Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join 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, including overseas IMG applicants. CESR can be supported.
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?
WHAT IS THE GENERAL ADULT INPATIENT WARD LIKE?
Th Unit is a high risk needs-led acute psychiatric ward for the whole of the region based in hub of the region. It has 22 beds providing assessment, care and treatment by a multi-disciplinary team. The unit is a needs-led unit for men and women aged 18 years and over who have a functional mental illness such as depression, anxiety or psychosis and require admission to hospital because they are:
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 Cumbria and the beating heart of the Borderlands. 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.
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