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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry - Salus Ward

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
We are delighted to invite you to apply for the Consultant Psychiatrist post on Salus Ward, South Devon and Torbay Mental Health Centre, Torbay Hospital caring for adults of working age and comprises a 16 bed mixed gender unit.

DPT benefits from caring for a population surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, historic landmarks and special landscapes. One of the aims of the Trust is being a Great Place to Work, we are committed to your well-being and a fantastic work life balance. DPT is committed to recruiting and retaining high calibre consultants, supporting an agile and productive workforce. There is a possibility of hybrid remote working, dependant on the post. Extra PA's are available and negotiable for clinical, research, innovation, teaching, medical management and other special interests. For more geographically remote posts, the Trust would be happy to negotiate additional bespoke arrangements for suitable candidates.

This post is suitable as a first time NHS consultant, or 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 acute inpatient mental health services is preferable but support will be given to doctors wishing to move from other psychiatric specialties or roles. Approved Clinician status is preferable but those who would be eligible eg doctors applying from abroad, will be supported to obtain this authority.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients being managed informally and those detained under the Mental Health Act in the capacity of Responsible Clinician. They will also provide leadership to the wider urgent and inpatient care pathway and participate in ensuring the care flow of patients through the Trust is efficient and patient centred. You will take part in the on-call rota and other consultants from the area will be expected to provide cross-cover for leave.

The post holderwill have a dedicated private office with PC/laptop accessibility. A medical secretary will be provided and you will be well supported by a dedicated full-time medical staffing department. There are currently two junior doctors and a trainee Multi Professional Approved Clinician (MPAC) based on the ward.

Salus Ward is a new purpose-built ward which has been nominated for the Project of the Year - New Build UK, at the Design in Mental Health Awards. Designs features include generous courtyards at the heart of the scheme allows for abundant natural light and seamless connections with the outdoors. By optimising circulation and creating a compact ward with excellent sightlines, the design enhances navigation and fosters a sense of progression for patients. Individuals based in Salus Ward also enjoy captivating views of Dartmoor, carefully integrated into the design through planned vistas visible from both the courtyard and patient bedrooms.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.


  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • MRCPsych
  • Other professional qualification
  • (eg CBT, PSI, CAT ).
  • CCT in General Psychiatry.



  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity.


  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies.



  • Prior experience working in a Community Mental Health Team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially the community.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of development of special interest in Community based Psychiatry.
  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care.



  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.


  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.



  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.


  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.

Teaching and Supervision


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Salus Ward, South Devon and Torbay Mental Health Centre

Torbay Hospital




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