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Consultant Psychiatrist in Recovery and Rehabilitation Service

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Newton Abbot
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant Psychiatrist in Recovery and Rehabilitation Service - South Devonat Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

We invite you to join us as aConsultant Psychiatrist in Recovery and Rehabilitation Service, a pivotal role situated withinthe Southern Locality of the Adult Clinical Directorate including the regions of South Devon, Torbay & West Devon. The service is new, developing and has been created as part of the Community Mental Health Framework in Devon to improve the access to Rehabilitation for those with complex mental health issues.

Play a crucial role in developing this new service. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to minimize restrictions on patient treatment. Contribute to the team, providing essential care and support.

Explore opportunities to engage in research activities through the Devon Recovery Research and Innovations Group.

How to Apply:

If you're passionate about mental health, seek a role where your contributions make a real impact, and want to be part of a recognized centre of excellence, Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the place for you.

Apply now to unlock your potential and join us in creating an inclusive society where mental health and wellbeing are universally understood and valued.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applications from candidates of all backgrounds

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be providing the senior medical leadership to Rehab and Recovery service which involve both community and inpatient service

The post holder will be available 9-5 Monday to Friday. The post holder will be currently based at Estuary House, Torbay as well as Cypress Hospital in Newton Abbott

The post holder will work within MDT and offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients being managed by the Recovery and Rehabilitation Service as well as other expert clinical services in support of patients and their families/carers as judged necessary.

Demonstrate a commitment to delivering consistently high-quality care.

Actively participate in clinical governance arrangements and contribute to service development .

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



  • 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.


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



  • 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.

Teaching and Supervision


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.


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



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


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



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


  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.



  • 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.



  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Estuary House

Collett Way

Newton Abbot


TQ12 4PH

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