Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

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?

We are looking for a Consultant who shares our vision for improved mental health care to provide psychiatric input to adults with learning disabilities resident within West Wiltshire.

The post is part of a directorate with nine other Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrists. You will work alongside another consultant psychiatrist in Wiltshire North based 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.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with members of the multidisciplinary team to 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.

You will be a local champion for people with learning disabilities, and facilitate people developing skills in working with adults with learning disabilities. The post has strong links with local generic psychiatry networks.

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 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.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.

A highly desirable place to live, Marlborough is situated in rural north-east Wiltshire and is an archetypical English market town. The town hosts a twice-weekly market and has a variety of independent shops and has its own chic caf culture. To the southeast of the town is Savernake forest.

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

About us

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.

Date posted

18 March 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

Depending on experience £84,559 - £114,003 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-RVN480-MC-O

Job locations

Savernake Hospital

Malborough

SN8 3HL


Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • 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

  • 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

  • CCT in Learning Disability Psychiatry

Experience

Essential

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

Personal Skills

Essential

  • 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

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

Knowledge

Essential

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

Teaching

Essential

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

Research and Audit

Essential

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

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Other

Essential

  • Independently mobile and willing to travel
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • 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

  • 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

  • CCT in Learning Disability Psychiatry

Experience

Essential

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

Personal Skills

Essential

  • 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

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

Knowledge

Essential

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

Teaching

Essential

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

Research and Audit

Essential

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

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Other

Essential

  • Independently mobile and willing to travel

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Savernake Hospital

Malborough

SN8 3HL


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Savernake Hospital

Malborough

SN8 3HL


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Interim Medical Lead & Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Salim Razak

salim.razak@nhs.net

07944671686

Date posted

18 March 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

Depending on experience £84,559 - £114,003 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-RVN480-MC-O

Job locations

Savernake Hospital

Malborough

SN8 3HL


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