Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro-rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking to a recruit a part-time (6.5 PA) committed and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist as part of a reconfiguration of our Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (Learning Disability) provision to Community Learning Disability Teams in Dorset.

We offer a fantastic working environment, development opportunities and ongoing support. Alongside this, we can offer:

Recruitment and retention bonus - This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of £10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.

Relocation expenses - if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county, we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

Flexible Working - We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion as to how this could be achieved for you. This may include but is not limited to; compressed hours over four days, job sharing, part time working and home working.

About the role

We are looking for a consensus professional to help provide the best care for our service users, to share our values (compassion, excellence and expertise) and vision (Better Every Day) that resonates with that of the Trust.

The post holder will provide a community psychiatry service for adult patients with Learning Disabilities in the North Dorset, Purbeck and Ferndown areas (without epilepsy management). Epilepsy management is provided by the specialist Dorset Epilepsy Services from within the neurology service.

The post holder will be supported by a full time Trust Specialty Psychiatrist, and work alongside well developed integrated Community Learning Disability Teams and Intensive Support Team to provide community based specialist LD services. The post holder will join the cross – specialty consultant on call rota in Dorset.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application. If you have any role specific questions please email Dr Sudipto Das Deputy Medical Director ( or Gary Billen (Head of Learning Disability Services) (

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) on 01202 277011 or via email to

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