Locum Consultant Psychiatrist - Place of Safety - Bluebell Unit
Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Psychiatrist covering the Place of Safety, Bluebell Unit in Devizes. This is a part-time time post, up to 7 PAs per week.
Wiltshire is a beautiful county of chalk plains with eight White Horse chalk figures on hillsides, river valleys, ancient monuments and world heritage sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. The post holder will be based at Green Lane Hospital, Devizes which is at the heart of Wiltshire.
AWP have commissioned a Swindon and Wiltshire Place of Safety (PoS). The service provides a flexible 4 space unit for the East of the Trust. The suite will provide the ability to accept those detained under sec 135 & 136 for a mental health assessment.
The service is provided by a dedicated specialist multi-disciplinary mental health team, who are experienced in the management of people with mental health problems who are in crisis. They are based within the Bluebell Unit (health based POS) which is located on the Green Lane Hospital site.
The post holder will be responsible for carrying out MHA assessments within the POS on behalf of Swindon & Wiltshire.
Devizes has a weekly Academic programme with outside speakers. In addition there is a monthly PDP group and Peer Supervision. CPD activities are supported. The applicant would be expected to participate.
Medical students from Bristol University are placed at Green Lane Hospital and therefore teaching opportunities might be available if this would be of interest.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Angelika Luehrs, Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical lead: 01380 731292