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Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatry of Learning Disability

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Learning Disability
Contract Type
Full Time
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The psychiatry of learning disability team is an integral part of the Leeds Learning Disability Service, providing mental health input and consultation for adults with a learning disability across Leeds. Children with a learning disability are the responsibility of community paediatric and CAMHS services.
This 10 PA replacement post forms part of an established group of consultant psychiatrists within Leeds who work with adults with a learning disability. The post is advertised as substantive or with the option for a fixed term role up to 23 months by agreement in the interests of expediency. The supporting medical staff across the Leeds Learning Disability Service currently consists of 2 WTE core trainees and 3 (two x 0.5 WTE and one x 1.0 WTE) Specialty Doctors. The 1.0 WTE Speciality Doctor post supports the post holder, and also provides some input to the Specialist Health Respite Service. The current Specialty Doctors are all experienced SAS doctors, one being a CCT holder. Leeds also has three funded higher specialist trainee posts for the psychiatry of learning disability. Applications to be a core trainer and /or a higher trainer will be supported as appropriate.
Main duties of the job

Are you committed to providing high quality patient care? WE need you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health.

Here are Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) we are an organisation committed to providing high quality care to improve health and lives which seeks to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice and while maintaining the values of simplicity, integrity and care for those in need.

The Trust strategy is built upon three priorities:
  • Delivering great care that is high quality and improves lives
  • Providing a rewarding and supportive place to work
  • Using resources to deliver effective and sustainable services

As a medical workforce, we provide outstanding secondary care mental health services that allow our service users to feel that they are safe and receiving the latest, high quality, evidence-based care, delivered by motivated, engaged and compassionate staff, who feel supported and enabled to grow in the workplace and the systems we provide. Further information can be found here

About us

We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing including:
  • Excellent relocation package(if applicable)
  • Financial incentive of £6,000
  • Annual leave entitlement as per the terms and conditions of Consultant contract,
  • On-site parking
  • Cycle to work & car leasing schemes
  • Wide -range of Health & Wellbeing benefits

This is a 10 PA post plus a 1% category B availability for out of hours on-call duties.

As well as financial support for relocation (up to £8,000*), we want to understand what flexibility means to you, do you want to work condensed hours? Do you have caring responsibilities? Is there a certain day which you cannot work for personal reasons? Then talk to us.

*subject to conditions.

What you will get:
  • Supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Personalised Coaching and Mentoring
  • Weekly academic teaching
  • Access to NHS Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become an appraiser and educational / training development opportunities
  • Annual Medical Leadership development day
  • Generous study leave allowance (averaging 10 days per year and up to 30 days leave over 3 years with a budget of £1000 per annum)

Career and pastoral support from SAS Tutor and SAS Advocate

Job description
Job responsibilities
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a 10PA Consultant Psychiatrist for People with Learning Disability. If you wish to work less PAs this is negotiable. Conversely additional PAs for service delivery or other responsibilities may be available e.g. Clinical Tutor roles, medical lead roles or sessions of clinical work in other areas across the Trust e.g. the neurodevelopmental service. Please enquire on application.
Main duties of the Job:
This is a community based LD post based at St Marys House in Armley. The main duties are to provide senior medical input into the assessment and review of the mental health of those with LD across the West and South of Leeds. This includes holistic assessment, ongoing review to prevent admission, liaison with stakeholders, communication with family and carers and working as part of an integrated MDT.
Clinical roles and responsibilities will include:
  • Assessment and ongoing management of mental illness, behavioural disorders, pervasive developmental disorders and dementia in adults with learning disability.
  • Providing expertise in the assessment and management of offenders with learning disability
  • Provision of regular and urgent clinical reviews in clinic or at home, including liaison with voluntary sector and GP
  • To contribute to and work as part of the multidisciplinary community team
  • Working jointly with colleagues from Adult Social Care to ensure implementation of Safeguarding Adults from Abuse policy
  • Providing consultation and support to service users with learning disabilities accessing mainstream services
  • Provision of medical leadership within the various multidisciplinary teams
  • Working to avoid inappropriate hospital admissions through the function of the Intensive Support Team
  • Providing expertise on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and other relevant legislation.
  • Supervising and advising other members of the multidisciplinary team on psychiatric, medication and other relevant clinical issues
  • Involvement in the research & evaluation of the service and to lead on aspects of this work
  • To provide one hour a week protected clinical supervision to the Specialty Doctor
  • To work jointly with the Clinical Leadership Structure, Operations Manager and Head of Operations

Person Specification
  • MBChB, GMC registration, CCT in LD

  • Prior experience of working in LD psychiatry

Communication skills
  • MDT working skills and evidence on application of good communication skills

Teaching and training
  • Experience and interest in teaching at training in LD

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