Consultant Psychiatrist in Children’s Intellectual Disability

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2023

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Job summary

Consultant Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability (Children and Young People- CYP)

We are delighted to seek applications for our Consultant Psychiatrist (part time - 5 sessions per week (0.5 FTE)).

North Staffordshire Combined Health Care provides specialist Mental Health (adult and old age), Addiction (inpatient nationally and Stoke on Trent community services), Neuropsychiatry and Learning Disability, and tier 3 child psychiatry services across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. We also provide specialist tier 4 in-patient children's services on a wider regional basis.

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 and client centred service. The post holder needs to be both experienced and knowledgeable in Learning Disabilities, Autism, Child/Young Persons Psychiatry and Mental Health Diagnosis. This post is half-time, the service runs from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and part-time working hours can be negotiated alongside service delivery.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role:

The post-holder will operate primarily across Children and Young Person's LD Community Services in the city of Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire, (Moorlands and Newcastle).

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 successful candidate will be expected to manage a caseload of clients and be competent to see clients in their own clinics. Experience in Section 12 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.

The Trust is located within close proximity to the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) and Keele University Medical School with whom the Trust has close links supporting Academic Programmes, Research and Development. The trust is rated as outstanding by the CQC, and as an organisation we strive for continuous improvements and welcome individuals who want to make a difference to local services and improve health outcomes for our local community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities are attached: The Consultant Psychiatrist role is half-time consisting of 5 PAs including CPD and Supporting Professional Activity, and you will engage with the development of your Job Plan.

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:
  • Michael Foster Deputy Clinical Director for Learning Disability Services (email and mobile)
  • Sarah Mountford Clinical lead for Learning Disability Services (email and mobile)
  • Sharon Jean Parke, Service Manager for Learning Disability Services (email and mobile)

Person Specification



  • oMB BS or equivalent medical qualification



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

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