Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.
Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.
Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.
Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist in Primary Care Liaison Psychiatry. 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 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 specialisms. 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.
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.
• We are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.
• As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.
• The flexible on-call rota provides up to 6.5 extra days leave allowance per year.
• Relocation package of £8,000
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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