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Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Description

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust (CWP) provides specialist child and adolescent, adult and older person's mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services to a population of approximately one million people. CWP also offers community physical health services to patients who have a GP in Western Cheshire.

CWP is committed to supporting people with a disability at the point of their thinking about applying for a job with the trust and throughout any recruitment process.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in Cheshire and Wirral partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Chester, Cheshire, for a full time Consultant Psychiatrist post within the Adult Mental Health Service (10 PAs plus 1 flexible PA), to provide clinical services and support service development in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service

The PICU (Willow Ward) is a long established 7 bed inpatient service which is sited within Bowmere Hospital on the Countess of Chester Health Park in Chester. The ASD service is a trust-wide service and provides a diagnostic service for adults within Wirral and Cheshire.

The suitably qualified candidate will have experience in clinical service provision in inpatient services; Team leadership skills and expertise in the assessment and management of patients with severe and enduring mental disorders, along with a special interest in the diagnosis of ASD in adults. The Post holder will work closely alongside the existing 2 adult inpatient Consultants, a part time consultant in the adult ASD service and the community teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Mahesh Odiyoor
Consultant Psychiatrist and Locality Clinical Director
Dr Amarinder Sandhu
Consultant Psychiatrist and Speciality Clinical Director


Internal secondments: please ensure you have approval from your line manager to be released from your current role before making an application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check: Successful candidates who require a DBS check will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £44 for an enhanced disclosure and £26 for a standard disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from salary immediately following appointment.

DBS Update Service: If the role you are successful for requires a DBS check, you are encouraged to enrol for this service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information

CWP welcomes applications from people who have direct experience of our services either as a carer or service user.

This post will close on or before the stated closing date depending on level of interest.

Communications will be sent to you via text and email.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Safeguarding: everyone within CWP has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Every adult has a responsibility to protect children and as employees of the Trust we are duty bound always to act in the best interest of a child about whom we may have concerns.

The Trust operates a No-Smoking Policy.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust : Proud to work in Mental Health

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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