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Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Consultant Psychiatrist

Main area
Learning Disabilities Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant Psychiatrist
Contract
Permanent: Substantive
Hours
10 sessions per week (Full Time, 10 PAs per week)
Job ref
342-RVN480-MC-M
Site
Savernake Hospital
Town
Malborough
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Closing
03/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist who is dedicated and passionate about improving mental health services? Are you looking for your next role as a dynamic clinical leader in Learning Disabilities Psychiatry?

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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder 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 refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.  We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Eligibility

Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • CCT in Learning Disability Psychiatry

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of assessing and treating LD patients in an inpatient and community setting.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults with Learning Disabilities and to deal with crisis situations.

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.
  • Knowledge of current government policies in Learning Disabilities.

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.

Management

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Other

Essential criteria
  • Independently mobile and willing to travel
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Salim Razak
Job title
Interim Medical Lead & Consultant Psychiatrist
Email address
salim.razak@nhs.net
Telephone number
07944671686
Additional information