Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry in West Devon

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
23 Oct 2023
Welcome to Devon Partnership Trust! We would like to invite you to apply for the Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult, working in West Devon (Ivybridge and Tavistock).This is a permanent post as the previous post holder moved on . It is a post for a General Adult Psychiatrist for patients age 16-65 years old (16-18 out of fulltime education) serving a mixed rural and urban community in West Devon.

The post covers three PCNs and our Trust has worked closely with the commissioners to redesign the service and the form effective links with Primary Care services and Plymouth secondary care services. It has a long history of excellent community based services and has worked innovatively for many years.

The post is with a well-established multidisciplinary team of nurses, psychologist, occupational therapists, and community support workers.

Main duties of the job

This CMHT is based in Tavistock, where private office space with PC accessibility and IT support is available and appropriate secretarial support will be provided.

S/he will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients as well as other expert clinical services West Devon. The post holder is expected to be part of s12 rota and on call rota

This is an exciting role for someone who wants to take part in the development of community mental health services. Apart from the regular clinical duties, the post holder is expected to take active part in multidisciplinary team meetings, referrals meetings, governance meetings and, contribute to the development of mental health services in the area. The post has a dedicated 2.5 SPA time for developing and executing the management and leadership skills.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification

Teaching and Supervision


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.



  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.


  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.



  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.


  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • MRC Psych
  • Other professional qualification
  • (eg CBT, PSI, CAT ).
  • CCT in General Psychiatry



  • Prior experience working in a Community Mental Health Team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially the community.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of development of special interest in Community based Psychiatry.
  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care.

Aptitudes and Values


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.
  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity


  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.
  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


West Devon Core Mental Health Team

The Quay


PL19 8AB

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