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Consultant Psychiatrist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pro rota
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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SPFT is about people. The people we work for, the people we work with and the people we want to become. We want to create the right job for you that provides a high-quality service for our service users/carers but works with your interests

Research - Looking to further or start your research? We have Research Assistants embedded in teams and have access to leading edge technology to support you with this.

Education - Interested in taking students on placement or getting involved with teaching? We have strong links with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and encourage our Consultants to become supervisors to Foundation, GP, Core or Higher trainees.

Support- Looking for opportunities to work flexibly or work in teams that understand and support each other? We appreciate how caring our staff are and recognise the importance of caring about you too.

The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join Amberley Ward in Eastbourne. Amberley is a female adult acute ward located with other mental health inpatient and urgent care services within the Department of Psychiatry, on the Eastbourne District General Hospital site.

This post is being advertised as 1.0 whole time equivalent. However, get in touch if you are interested in the position but want to work different hours. Please also note that this post attracts a Golden Hello payment up to £5000 as well as a Relocation Package of up to £8000. Information on these can be obtained from our Medical Staffing Team on 0300 304 0393.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary ward team that consists of other Psychiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and more. The Trust strives to maximise clinical time for doctors so you will benefit from an assigned 0.5 WTE of direct admin support, as well as an established administrative support service who work for the whole team. On a practical level, we have ample free parking onsite, good public transport connections and a spacious office waiting just for you!

You will work closely with other community services in East Sussex including local Assessment & Treatment Services, Personality Disorder, Early Intervention in Psychosis and Rehabilitation services, as well as Crisis/ Home Treatment and Liaison teams based in the Department of Psychiatry.

You will also be part of a Trust wide consultant network where there are opportunities to liaise with colleagues in other adult inpatient posts throughout the Trust and develop peer networks. You will also see consultant peers weekly at the local academic programme, at regular division meetings in the locality and at clinical governance meetings.

About us

The Trust operates a Quality Improvement methodology which is encouraged to be used by all staff. There are exciting opportunities to be trained in QI and undertake QI projects. This post is one example of the commitment of the Trust to develop better provision for the Eastbourne and surrounding areas and the families and carers using the service. There are also opportunities to use SPA time for teaching or clinical and other research through Sussex University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Sussex Partnership is committed to people participation, meaning that we involve patients and their carers and supporters, in service decision-making and planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its participation strategy.

Whether new to Sussex Partnership, or moving roles within the Trust, there will be tailored support available for the transition into this role, from the ward matron and general manager as well as clinical leads.

Not decided yet or want to discuss your individual interests in working at Sussex Partnership? Please pick up the phone and talk to us! We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how our jobs can work for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage the inpatient admissions, team meetings, supervision of team members.
  • Management of complex cases.
  • Clinical leadership of team.
  • Role in assessment of referrals/admissions.
  • Care plan and treatment formulation, guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness.
  • Liaison and collaborative working with other services/agencies.
  • Mental Health Act implementation.
  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-agency and partnership working.

Other clinical duties, e.g. any other specialities covered.

Please note the Job Description is still with the Royal College for approval. If there are any small changes we will ensure all applicants receive the final version before interview.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • AC/s12
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and with other agencies
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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