Consultant in Adult Psychiatry with Relocation Allowance

Bury St Edmunds
£82,096 to £110,683 a year
10 Sep 2021
09 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustConsultant Psychiatrist, Adult Inpatients, Northgate Ward, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (10 PAs)

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended by CQC for the care they provide.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be a part of our expanding Crisis Pathway, with ambitions to provide the best quality care to all in need of crisis/acute care. As the Consultant, for one of our two adult inpatient admission wards, you will be providing excellent clinical leadership for acute care and contributing to the development of the wider Pathway. You will be working with a supportive MDT to deliver high quality care, inline with national standards, and making a valued contribution to the development and implementation of acute care pathways for those in need of hospital admission.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

About us

If you are passionate about improving acute care, we have much to offer:
  • Beautiful countryside with easy access to award winning coastal locations.
  • Excellent rail links to Cambridge and London
  • Affordable housing and reputable college and schools.
  • Relocation allowance / removal benefit
  • Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
  • We have a strong education reputation and close ties with both the university of Cambridge and The University of East Anglia
  • Access and encouragement to partake in research and a well-established research network within the Trust

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying. Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The PostTitle: Consultant PsychiatristSpecialty: General Adult Psychiatry Inpatients - Northgate Ward

Job SummaryWe are seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join one of our adult inpatient units inWedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds.

Description of the PostLocal services are currently going through rapid development with the introduction ofthe 24/7 initial tele-triage mental health response service, via NHS 111 option 2, andexpansion of CRHTT and Psychiatric Liaison Service (Core 24 initiative). Northgateward is an integral part of the Crisis Pathway in West Suffolk and provides 18inpatient beds for the population of Bury North catchment area. At times there areadmissions from elsewhere in the Trust. Approximately 121,400 people areregistered with a GP in this area. Last year there were 160 admissions from thiscatchment area. This post is based alongside the rest of the multidisciplinary teamon Northgate Ward, Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds.

Person Specification
  • Experience of the assessment and treatment of complex mental disorders in a relevant population
  • Experience of providing medical leadership in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of clinical governance processes including ability to use quality improvement methods as a tool to improve quality of care
  • Experience in risk assessment and risk management
  • Sub-speciality experience relevant to the clinical role
  • Relevant sub-specialty endorsement
  • Experience of multiagency working relevant to the role
  • Experience of building great teams
  • GMC
  • Recognised basic medical degree
  • MRCPsych or Equivalent
  • Included on the GMC specialist register or within 3 months of CCT or equivalent in a relevant clinical specialism
  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 Approval under MHA
  • Relevant higher degree (i.e. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications)
  • Substantive experience at consultant level in the relevant specialism

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

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