Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People
Inpatient & Memory Assessment Service
ELFT - Bedfordshire & Luton - 10 PAs / Negotiable
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated substantive consultant psychiatrist, to join ELFTs excellent Mental Health Services in Bedfordshire. The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership for Older Peoples Services in Bedford with responsibilities for Fountains Court a 26 bed Inpatient unit and Memory Assessment Service.
This is an exciting time for Older Peoples Mental Health in Bedford with development of a new older people Crisis Team and plans underway to build a brand new state of the art Centre for Mental Health in Bedford.
At ELFT we actively support flexible working and would be pleased to accept applications from individuals interested in working flexibly or less than full-time. Talk to us about your needs and we can discuss adjusting your job plan to accommodate them. We offer support to new consultants though our buddying scheme , enabling you access to practical and mentoring support when you need it.
We are proud of our field leading Quality Improvement and excellent leadership programmes, which put improving care and developing staff at the core of what we do. We work closely with the Institute of Health Improvement, and partner across BLMK Integrated Care system to drive innovations in healthcare. Consultants within our services are actively encouraged to contribute to service improvement and transformation.
ELFT is a teaching trust, with many opportunities to teach medical student from Cambridge University and supervise Core and Higher Trainees from East of England Deanery. ELFT actively supports academic and clinical research with close links with WHO affiliated research centre the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, part of Queen Mary and CLAHRC research network.
Bedford is well connected, with frequent direct trains to central London which can be reached in under 45 minutes. If you are looking to relocate when you join us, we can offer support with this. Bedfordshire boasts a multitude of picturesque villages, and outstanding Ofsted rated state and independent schools, with St Albans, Hitchin and Berkhamsted, (Sunday Times Best Place to Live 2019), all a short distance away.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this post further, don't hesitate to get in touch to for informal conversation.
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