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Consultant in Learning Disabilities

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum / pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust provides a range of mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. It has inpatient facilities across both counties and smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust's services are offered in the community, enabling service users to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them. The Trust is actively engaged with the local system focused on implementing the vision of the NHS long term plan and the development of the Primary Care Networks, enhancing the current crisis pathways and looking at opportunities to work collaboratively.
Main duties of the job

The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join the Learning Disability Specialist Pathway. The vacancy has arisen as the result of the merging of the new specialist pathway, and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team. The service covers the eastern side of the county. The post holder will carry responsibility for outpatient and inpatients for the service users who live in the west of the county.
About us

We will inspire you and support you to achieve your very full potential. This could be talking at international conferences, pursuing additional areas of study and research or developing your leadership skills to be one of leaders of the future.

We are also offering
  • Up to 12k relocation expenses
  • Access to 800 per annum professional development budget
  • Dedicated SPA time of up to 25% of working hours
  • Paid study leave (on application and approval) in addition to CPD
  • Potential of extra PA for DCC with requisite pay per PA
  • Ability to apply for Clinical Excellence Awards
  • Inclusion on the Consultant on-call rota for the higher level with 3%, 5% or 8% requisite pay depending on frequency
  • NHS benefits package including contributory pension, redundancy. Including paid annual leave, sick leave and maternity leave.
  • Appraisals and revalidation completed by the Trust

Job description
Job responsibilities

The LD & A Specialist Pathway has a small management structure with a Service Lead, Consultant Psychologist and a Service manager in each of the Acute and Community Services. The pathway also benefits from a people participation lead.

The West community team has a current caseload of 150 in a population of 237,031 and the East team has a caseload of 310 in a population of 387,924. The teams share an average of 2-3 new referrals per week.

Please see the attached job description for more information.

Person Specification
  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • Approved clinician status
  • Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
  • Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCST
  • 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
  • Flexibility
  • Driving Licence/able to travel independently
  • Research
Clinical Governance
  • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Teaching and presentation skills

Employer details
Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

F Block

Hospital Road

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 3NR

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