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Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

Come and join us in Banbury and get the benefit of working with a thriving Multidisciplinary team, with a strong and supportive clinical network of consultants. We have worked with our partners and have a strong transformation plan to build on our recognised eating disorder service. This is a replacement post working with an established Multidisciplinary team.

Banbury is a market town surrounded by attractive countryside with easy access to Oxford and motorways. Tier 2 services (PCAMHS) are on site and the Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA), and Learning Disability CAMHS, also work closely with the team. There are close links with the other CAMHS teams, which are part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford, Witney, Abingdon and Bucks, with whom an out of hour’s rota of approx. 1:13 is shared.

Collaboration between the team manager and consultant colleagues is key to providing clinical leadership for the team and ensuring service improvement. There are well established support structures in the team including staff support groups, peer supervision, eating disorder review meetings and a CBT supervision group. There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other service providers, and for mentoring consultant colleagues.

The service has access to a number of specialist teams including OSCA (Crisis, Outreach and DBT), neuropsychiatry, CAMHS LD, Forensic CAMHS, liaison psychiatry and in-patient beds in two local adolescent units. Support structures including monthly CAMHS consultant supervision group, consultant meeting and PDP groups are also well established.

The applicant should have a higher specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in approved training post, and must be at least within 6 months obtaining their CCT at the time of interview.

Interested applicants for Oxfordshire are encouraged to contact Dr N Hindley, Associate Medical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr W Woodhouse Clinical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ) or Pauline Scully Divisional Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ).

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service

  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

  • Staff accommodation

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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