Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to provide medical input and leadership to an Adult Community Mental Health service in Tiverton, Mid Devon with particular responsibility for patients from surgeries across Tiverton and Culm Valley Primary Care Networks.

Devon services are in an exciting period of system change with the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework. There are many opportunities to define how mental health services will interact with the voluntary care and social enterprise sector, primary care and system-wide professions.

You will join a skilled and well-established adult community multi-disciplinary team which provides assessment and treatment for patients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. The MDT workforce includes nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, community support workers, peer support workers, psychologists and assistant psychologists.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership, consultation, advice and guidance within the Multi-Disciplinary Team and to work collaboratively with colleagues in other specialist mental health teams.

Regular attendance at the team MDT meetings.

Assessment and treatment of outpatients in clinics.

To visit patients in their own place of residence if clinically indicated.

To liaise with other parts of the service and GPs and non-NHS organisations wherever applicable, such as through regular Multi-Agency Team meetings with local Primary Care Networks.

To liaise with the Urgent and Inpatient Care services as appropriate to facilitate the smooth handover of clients between services.

To fulfil the Responsible Clinician role with respect to patients subject to Community Treatment Orders.

Section 12 work in relation to Mental Health Act assessments.

To take a lead role alongside other colleagues in service establishment, development and collaborate on research and quality improvement projects in the team.

To contribute to the on-going training and development programme within the team and across services such as through application for educational supervisor and clinical supervisor roles for core, GP and/or foundation trainees.

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.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values 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 & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

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 Management Essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.
  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.
Qualifications Essential
  • 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 General Psychiatry
Experience Essential
  • 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.
Research Essential
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.
  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.
Teaching and Supervision Essential
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.
Values Essential
  • 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.
Aptitudes Essential
  • 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.

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