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Consultant Psychiatrist, Community Forensic Intellectual Disability

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£84,559 - £114,003
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Consultant Psychiatrist, Community Forensic Intellectual Disability Service

The role

This is a great opportunity to join our Secure Services Directorate - one of the Country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services which is part of the South West Provider Collaborative (SWPC). This is a senior clinical post for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work within the medical discipline and serve as Consultant Forensic / Learning Disability Psychiatrist within our Forensic Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disorder (FIND) service. The FIND service is a Community Forensic service that provides access assessments and care pathway management for patients with a diagnosis of Learning Disability and/or Autism within the secure estate of the SWPC.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking clinician who wants to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team who wishes to engage in high quality care and consistently aim to improve safety and practice.

The location

Langdon Hospital, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NR

We are based at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, a 111 acre campus-style site which includes the Dewnans Centre, a state-of-the-art ‘medium secure’ unit, as well as 2 ‘low secure’ units and an open ward.

About us

We provide forensic mental health services for the south west region and have an excellent reputation. Our Directorate employs over 350 staff within 3 local delivery units (prison mental healthcare; inpatients and community). We have ambitious plans in place to expand and further develop our existing services, including extending mental health care within the prisons, further expansion of our community services and redevelopment of our low secure estate.

We support people with significant mental health needs who have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to support their recovery. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths and wellness.

Our patient group represents some of the most excluded members of society with their combination of severe mental disorder, substance abuse and serious offending. Our principle purpose is to provide treatment and rehabilitation to help our patients re-join their communities with meaningful relationships and jobs.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • The post holder will be entitled to 32 days annual leave per annum for full time working, increasing to 34 days on completion of 7 years’ service as a consultant. For Medical Staff that work part time, annual leave, including Public/Bank Holidays will be calculated pro rata.
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.

Living here

Devon is a beautiful County and great place to live. Devon Partnership NHS Trust is an excellent place to work.

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