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Consultant Psychiatrist - Intensive Service

Consultant Psychiatrist

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General Adult Psychiatry - Intensive Service
Consultant Psychiatrist
Full Time 10 PAs per week
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Sandalwood Court, Swindon
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
28/05/2019 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.


The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join the Intensive service team based at Sandalwood Court, Swindon. This is a full time post.

The Intensive service provides daily, 24 hour rapid assessment and treatment for those in crisis. The team will work with the individual to agree a plan of care and will immediately provide intensive treatment in their home in order to reduce their distress and promote recovery.

If the intensive team consider a period of dedicated treatment in one of our specialist hospitals is the best care option, the team will ensure smooth transfer to hospital and support the individual on their return to home following discharge from hospital.

The Intensive service is the `gate keeping’ and discharging agent for Inpatient services.

Swindon is strategically located on the M4 corridor within easy commuting distance to London, Bath and Bristol. It is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside in Wiltshire and is within driving distance of the Cotswolds. It is a bustling multicultural town with major offices of the banking and the IT industry. It has lower unemployment rates and has access to high quality schooling, healthcare and leisure facilities.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive group of consultants already practicing in the locality. The post holder will be expected to work in a flexible manner with a dynamic team whilst continuing to develop professionally.

As a Trust we are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations. We are listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers, 2018/19. We also offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.

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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 Ramesh Sivasubramanyam, Medical Lead on 01793 715000

or Dr Shalini Kurup, Consultant Psychiatrist on 01793 836800.