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Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychological Medicines/Liaison

Job Description

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We work with our partners to provide supported accommodation, vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities, helping people learn skills, get back to work and move towards living independently.

Our Trust Values

At Devon Partnership Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is currently implementing a SMART Recovery programme. Over the next few years this will help us to transform many aspects of what we do. As well as providing high quality care, it will enable us to make better use of mobile technology and enable our staff to work more flexibly and efficiently.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST IN Psychological Medicine Services/Liaison Psychiatry based in Exeter

10PAs Programmed Activities

Salary £76,001 – £102,465

Ref: 1058

We are seeking applications for two full time (10 PA) Consultants in Liaison Psychiatry (Psychological Medicine) in the well-established Exeter Liaison Psychiatry team in Devon Partnership Trust. We currently provide 24/7 integrated care in both Emergency Department and Inpatient wards of the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital. We work in a fully multi-disciplinary team across both working age and older age adults and there are substantive consultants (2 WTE) leading for each age group.

These posts are the first stage of a significant new service development linked to our Integrated Psychological Medicine Service and represent a fantastic opportunity to come and work with a well-established and respected team as it expands into full psychologically integrated pathways within the Acute Hospital. Devon Partnership Trust is also a successful applicant for the extended IAPT pilots into long term conditions and MUS and these developments will form part of that stepped care approach.

We are looking for a doctor with excellent clinical and communication skills, who can work well in a team, and who has a creative and adaptable approach to working towards improved patient care. Experience and enthusiasm for service improvement and delivery is also a key attribute.

We envisage the successful applicant will divide their time between our Core24 service and will also work alongside one or more specialist medical teams assisting with the management of inpatients and outpatients and advising on policy and practice to that speciality.

We would welcome any enquiries about the post to either myself, Dr Joanna Bromley, Associate Clinical Director Liaison Psychiatry, email: ( Email address removed ) or Dr Peter Aitken, Director of Research & Development, Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Liaison Faculty Chair: ( Email address removed )

Closing date: Sunday 13th October 2016

Interviews will be held on TBC

To apply please complete the online application form ensuring all filter questions are answered correctly. Job share, part time and flexible working requests are welcome. Devon Partnership NHS Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a No Smoking Policy.

We particularly encourage applicants with lived experiences of mental health issues.

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.All part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered.

If you are shortlisted YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL with interview details. Therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview.

Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note, interview expenses are not reimbursed.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership Trust you will be required to attend a full induction Programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between 1 day for non clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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