Job opportunities for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join an award winning NHS Mental Health Trust in the South West of England on a fixed term or permanent contract. Applications are open to psychiatrists in General Adult with consultant experience in an inpatient setting, including overseas IMG applicants looking for CESR support. The Trust is award winning and in 2021 was named ‘Mental Health Trust of the Year’ by Health Service Journal.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. Working with health and social care partners to deliver outstanding services that meet patient needs.
The Trust has been awarded ‘Mental Health Trust of the Year’ award for 2021 by Health Service Journal. This trust recognises that its staff are their most valuable resource, and are proud of the excellent levels of service it provides to service users. With over 10,000 staff working in the trust in a very wide range of services, they aim to provide a supportive, inclusive environment in which staff can thrive.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT LIKE?
The Inpatient Units are one of the highly performing mental health services at Trust. There were a total of 599 admissions to all adults mental health units between November 2020 – end October 2021. That gives a rate of 101 admissions per 100,000 people in the county. Of the 599 patients admitted to all adult mental health units, 295 were informal and 302 were detained under the Mental Health Act. Adult inpatient wards are located inn 3 separate locations across the county with a total of 60 beds.
The postholder will also be responsible for conducting Mental Health Act assessments for adults of working age admitted to the ward. The postholder may be invited to contribute to assessments of patients admitted to the Section 136. This Consultant post does not include any community responsibilities
WHAT CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity for IMGs to work towards and complete CESR or enter specialist training.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE SOUTH WEST?
The country has a GP registered population of approximately 525,000. There’s so much to explore from stunning beaches, green spaces, woodlands, lakes, a wide range of landscapes that includes a beautiful National Park. Whilst tourism and agriculture are important, the county has a number of industrial concerns and a thriving local economy. The area provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ROLE:
This is a great NHS job for any experienced psychiatrist looking to work towards specialist psychiatry registration in the UK.