Provide specialist psychiatric services for assessment and treatment of adults with a learning disability and provide community psychiatric care to adults with a learning disability living in the catchment area for the post You will ensure clients are supported adequately to enable them to function optimally in the community and where they relapse they receive prompt and appropriate treatment to retain mental health and social functioning.
Please note this post attracts a Golden Hello payment of up to £5,000 (pro rata for LTFT) .
Information on this can be obtained from the Medical Staffing Team on 0300 304 0393.Main duties of the job
Provide specialist psychiatric services for assessment and treatment of adults with a learning disability and provide community psychiatric care to adults with a learning disability living in the catchment area for the post You will ensure clients are supported adequately to enable them to function optimally in the community and where they relapse they receive prompt and appropriate treatment to retain mental health and social functioning.Working for our organisation
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a large NHS organisation that offers clinical and social care services to children, young people, adults and older adults, with emotional and mental health problems or learning disabilities. Services are provided to the people of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex with Children & Young People's Services provided across Sussex and Hampshire. The Trust operates as part of a wider network of health and social care and works in partnership with both statutory and non-statutory agencies. The Trust benefits from a thriving Sussex-wide psychiatry training scheme where Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex provide foundation, GP, core and higher trainees. We work closely with Brighton and Sussex Medical School; a partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. In 2015 we became a member of the Association of UK University Hospitals, the representative body for university hospitals with major teaching and research interests across the UK and internationally. Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. The clinical strategy and organisational strategy we have developed underpin this by providing frameworks to enable sustained improvements in the quality of care we provide. Detailed job description and main responsibilities
This post is a for a part time Consultant post working within the Hastings and Rother Community Learning Disability Service, and is one of eleven Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist posts within the Trust. The team is co-located with Adult Social Care. There are 2 Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT) in East Sussex; Eastbourne Downs & Weald and Hastings & Rother.
Each CLDT is closely joined with East Sussex County Council Social Care colleagues, and excellent joint working is prioritised by both agencies. Eastbourne Downs & Weald has a full-time Consultant Psychiatrist. The post holder will work alongside another part-time Consultant psychiatrist in the Hastings & Rother CLDT.
Person specificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential criteria
- Develop a clinical leadership role within the multidisciplinary team and across the service as a whole and work with colleagues and management to ensure optimal service delivery.
- Participate in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribution to the broader strategic and planning work of the Trust.
- Lead the improvement of the quality of care within the team and contribute to improving quality across the system.
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
- MRCPsych or equivalent
- Additional clinical qualifications.
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
- Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
- Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCEEssential criteria
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
- Excellent knowledge in specialty
- Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
- Experience in working with people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Training in assessing people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.