Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult Inpatient, Torbay

Staff group: Medical & Dental
Location: Torquay, TQ2 7AA
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 Per Anum Pro Rata
Date posted: 21st August 2019
Closing date: 20th October 2019

Job description and person specification

About the job, the team and why choose us?

Job Description:

The Role

Salary: £79,860 - £107,668+ Relocation Package

Welcome to Devon Partnership Trust!

We would like to invite you to apply for the consultant psychiatrist post to lead the inpatient care of people aged 18-65 years old at Haytor Ward, a 16-bed ward within the mental health campus at Torbay Hospital. The ward is strongly recovery-focused working closely with those using the service to improve experience, care and outcomes. The ward is Royal College of Psychiatrists AIMS accredited and rated Good by the CQC in 2018.

The ward is within the mental health campus at Torbay Hospital which serves the population of South Devon. The team links closely with the locality Crisis and Home Treatment, Crisis House, third sector step-down bed provider, Community Mental Health and Eating Disorders Teams, psychotherapy services as well as Core 24 Psychiatric Liaison. The mental health campus at Torbay Hospital is high quality accommodation and also hosts an older adult ward, liaison psychiatry and Crisis and Home Treatment Service, a new outpatient facility, memory clinic and art therapy service. We have recently secured £8m funding from NHS England to build an additional acute adult ward on the site and you would be welcome to help lead the design of this new facility.

The leadership team consists of a senior nurse manager, ward manager and assistant ward manager. There are a dedicated discharge coordinator and psychologist. The ward works with a local third sector organisation to provide short-term rehabilitation and a step-down facility to reduce delayed discharges. Primary care support for physical health is being developed.

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Patient safety and Quality Improvement are key aspects of the role and training will be provided if required. Programmed Activities are negotiable for research, teaching, medical management and other special interests.

Training future psychiatrists is an essential part of the role and you will supervise trainee doctors on the ward and medical students during attachments. Support will be provided to enable you to train ST4-6 doctors if you wish.

You will take part in on-call rota and be paired with another consultant to provide cross-cover for leave. You will be well supported by a dedicated full-time medical staffing department.

This post is suitable as a first NHS consultant post or for an existing or post-retirement consultant with a broad level of general adult psychiatric expertise. International candidates are welcome to apply. Experience of working in adult inpatient mental health services is preferable but support will be given to doctors wishing to move from other psychiatric specialties or roles.

Approved Clinician status at appointment is preferable but those who would be eligible eg doctors applying from abroad, will be supported to obtain this authority.

A mentor and peer group will be provided. You will have 2.5 Supporting Programmed Activities (10 hours a week) to support your professional development, attend your monthly peer group, quarterly medical advisory committee and local post-graduate meetings.

Why Devon Partnership Trust?

We are an expanding organisation providing a full range of mental health and learning disability services for a population of over a million people, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider region and nationally.

We have a very strong, active and broad medical leadership with three practicing medics on the Trust Board and seven medical Clinical Directors leading the delivery of our services. We have several national medical leaders working in key roles in NHS England and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

We are rated as Good by the CQC, have been in financial balance for the last 10 years with a rapidly growing budget and have good national and local service performance.

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.

If you are interested in working with us or want additional information, we are keen to speak to or meet you informally. We are very happy to arrange a visit for you to meet key people in the clinical team and Trust. Please do not hesitate to contact the medical staffing team on 01392 208506.

Contact information:

Contact Name:

Danielle Squirrell

Email Address:


01392 208506

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