Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per Annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join the Trafford Community Learning Disability Team and the East Cheshire Community Learning Disability team. The vacancy has arisen as the result of the existing consultant moving on to a new role at Trafford and consultant role changes within East Cheshire Community Learning Disability team. The Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop new roles to fulfil the ambition of the Transforming care agenda to develop more seamless roles and functioning of the team.

Cheshire and Wirral partnership trust (CWP) provides services within 3 main localities. These include Wirral, West Cheshire and Macclesfield.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would provide Consultant Psychiatrist input to Trafford Community Learning Disability team.

The team cover a population of approximately 226,600. The team is a full-fledged Multi-Disciplinary Team with a range of professionals working from the Waterside building, Sale. The post holder would be expected to work from the base at Waterside building, Sale.

The post holder would provide Consultant Psychiatrist input to East Cheshire community Learning Disability team along with another consultant colleague (0.5 WTE). There is also support from a full time core trainee (CT2 or 3) and a WTE Speciality Doctor (MSc international medical graduate).

The team cover a population of approximately 380,000. The team is a full-fledged Multi-Disciplinary Team with a range of professionals working from two bases. One is Rosemount in Macclesfield and the other in Stalbridge Road Clinic in Crewe.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MbChB, MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • A CCT in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability or the candidate is within 6 months of completing their CCT
  • Registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists for CPD or willing to apply for such
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional Clinical or post-graduate qualification
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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