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Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
We are an outstandingly well led (CQC) Trust committed to innovation and transformation, embarking on an exciting journey. To bolster our efforts, we are seeking a Consultant for Intellectual Disabilities based in Johnson Community Hospital in the Georgian Market Town of Spalding. We are looking for a consultant who is passionate about trauma informed care and those with particular interest in managing complex Learning Disability needs. We provide a comprehensive psychiatric service for adults with learning disabilities aged 18 to 64 and this role covers outpatient and community responsibilities. There will also be the opportunity to participate and contribute to autism assessments within the autism diagnostic and liaison service.

The role is for 10 PAs with an additional 1 PA Recruitment and Retention. We are interested in hearing from anyone who is interested in a flexible working pattern, which would include job share and part time, there are also limited opportunities for a hybrid working pattern.

Main duties of the job

Based at Johnson Community Hospital in the Georgian Market town of Spalding this role covers the East LD Hub which includes GP surgeries across Stamford, Spalding and small area of Boston. We have monthly peer groups with Case Presentations and discuss CPD and service-related issues. We also have an LD audit group that meets regularly along with a weekly in house post graduate programme available to all Trust doctors which you will be expected to attend. This role provides excellent opportunities for professional development in an area of your interest.

The Intellectual Disabilities service line has a steering group that meets monthly, and the consultants are core members of this group. The service line is currently undergoing transformation and it is an exciting time to have a consultant contribute to this work

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the principal provider of NHS mental health services, as well as providing some learning disability, autism, and social care services across the county. We were one of the first foundation trusts to be established in the country. The Trust has an annual income of approximately �120m with around 2,800 staff spread across the 40+ locations. The Trust cares for around 53,000 patients a year and has around 200 inpatient beds across the Trust

The Trust has an active and successful research department. We deliver an impressive portfolio of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical trials across the county, covering all areas of clinical care. A team of NIHR funded delivery staff support this work. The Trust has established a strong track record for delivery of industry trials and was highly praised by CQC for our commitment to dementia research. We are a partner organisation of NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands (CRN EM) and the Lincoln Institute for Health, University of Lincoln.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities
  • To provide comprehensive psychiatric services for adults with learning disabilities aged 18-64. Currently covering outpatient and community responsibilities.
  • To hold medical responsibility for the above population.
  • To provide psychiatric input to the Autism pathway
  • To provide specialist LD advice to all residential and day care establishments provided by NHA and Local Authority.
  • To provide, on an agreed reciprocal basis, consultant cover in the short term absence of consultant colleagues.
  • To participate in a generic on call rota covering adult and older adults within the inpatient areas and within the crisis team. The on call is largely telephone advisory service and is currently categorised as low intensity low frequency category B.
  • Whilst on-call, the post holder will be expected to offer expertise and support where necessary to the trainees on-call.
  • To actively engage in Trust policies, programmes, training, initiatives and strategic reviews.
  • To work within national guidance and within professional codes of conduct at all times.
  • To share responsibility for clinical audit of services with other consultant colleagues and in this matter, will comply with Royal College requirements.
  • To hold medical responsibility for the above population.
  • To provide psychiatric input to the LD pathway
  • To provide, on an agreed reciprocal basis, consultant cover in the short-term absence of consultant colleagues.
  • You will provide clinical leadership for our high-quality CAHMS services. This will include providing leadership within the multi-disciplinary teams in which you are working in all aspects of patient care.

What we offer
  • A generous relocation package
  • 10 PA WTE Job Share will be considered
  • 1 additional recruitment and retention PA (pro rata for part time)
  • �2,000 PA study budget with 30 days study leave over 3 years (pro rata for part time)
  • Vibrant research culture with a wealth of opportunities
  • 90% of our schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted Lincolnshire has an attractive Grammar school system
  • Lease car scheme/cycle to work scheme
  • Biannual Medical Development Day
  • Free on-site car parking and electric car charging points

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPsych or MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status
  • DBS clearance


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management



  • Clinical training and experience required for gaining UK CCT.
  • Widespread and detailed experience of assessment and management of patients with intellectual disabilities
  • Ability to offer expert clinical independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.


  • 3 years supervised training in an appropriate core training programme

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Johnson Community Hospital

Spalding Road, Pinchbeck


PE11 3DT

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