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Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Learning Disabilities Psychiatry
Consultant Psychiatrist
Full Time, 10 PAs per week
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Savernake Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
23/05/2019 23:59

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.


Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities looking for a new and exciting opportunity to be a clinical leader at the forefront of shaping mental health services? 

AWP is transforming and this is a unique opportunity to join our Trust and help us shape the future of our organisation.  We aspire to provide the best possible care in the right place, at the right time, to help our service-users recover and to live their best possible lives.

The post holder will provide psychiatric input to adults with learning disabilities resident within West Wiltshire. They will be based with another consultant psychiatrist of Wiltshire North at the Savernake Hospital, Marlborough. 

This is a full time community-based post.  However some flexibility of the timetable is possible to suit the work-life needs of suitable candidates, who may be looking for a particular job-plan.

The post holder will be a local champion for people with learning disabilities, and facilitate people developing skills in working with adults with learning disabilities.   

They will help maximise the access of people with learning disabilities to the services and resources available from mainstream Mental Health and other Services through such devices as collaborative working.

The post already has strong links with local generic psychiatry networks. There is no expectation of joining an out of hours LD on-call rota. Please see the job description for further details.

This post is part of a directorate with nine other Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrists.  The LD consultant group has a reputation for being a close knit group who actively support each other and work constructively with their managers.

They intend to continue to deserve this reputation. They meet monthly to discuss management issues and twice a month for academic meetings with other staff.

We are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.  Some flexibility of the timetable is possible to suit the work-life needs of suitable candidates, who may be looking for a particular job-plan.

The service will support the development of special interests especially if provided across areas.  We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages, including a relocation package of up to £8,000.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Manash Chattopadhyay, Medical Lead
0117 9585666