Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders Inpatient, Exeter

Staff group: Medical & Dental
Location: Exeter, EX2 5AF
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 Per Annum
Date posted: 31st May 2019
Closing date: 6th October 2019

Job description and person specification

About the job, the team and why choose us?

Job Description:

The role

Salary: £77,913 - £105,042

Relocation package up to £8K

  • Are you an experienced and committed consultant psychiatrist looking for a new challenge in an award-winning organisation?

  • Can you help us deliver life-changing eating disorder services to vulnerable patients, helping them to change their lives and putting them on a pathway to recovery?

  • Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live and work in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas?

We are searching for an exceptional consultant psychiatrist to direct and deliver a specialist inpatient eating disorder service for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the wider South West. You will use your skills, experience and insights to help us develop a new integrated community eating disorder care pathway in Devon, ensuring that patients receive person-centred care with recovery at its heart.

An experienced clinician with impressive professional credentials and a detailed knowledge of clinical governance and regulator requirements you will be capable of balancing a demanding caseload, functioning effectively in a multidisciplinary team of over 25. You will participate meaningfully in all aspects of clinical governance.

You will be responsible for the effective day-to-day delivery of life changing mental health services, providing clinical guidance and leading on the provision and coordination of care and treatment. You will oversee the referral, admission and pre-admission assessments of patients. An effective communicator you will provide clinical support and advice to nursing staff and the trust management team.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we develop our new community eating disorder service (CEDS). Operating as a pilot since 2016 you will help us to establish the service, developing a package of community-based care for adults with moderate to severe needs that is evidence-based and recovery focused.

We are searching for a consultant with vision, who can help us to grow and improve our services and our organisation. We value your professional development, giving you the chance to grow in the role though teaching opportunities, funded CPD and academic support.

About you

You will be an experienced mental health professional with a detailed and current knowledge of NHS, local government and national strategies and policies. Registered with the GMC, you will be eligible to hold Approved Clinician status at appointment.

You will have substantial experience of working in a specialist mental health team, preferably in eating disorders based psychiatry. A history of effectively delivering care in a variety of settings, including the community, is essential – as is an in-depth knowledge of the principles of clinical governance.

Your experience of the health service will have given you an understanding of NHS management and funding arrangements, and an insight into service development. A capable and confident manager you will have the skills to work with a large, multi-disciplinary team – explaining your decisions and views clearly.

You will be able to understand – and apply – the most up-to-date research, challenging colleagues and the organisation to improve. You will use these skills to help shape our new CEDS, based on the principles of being evidence-based, recovery-focused, is effectively risk-managed with care shared across partners.

Personally, you will be expected to exemplify the recovery approach, strengthening relationships with our partners to deliver a complete package of care. We expect you to understand the fundamental principles of this approach, embedding it within teams and systems, and continually working to improve patient care.

An effective communicator you will have previous experience of undergraduate teaching, lecturing and clinical supervision, inspiring the next generation of mental health professionals.

The role is challenging and demanding. You will use your experience, insight and knowledge to maintain and improve the quality of eating disorder services provided across the Peninsula region now, and for the future.

About us

Located within Wonford House, Exeter The Haldon is the home of ourspecialist eating disorder service that helps treat people with severe eating disorders.Opened in 2006, The Haldon provides support and care forup to 20 patientsat any one time. The service is aimed at people with severe eating disorders, and provides careon a residential and non-residential basis. The centre currently offers 12 bed spaces for patients requiring intensive treatment.

You will be expected to take part in on-call rota, providing robust cross-cover arrangements. Our consultants are supported by a dedicated full-time medical staffing department.

Our offer to you

  • Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • 32 days (minimum) annual leave (rising to 34)

  • 33 days per three years study leave of CPD (including reasonable expenses paid by the trust)

  • Support for research – particularly multidisciplinary, cross-boundary, recovery-focused projects.

  • Generous NHS pension scheme

Living here

Devon is a dynamic, friendly and welcoming county with excellent schools, housing and travel links to the rest of the country. Living in Devon offers you a fantastic quality of life and a beautiful place to live and work– even your journey to work can lead you alongside the coast or over the moors.

You’ll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends – from walking, cycling and water sports to busy city centres, theatre, bustling nightlife, great restaurants and premier league rugby. Quaint market and seaside towns are dotted across the county. Our communities are active, supportive and friendly.

London is just a three hour train journey away, and Exeter airport offers flights to destinations nationally and across Europe.


Contact information:

Contact Name:

Danielle Squirrell

Email Address:


01392 208506

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