Consultant Psychiatrist in Torbay Older people
Welcome to Devon Partnership Trust! We would like to invite you to apply for the Consultant Psychiatrist post in Old age community working in Torbay Older peoples’ Community Mental Health Team, based at Chadwell Centre, Torquay road, Paignton. TQ3 2DW.
This is a replacement post as the current post holder had to leave due to family reasons. Torbay is widely acclaimed nationally and internationally as one of the most integrated and effective health and social care community systems. It has a long history of excellent community based services and has worked innovatively for many years. It continues to be a regional and national leader in developing new initiatives and ideas. This is true across the whole health and social care community services and is certainly no less so in older peoples' mental health services.
The post exists within the Torbay Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults, a well-established multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, psychologist, occupational therapists, and community support workers. This large team is based in the Chadwell Centre, an excellent facility on the cliff tops in Torbay, with a sea view, served by a busy bus route. The post holder will work alongside 1.0 WTE Consultant psychiatrist within the team. This post covers the Paignton and Brixham areas in Torbay.
Patient safety and Quality Improvement are key aspects of the role and training will be provided if required. Programmed Activities are negotiable for research, teaching, medical management and other special interests.
You will take part in on-call rota and other consultants from the area will be expected to provide cross-cover for leave.
You will be well supported by a dedicated full-time medical staffing department.
This post is suitable as a first NHS consultant, an existing or post-retirement consultant with a broad level of general adult psychiatric expertise. International candidates are welcome to apply. Experience of working in adult community mental health services is preferable but support will be given to doctors wishing to move from other psychiatric specialties or roles.
Approved Clinician status at appointment is preferable but those who would be eligible eg doctors applying from abroad, will be supported to obtain this authority.
We have excellent IT and full electronic record across our services and are in the process of a clinician-led design of our own clinical record system.
A mentor and peer group will be provided. You will have 2.5 Supporting Programmed Activities (10 hours a week) to support your professional development, attend your monthly peer group, quarterly medical advisory committee and local post-graduate meetings.
Why Devon Partnership Trust?
We are an expanding organization providing a full range of mental health and learning disability services for a population of over a million people, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider region and nationally.
We have a very strong, active and broad medical leadership with three practicing medics on the Trust Board and medical Clinical Directors leading the delivery of our services. We have several national medical leaders working in key roles in NHS England and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
We are rated as Good by the CQC, have been in financial balance for the last 10 years with a rapidly growing budget and have good national and local service performance.
Devon is a dynamic, friendly and welcoming county with excellent schools (three grammar schools within Torbay), housing and travel links to the rest of the country. Living in Devon offers you a fantastic quality of life and a beautiful place to live and work– even your commute to work can lead you alongside the coast or over the moors. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools and you’ll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends – from walking cycling and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre, bustling nightlife and great restaurants. Quaint market and seaside towns are dotted across the county. Our communities are active, supportive and friendly. London is just a three hour train journey away, and Exeter airport offers flights to destinations nationally and across Europe.
If you are interested in working with us or want additional information, we are keen to speak to or meet you informally. We are very happy to arrange a visit for you to meet key people in the clinical team and Trust. Please do not hesitate to contact the medical staffing team on 01392 208505.
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