Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist in Primary Care Liaison Psychiatry and Wiltshire & Swindon Place of Safety, Bluebell Unit. This is a full time post, 10 PAs per week.
Wiltshire is a beautiful county of chalk plains with eight White Horse chalk figures on hillsides, river valleys, ancient monuments and world heritage sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. The post holder will be based at Green Lane Hospital, Devizes which is at the heart of Wiltshire.
The Primary Care Liaison Service is an important part of the 24 hour front services alongside the Intensive Service. The team covers patients from the North, West and East Wiltshire CCG area. The area is a mix of small villages and market towns in Wiltshire. The Team is Ageless and includes Adult and Older Adult service users. It also manages the assessment and treatment of non-complex dementia in the community although the post holder will not be expected to have input into this part of the service as this is provided by the community old age psychiatrists.
AWP have commissioned a Swindon and Wiltshire Place of Safety (PoS). The service provides a flexible 4 space unit for the East of the Trust. The suite will provide the ability to accept those detained under sec 135 & 136 for a mental health assessment.
The service is provided by a dedicated specialist multi-disciplinary mental health team, who are experienced in the management of people with mental health problems who are in crisis. They are based within the Bluebell Unit (health based POS) which is located on the Green Lane Hospital site.
The post holder will be responsible for carrying out MHA assessments within the POS on behalf of Swindon & Wiltshire one day per week (2 PA).
Devizes has a weekly Academic programme with outside speakers. In addition there is a monthly PDP group and Peer Supervision. CPD activities are supported. The applicant would be expected to participate.
Medical students from Bristol University are placed at Green Lane Hospital and therefore teaching opportunities might be available if this would be of interested.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Dr Angelika Luehrs, Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical lead: 01380 731292.