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Consultant Psychiatrist - Perinatal

£82,096 - £110,683

Job Description

An opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join a developing Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Teams.

These x2 full time NHS psychiatry vacancies would be based in the North West of England, providing stunning locations and a friendly place to live and work, 

This is a really exciting opportunity to work with women their infants and their families as part of a passionate multidisciplinary team. The team is in its second year of operation and this is an exciting time to join! 

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE? 
At this NHS Foundation Trust, they are proud of their traditions around research, education and development of the Medical Workforce. They have within their Medical workforce, the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the year, the RCPsych NW Trainer of the Year and the RCPsych Researcher of the Year!

They have an extremely active education/teaching programme which our Consultants enjoy supporting.

The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services. The Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,500 members of staff across more than 420 sites, working with a multitude of partners to provide health & wellbeing services. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

WHAT IS THE PERINATAL PSYCHIATRY TEAM LIKE?
You would be joining an enthusiastic supportive team of Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrists covering the 3 clusters that provide specialist assessment and care for women with moderate to severe mental illness in the perinatal period.

The teams have been designed to meet RCPSYCH CCQI standards, and you will be working with RMNs, Psychologist, nursery nurses, occupational therapists, peer support workers, pharmacist and junior doctor in addition to service and team managers.

You will work with a large number of partners and stakeholders both in mental health services, universal services and specialist perinatal mental health midwives and health visitors.

The post holders will be expected to contribute to the on call rota out of hours and at weekend. This work will be remunerated appropriately. There is no requirement to be resident On Call.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The trust operates in an area that includes the Lake District National Park with World Heritage Centre status. It provides opportunities for living in beautiful places and accessing a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

State and private schools have excellent reputations with a number of secondary and primary schools having outstanding Ofsted reports, being ranked as some of the highest in the country. Housing is affordable with many areas being significantly more competitive than the rest of the UK.

The region offers a county of contrasting landscapes, with wide, open spaces, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km2 of England’s North West.

There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline.

There is the unique, wildlife rich coastal areas in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plain around the south of the trust.

Famous seaside towns in the west and undulating fells and moorlands and forests set in areas of outstanding natural beauty in the east, visitors to the region are truly spoilt!

Parts of the region have been voted as the best places to live in the UK by Channel 4 show Best Place to Live in the UK.

While most people might think Manchester, London and Leeds would be the ideal spots for people to settle down - parts of this region beat them all, according to several new studies.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT LCSFT?
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. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience or interest in working in Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry
Non-EEA Candidates:
  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience or interest in working in Perinatal Psychiatry
UK based applicants
  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience or interest in working in Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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