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Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatry *with a £20K Support Package*

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 gross per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

Job Details

  • New Starter package of £15,000 spread over 3 years as a retention bonus
  • supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance
  • roles also attract a loyalty Scheme Bonus of £2,500 over the subsequent 5 years of service
  • CPD of £2,000 per annum with the facility accumulate annual funding for up to three years to accommodate accessing higher cost development opportunities
  • 'Holiday of a lifetime scheme': Consultants and SASG doctors can bank/accrue annual leave over a period of up to 5 years, to facilitate an extended period of leave. The scheme enables the opportunity for planning a 'holiday of a lifetime' or extended paid break

We have an exciting opportunity in our recently rated GOOD, Adolescent Psychiatric inpatient Unit, Dragonfly.

We are proud that our hard work and commitment has been recognised by the CQC with a rating of GOOD across all domains . Utilising the guidance of national frameworks alongside a large measure of forward and creative thinking the Dragonfly unit is recreating itself in response to the changing needs of the population. It has the ambition of being a community held provision with the flexibility and creativity to reach outward to provide expert skills and knowledge to the many and not just the selected few. As part of this development the Dragonfly Unit has become part of a wider community offer, including the Community Child and Adolescent teams, the local admission avoidance team and the Crisis and Psych liaison services.

Main duties of the job

The multi-disciplinary team provides inpatient treatment for young people aged 13 to their 18th birthday with severe mental health problems and eating disorders.

The role of Consultant Psychiatrist in developing the community based tier 4 offer will be essential to these ongoing developments. As such we want to offer the Consultant job plan with the flexibility to facilitate the post holder with the protected time needed to develop this service. We need a Consultant who is able to utilise this time to develop the interfaces with key partners and the collaborative. Also to drive the direction of the service developments. Key to this will be the ability to think creatively about changing demands and adapting the service in response to local needs. Supported by a team of skilled clinicians including a newly appointed Consultant Psychologist and senior leadership team we believe we can create an outstanding service.

About us

Less than 2 hours from London (yet a world away in terms of house prices and cost of living) serviced by excellent transport links, Suffolk retains a strong local identity. Set in beautiful countryside in which a few minutes' drive takes you to a wonderful coast line or deep within a beautiful forest.

We are also offering:
  • Up to £12k relocation expenses
  • Access to £2000 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
  • 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
  • Forward thinking, clinically lead and innovative trust
  • Flexibility can be considered for a degree of remote working

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information on the vacancy available, please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Come visit us, meet the team and see why our trainees come and stay and how we invest in our people.

Person Specification
  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • Approved clinician status
  • Section 12(2) Approval under the Mental Health Act
  • 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 illess
  • 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


Dragonfly Unit

Carlton Colville


NR33 8AG

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