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Consultant - Adult Psychiatry - Inpatient

£82,096 - £110,683

Job Description

A second consultant psychiatry opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join a growing team in one of the largest NHS healthcare Trusts in the UK. Rated outstanding by the CQC and winner of the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year - this is a fantastic NHS Trust to grow your career. Applications are open to experienced consultant psychiatrists in General Adult Psychiatry, including overseas IMG applicants. CESR can be supported. 

In your new NHS job post, you will be working in an inpatient ward rated very highly and performing well against targets. With a friendly and professional team, this is a great place for international psychiatrists to learn and develop their career in the NHS. 

Working in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, you will make a difference in changing people’s lives across the North East of England.

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE? 
This NHS Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As an organisation they are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects both the local community and IMG community of psychiatrists. They are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

You will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, receive superb training and development opportunities with excellent staff benefits.

You will receive: 
  • A flexible approach to job planning to ensure work-life balance.
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time.
  • Excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and study leave arrangements.
  • Relocation package available
  • Focus on staff health and wellbeing
  • A Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health.

WHAT IS THE ACUTE ADULT INPATIENT WARD LIKE?
The Adult Acute Inpatient Ward is an acute admission ward based at the Trust Clinic, Campus for Ageing and Vitality in the City. The ward has 20 beds providing assessment and treatment by a multi disciplinary team. The service is for men over the age of 18 years with a mental illness who require assessment and treatment in hospital.

Patients are also offered the following treatments and therapies:

  • Occupational therapy – helps with individual or group activities and daily living skills
  • Physiotherapy – help with mobility or movement problems or by providing access to gym facilities
  • Psychology – this is dependent on your need at the time of admission
  • Exercise therapy
  • Medication
  • Art therapy

Acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care units across the NHS Trust were all rated as 'good' by the CQC. The services were found to be providing effective care. All patients had a care plan which was regularly updated and patients had access to a range of care and treatment options which were in line with national guidance. Staff are supervised effectively and have access to additional specialist training, including CESR support. 

Staff in the department and across the general adult services are caring. Feedback from patients and carers was consistently positive about staff attitudes. The service was organised in a way that ensured staff focussed on interacting and engaging with patients as opposed to administrative tasks. The service is providing care in a way that was responsive to people’s needs. Beds are managed appropriately to ensure that people could access the service when they needed it.

The service is also very well-led. There is a stable management team with managers at all levels who have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform their roles and support new members of the psychiatry team. Ward managers and senior managers are approachable, ensuring you will be well respected, supported and valued. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA? 
The ward is based in the urban capital of the North East of England and is the beating heart of the region. Friendly, fun and with a great cost of living, this city has long been an attractive place to live for IMGs, UK trainees, families and young professionals. The Trust is located in the North East of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ROLE: 

Non-EEA: 

  • MRCPsych
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
EEA: 
  • Specialist Certification in Psychiatry 
  • Consultant Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
UK based: 
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months from CESR

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