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Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilties

Job Description

The mission of our Trust is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. All our staff, whatever their role, have a part to play in helping us deliver this important mission. Every day, our staff are guided by our values:

  • Honest, open and transparent
  • Respectful
  • Person first and in the centre
  • Improve and be outstanding
  • Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
  • Families and carers matter

Our values are very important to us; we know that the attitude and behaviours of our staff can have a huge impact on quality of care we provide. That’s why, through our recruitment, we want to find people who show that their values match ours. We do this through:

  • A selection process that tests attitudes and behaviours as well as knowledge and skills
  • A 12 month values based induction. Continued employment with the Trust is subject to the successful completion of this induction.

If you think you can help us achieve our mission and you relate to our values, we look forward to your application. Please note, that priority will be given to any candidates ‘at risk’.

CONSULTANT IN THE PSYCHIATRY OF LEARNING DISABILITY> Hebden Bridge Health Centre, Calderdale 10 PAs per week South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a high calibre doctor to work in our progressive and dynamic LD service based at Hebden Bridge Health Centre in Calderdale. The Service has completed its transformation programme which produced a unified model which is now applied across the footprint of the Trust. The area of Calderdale nestles in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines with Halifax being the main town in the area. The economy is traditionally based on industry, which is still important to the area despite the decline in the textile industry. However service industries now provide more jobs than manufacturing industry. There is a small ethnic minority population, mainly located in the town of Halifax. A wide variety of housing is available within the area (country cottages, town centre apartments, suburban semis etc) and there is a mixed education system with Local Authority nursery, primary and comprehensive and selective schools, together with independent primary and secondary education. We have a positive reputation for providing a conducive and supportive working environment and pride ourselves in the excellent collaborative working relationships through the organisation and with management and the cohesive consultant body. The Consultant will be employed under the new Consultant Contract with a salary range from £74,504 – £100,446. Candidates with CCT/Article 14 or within 6 months of CCT are encouraged to apply. Continuing professional development is a high priority for the Trust and you will be strongly encouraged to continue with further education in accordance with the recommendations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Trust has Improving Working Lives status and Investor in People accreditation. We are also fully committed to providing flexible careers arrangements for medical staff. For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit contact:- Dr Tom Jackson, Clinical Lead Learning Disabilities / Consultant Psychologist Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , ( Email address removed ) or Professor Marios Adamou, Medical Manager of LD Services Manygates Clinic, Portobello Road, Wakefield, WF1 5PN Tel: ( Phone number removed ) , ( Email address removed ) or Dr Adrian Berry, Medical Director Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , ( Email address removed )

If you are the successful applicant for this post and where the post requires a DBS check, you MUST be able to provide one of the following documents.

  • Current valid Passport.
  • Biometric Residence Permit (UK).
  • Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands.
  • Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at the time of birth; Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces. (Photocopies are not acceptable).

We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability including those who have had experience of mental health problems and as an equal opportunities employer we are seeking to recruit from all sections of the community. If you require any support with your application please contact  ( Phone number removed ) .
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