This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.
Come Join us in Beautiful Suffolk
We are recruiting for a Specialty Doctor post working on Avocet Ward, Woodlands, Ipswich, in the General Adult Pathway in East Suffolk Services.
Main duties of the job
Woodlands is a purpose-built psychiatric unit opened in July 2011 on the Ipswich General Hospital site, catering for the acutely unwell for whom community treatment is not currently appropriate.
There are also two 21 bed acute adult wards (Avocet and Poppy) within Woodlands, together with a 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a Section 136 suite, and a Home Treatment Team. The Home Treatment Team treats all patients from age 18 and over, including elderly patients. There is also a 21 bed Older adults acute ward in Woodlands called Willows ward.
Poppy ward is an All-Male Adult ward and Avocet is All Female Adult ward. The wards work collaboratively with the community teams, in particular the Home Treatment Team, to provide comprehensive acute treatment.
Less than 2 hours from London (yet a world away in terms of house prices and cost of living) and serviced by excellent transport links, Suffolk retains a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community. Set in some of the most beautiful countryside in the country in which a few minutes' drive takes you to a wonderful coast line or deep within a beautiful forest.
Why work with us?
Relocation allowance / removal benefit
Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
Encouragement and support for areas of special interest
Subsidised gyms and free physio service
We have a strong education reputation and close ties with both The University of Cambridge and The University of East Anglia
Well established county wide teaching program
Access and encouragement to partake in research and a well-established research network within the Trust
Support for Quality Improvement, Audit and Service development
Study leave budget of 600 annually.
Forward thinking, clinically lead and innovative trust
Flexibility can be considered for a degree of remote working
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description for further details of the responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
3 years as a doctor post registration
2 years in Psychiatry at SHO/ST level or more senior
6 months in relevant specialism
Clinical Governance Essential
A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
Effective team working
Driving Licence/Able to travel independently
Teaching and Presentation Skills
BMJ Ref: BMJ-102496/246-MESU4790380
Location: Norfolk and Suffolk, East of England
Core Values: Respectfully, Positively, Together
Size: We employee 4,000 plus people across Community and Inpatient sites across Norfolk and Suffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people.
We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services. Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2012, following the merge of Norfolk and Waveney Partnership Trust and Suffolk Partnership Trust. We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.
At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.
The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey.
Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.
Research at NSFT
NSFT is committed to growing the amount of research taking place locally and has developed a robust infrastructure to enable this to happen. The Trust has a thriving R+D department recruiting to Portfolio studies with a large R+D team in support of this. In addition there is an innovative research development programme which has successfully helped many clinicians to develop their research ideas and careers, link to other centres of clinical and research excellence and to guide them towards potentially leading on research grant applications. The department has been very successful in these grant applications with three dedicated teams: child and youth, adult, and older peoples clinical areas each of which is now leading on major publications and funded NIHR grants and fellowships. The department has strong links with UEA and other universities and has the full support of the Trust Board.
We provide services in the following locations
Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.
This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.
Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering. We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.”
One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.
Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer! A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.