Consultant in Adult Psychiatry
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- Bury St Edmunds
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum/pro rata
- Closing date
- 17 Feb 2023
- Hospital, Psychiatry
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Inpatients, Northgate Ward, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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!
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
Consultant Psychiatrist Specialty: General Adult Psychiatry Inpatients - Northgate Ward
We are seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join one of our adult inpatient units in Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds.
Description of the Post Local services are currently going through rapid development with the introduction of the 24/7 initial tele-triage mental health response service, via NHS 111 option 2, and expansion of CRHTT and Psychiatric Liaison Service (Core 24 initiative). Northgate ward is an integral part of the Crisis Pathway in West Suffolk and provides 18 inpatient beds for the population of Bury North catchment area. At times there are admissions from elsewhere in the Trust. Approximately 121,400 people are registered with a GP in this area. Last year there were 160 admissions from this catchment area. This post is based alongside the rest of the multidisciplinary teamon Northgate Ward, Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds.
- Entry on the GMC Register
- Approved clinician status
- Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
- 3 years or equivalent medical experience
- 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
- Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness
- Effective team working
- Leadership qualities
- Driving Licence/able to travel independently
- A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
- Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
- Experience of supervising junior medical staff
- Teaching and presentation skills
BMJ Ref: BMJ-108484/246-MWSU2580497-S
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.
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