Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Depending on experience £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist who is dedicated and passionate about improving mental health services? Are you looking for your next role as a dynamic clinical leader in Learning Disabilities Psychiatry?

We are looking for a Consultant who shares our vision for improved mental health care to provide psychiatric input to adults with learning disabilities resident within West Wiltshire.

The post is part of a directorate with nine other Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrists. You will work alongside another consultant psychiatrist in Wiltshire North based at the Savernake Hospital, Marlborough.

This is a full time community-based post. However some flexibility of the timetable is possible to suit the work-life needs of suitable candidates, who may be looking for a particular job-plan.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with members of the multidisciplinary team to help maximise the access of people with learning disabilities to the services and resources available from mainstream Mental Health and other Services through such devices as collaborative working.

You will be a local champion for people with learning disabilities, and facilitate people developing skills in working with adults with learning disabilities. The post has strong links with local generic psychiatry networks.

The LD consultant group has a reputation for being a close knit group who actively support each other and work constructively with their managers. They meet monthly to discuss management issues and twice a month for academic meetings with other staff.

We are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.The service will support the development of special interests especially if provided across areas. We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages, including a relocation package of up to £8,000.

A highly desirable place to live, Marlborough is situated in rural north-east Wiltshire and is an archetypical English market town. The town hosts a twice-weekly market and has a variety of independent shops and has its own chic caf culture. To the southeast of the town is Savernake forest.

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Eligibility Essential
  • 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 of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • CCT in Learning Disability Psychiatry
Experience Essential
  • Experience of assessing and treating LD patients in an inpatient and community setting.
Personal Skills Essential
  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Clinical Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults with Learning Disabilities and to deal with crisis situations.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.
  • Knowledge of current government policies in Learning Disabilities.
Teaching Essential
  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.
Research and Audit Essential
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
Management Essential
  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.
Other Essential
  • Independently mobile and willing to travel

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