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Consultant Psychiatrist Learning Disability

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hastings, England
Salary
£93,666 - £126,281 pro rata
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

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.
  • 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.

Person specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.

Desirable criteria
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Additional clinical qualifications.

ELIGIBILITY

Essential criteria
  • 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

Desirable criteria
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Desirable criteria
  • 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.

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Applicant 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.

Company

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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01903843000
Location
Trust HQ
Swandean
Arundel Road
Worthing
BN13 3EP
GB

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