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Consultant Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking applications for our Consultant Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability (Adults).

North Staffordshire Combined Health Care provides specialist MH (adult & old age), Addiction (inpatient nationally & Stoke on Trent community services), Neuropsychiatry & Learning Disability, & tier 3 child psychiatry services. We also provide specialist tier 4 in-patient children's services on a wider regional basis. The Trust is located within close proximity to the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) & Keele University Medical School with whom the Trust has close links supporting Academic Programmes, Research & Development.

We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinking individual who can work within a well-established Multi-Disciplinary team working closely with external partners to develop a dynamic, responsive & client centred service. The post holder needs to be both experienced & knowledgeable in Learning Disabilities, Autism, Adult Psychiatry & MH Diagnosis. This post is full-time, covering Monday to Friday, with the ability to apply for agile working arrangements which will be considered alongside service delivery.

The role is full-time (part-time will be considered) & will consist of 10 PA's or pro rata for part-time hours, including CPD & Supporting Professional Activity, & you will engage with the development of your Job Plan.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will operate primarily across Adult LD Services (County) in the city of Stoke on Trent, covering a geographical area of the Moorlands and Newcastle, however there will be an expectation to cross cover for city colleagues for planned and unplanned absences.

The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients will form a large aspect of the role in both clinic and community locations. This is supported by an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist working closely with the wider multi-disciplinary teams. The medical team currently consists of a Speciality Doctor an existing Consultant and 3 x Independent Nurse Prescribers.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage a caseload of clients and be competent to see clients in their own clinics. Experience in Section 117 is a requirement of the role but training can be accessed while in post. There is also an expectation for the successful individual to take part in service development projects, audits, research and supervision of the Locality Prescriber. Additionally, training, CPD and support of other team members, and a key role in the dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team.

About us

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services.In recent months we have restructured our services to embed and drive forward an integrated, locality based model of care providing a patient centred provision of support and treatment. In return for your commitment our Trust offers a friendly and supportive environment. You will be provided with your own office and administrative support to your role. The Trust has free parking and a flexible relocation package. We are able to support commuting with flexible hours and have remote working in place which can facilitate working from other bases including home where this meets the needs of the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for a detailed job description and main responsibilities.

Should you wish to know more about the role and local services the job description includes supplementary background and if there are any further questions please feel free to contact:
  • Carol Sylvester, Clinical Director for Learning Disability Services
  • Sarah Mountford Clinical lead for Learning Disability Services
  • Sharon Jean Parke, Service Manager for Learning Disability Services

The trust is rated as outstanding by the CQC, & as an organisation we strive for continuous improvements & welcome individuals who want to make a difference to local services & improve health outcomes for our local community.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Medical Degree



  • oFully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment

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