An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialty Doctor with experience in Neuropsychiatry to join a team of dedicated and passionate psychiatrists. This NHS Trust moved to a state-of-the-art new hospital Building in May 2014, where the Older People's services are being prioritised to provide a full range of services from acute frailty assessment, a complex care bed-base through to 'transitional' post- acute care. The post is suitable for overseas neuropsychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Neuropsychiatry, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade.
Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The NHS Trust is a centre of excellence for healthcare in the South-West in a number of fields and is also one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK. They have links to three universities in the area. Their annual turnover is £532 million, and they employ over 8,000 staff delivering healthcare across their three main sites, and within the local community of two towns. They aim to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a great experience for everyone who uses their services: exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
The NHS Trust treat some of the most difficult medical conditions, in an increasingly complex patient population. Their vision is to realise the great potential of their organisation by empowering their skilled and caring staff to deliver high-quality, financially sustainable services in state of-the-art facilities. Clinical outcomes will be excellent and with a spirit of openness and candour we will ensure an outstanding experience for the Trust's patients. The NHS Trust is rated "Good" overall by the CQC.
The NHS Trust has an active appraisal and development programme, and all Consultant staff will take part in the process. The Trust has a list of identified mentors which is used to allocate a suitable support to new Consultants during the first year in post.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The team is a mix of professionals from different disciplines including doctors in psychiatry and neurology, nurse therapists trained in physical and mental health, psychological therapy, physiotherapy & occupational therapy. They work with patients who have a mixture of different problems including mental illness associated with neurological diseases, epilepsy and non-epileptic attacks, functional neurological symptoms & neurological sleep disorders. They aim to provide high quality specialist assessment and treatment plans that incorporate expertise in both physical and mental health.
Being a part of the neuroscience department, they work closely with our colleagues in neurology and neurosurgery. They also provide neuropsychiatry support for the mental health liaison team for inpatients in other wards at Southmead Hospital. Their outpatient clinics take referrals from across the south west from general practitioners, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists. Their inpatient service is situated within the Rosa Burden Centre. We have two inpatient beds for patients with neuropsychiatric conditions, and two inpatient beds for assessment of sleep disorders.
The post-holder will divide the management of the 29 Level 1, and 23 Level 2 in-patients, with the two Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, depending on medical/psychiatric need. In addition to the session of NBT Outpatient Clinic work, there is a further session allocated to providing support for the community neurorehabilitation team based at the Head Injury Therapy Unit (HITU).
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA?
This is a great opportunity for you to live and work in or around the historic port city of the area: gateway to the South West England. The area has its own thriving art, music and cultural scene hosting several exciting annual festivals such as the an International Balloon Fiesta and the Harbour Festival. The area is also ideally located for the outdoors, being within easy range of the 4 outdoor parks. The area is one of Britain’s most beautiful cities, with its distinctive combination of beautiful historical architecture, waterfront views, and awe-inspiring landmarks.
The area's harbour was once a bustling dock at the heart of a global trading network, and it is now an attractive modern neighbourhood filled with independent retailers, bars, restaurants, museums and galleries, and world-class attractions. The area has one of the most interesting and diverse local arts and culture scenes in Britain. With a reputation for its many cutting edge underground music and street art scenes, as well the strong links between local art and political activism.
Located in the heart of the city, all apartments are pet-friendly, professionally managed, and come with access to outdoor space. Resident also gain access to a host of exclusive amenities.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS NHS TRUST?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.
Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants