2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides high quality, specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the surrounding region. As a Trust we are dedicated to delivering help and support to people experiencing mental ill–health as well as providing education to their families and carers. Our community services are supported by our inpatient settings which provide high quality assessment, treatment and care.
As a Trust we are fully committed to delivery of the Chief Nursing Officers '6 Cs' strategy for Compassion in Practice. The 6c’s are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. We are working hard to build on a culture of compassionate care and embed these values in all that we do.
Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
2gether Foundation Trust provides Mental Health and specialist Learning Disability services across the counties of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The Trust was approved by the Secretary of State as a Foundation Trust from July 2007. The Trust has recently been rated overall as ’Good’ by the CQC, with acute wards for adults of working age and crisis services both being rated as ‘Outstanding’.
The 2gether Trust is developing a consultant body which is dynamic, responsive, innovative and able to develop services for the changing needs of the NHS. Patient centred care is at the heart of the 2gether Trust’s approach and the post holder will be adept, flexible and business ready to drive change in a needs-led service.
This appointment is for a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the Children’s and Young People Service (CYPS), based in Gloucester. The post holder will be expected to provide psychiatric input to children and young people referred to CYPS registered with GPs in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Child and Young People Service provide an assessment and treatment service for young people from the age of 0 – 18 years. The service is newly commissioned with expanded primary mental health staff at level 2 and the incorporation of Action for Children staff across the team.
The team is fully committed to the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA), (York and Kingsbury 2005), and to the care programme approach, both subject to Consultants only taking ‘Care Co-ordinator’ roles for cases which require straight forward medical care only. This enables Consultants to contribute fully to multi-disciplinary team work. Partnership work is largely provided by specialist staff at level 3, often in conjunction with the consultant.
The postholder will have an on-call commitment on the CYPS consultant emergency rota of 1 in 5.
The main responsibilities of the post are outlined in the attached Job Description.
We place a great emphasis on continuing professional development and will facilitate development to the standards set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Rosemary Richards, Clinical Director CYPS on ( Phone number removed ) .
Interview date TBC
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Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.
Please be aware that all new employees to the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £44 for an enhanced check or £26 for a standard check.
Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.
As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.
For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.
Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.
The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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