Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry *with a £20K Support Package*
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum/pro rata
- Closing date
- 21 Feb 2023
- Hospital, Psychiatry
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
These posts attract a 'New Starter' package of 15,000 spread over 3 years as a retention bonus and are also supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.
The roles also attract a loyalty Scheme Bonus of 2,500 over the subsequent 5 years of service.
CPD is being paid at a higher level with the facility accumulate annual funding for up to three years to accommodate accessing higher cost development opportunities.
We seek Consultant Psychiatrist leaders to join our acute in-patient psychiatric care units in Norwich, covering central and south Norfolk. In advance of our new 50 million hospital being built on the Hellesdon site (opening in 2024) we are refreshing some of our senior medical roles and look forward to welcoming new colleagues to the team.
Existing estates are being refurbished and new acute and rehabilitation facilities planned. An overhaul of medical management under Chief Medical Officer Alex Lewis is seeing clinical leadership being pushed firmly to the fore and an appetite to both maintain and drive excellence is desired of successful applicants and the team.
The Hellesdon site is the home of Trust Headquarters, the Library and the Dispensary. Several co-located specialist female units ranging from a Mother & Baby Unit to a female LSU and MSU as well as a planned female PICU also populate the site and accept referrals from all acute wards.
Main duties of the job
The advertised role will provide clinical care and leadership for the in-patient care units.
The post holder must be registered with the GMC. The post holder must also have an entry on the GMC Specialist Register (CCST) in Adult Psychiatry (or within three months of completion of CCST). Applications from those wishing to work flexibly or those wishing to develop academic or special interest sessions are welcomed.
Norfolk, a beautiful county situated in the East with excellent schools, well known beaches, forests and inland waterway natural beauty and all just a short hop to Amsterdam from Norwich Airport. We are a short drive from the University city of Cambridge and 90-minute train ride from Liverpool Street station in London.
Further benefits include generous SPA provision (7.5:2.5) to allow for allied pursuits including research, psychotherapy, medical education, or management). A flexible relocation package for external appointees. Medical Secretarial support, an office of your own, free parking and a creative staff benefits portfolio reinforce our commitment to your wellbeing and happiness as a valued colleague.
Why work with us?
- Relocation allowance / removal benefit
- Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
- Friendly Colleagues
- 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
This post is to provide Consultant Psychiatry input to the acute in-patient psychiatric care units based at Hellesdon Hospital Norwich.
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust looks forward to welcoming you. Please contact Clinical Director Dr Zeyn Green-Thompson for further details.
Full Job Description attached - Pending Royal College Approval.
Full and part time roles considered.
- 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
- Entry on the GMC register
- Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
- Approved Clinician Status
- 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
- 3 years or equivalent medical experience
- Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness
BMJ Ref: BMJ-108681/246-MCEN4719993-B
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.
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