and encouraging independence, self-esteem and individual choices.

We value your professional development, giving you the chance to grow in the role though teaching opportunities, funded CPD and academic support.

The post is initially offered as a fixed term contract for 6 months with the possibility of contact renewal.

About you

A qualified clinician, you will have an MBBS or equivalent, and be registered with the GMC. You will have a minimum of three years in basic psychiatric training. We will look favourably on candidates with experience at SHO level or above working in the field of intellectual disability psychology. It is essential that you will have a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983, with an understanding of evidence-based forensic psychiatry, clinical risk management and knowledge of relevant mental health legislation

You will have excellent clinical skills at interviewing and conducting physical and psychological assessments. You will be able to write comprehensive and clear medical notes that can be used effectively by colleagues. You will have a commitment to becoming involved in out on-site programme of clinical evidence, with a history of doing so in previous employment.

Caring for people with complex and challenging needs, you will have developed the ability to manage crises and act independently. This may include dealing with potentially violent and disturbed patients – so you’ll need confidence in assessing and managing physical health problems and emergencies.

You will maintain an up to date clinical knowledge base and enjoy being part of the ongoing improvement of our services. We will support you to engage with research if you are interested, and have strong links with respected local universities.

Personally you will 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 an excellent communicator, clear and confident at expressing yourself. Working across two sites you will need to be flexible in your time and your approach.

About us

The Intensive Assessment and Treatment Teams (IATT) in Devon offer secondary care interventions to people with an Intellectual Disability referred to our service by supporting people with a learning disability who are experiencing or causing in others high levels of distress. There are 4 IATTs across the DPT area - North & Mid Devon; Exeter & East Devon; Teignbridge (South Devon) & Torbay; South Hams & West Devon.

The Additional Support Unit (ASU) in Exeter is a 5-bedded inpatient assessment and treatment unit, and is the only one in Devon that cares for adults with a learning disability. Admissions are accepted from the four IATT’s in 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

Living here

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.

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