An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry to join a team of hardworking and innovative doctors in London. This NHS Trust is the leading provider of specialist mental health, learning disability, and drug & alcohol services for people of all ages. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Experienced Psychiatrists, 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 NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?
This NHS Foundation Trust is formed by the merger of three NHS trusts in April 2005, with an emphasis on the mental sides of healthcare. The NHS Trust runs a total of 39 sites across their area. The NHS Foundation Trust is rated "good" overall by the CQC in May 2020.
The NHS Trust has 2,300 excellent staff, and a £155m budget. Their core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care. Their services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people's homes wherever possible.
In 2015, the NHS Trust opened another Hospital, the first major mental health hospital to be erected in the area for more than 90 years. The building provides the latest innovations in modern mental health care. This state of the art facility offers people treatment in a light and spacious environment that is therapeutic and promotes wellbeing. It represents a new era of mental health care that focuses on recovery and preventative measures to help people stay well.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The General Adult Psychiatry department is a team of innovative & hardworking doctors. The Site Hospital is the new purpose built 60 bedded working age adult in-patient Hospital. The Working Age Adult psychiatric services are organised into a community service comprising a Community Mental Health Recovery Services. The Acute Service component comprises a Home Treatment team covering the boroughs. The home treatment team ‘gate keeps’ admissions to the inpatient units.
In patient services aims to provide timely assessments and promote recovery of people with a wide range of mental health needs. The goal is one of therapeutic engagement within a recovery framework. There is a multidisciplinary team who develop individual care plans working with each service user. The inpatient wards interfaces with home treatment teams, psychiatric liaison services, Section 136 places of safety, community mental health recovery services, and the wider criminal justice system.
It is expected that the post holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist input and Responsible clinician cover for a 18-bedded ward mainly serving the population of aligned to the wards alongside another Consultant. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff on the ward, including trainee doctors. It is expected that the post holder will provide Consultant Psychiatrist input and Responsible clinician cover for a 18-bedded ward mainly serving the population of aligned to the wards alongside another Consultant. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff on the ward, including trainee doctors.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THIS REGION?
The area is England's most wooded county and home to rolling hills and valleys, as well as some of the best gardens in Britain. There are so many things you and your family can do, from visiting award-winning vineyards and relaxing at country pubs, restaurants and hotels to exploring ancient heathland, stunning hilltop views, beautiful waterways and charming towns and villages. Life in the area will offer you and your family fantastic schools, beautiful countryside, bustling districts with fantastic leisure opportunities, & historic market towns with a vibrant cafe culture.
There are a wealth of options in the area to give your children the best possible education, whatever type of school you're looking for. The transport is not an issue as well, since there is the Southwest Trains that provide services to and from London Waterloo, and the Southern that operates to and from London Victoria. There are two airports within 20 miles from the area as well.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE 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