Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry, Crisis Team

Staff group: Medical & Dental
Location: Torquay, TQ2 7AA
Salary: £84,559 - 114,003
Date posted: 16th July 2021
Closing date: 26th September 2021

Job description and person specification

About the job, the team and why choose us?

Job Description:

The role

Salary: £82,096.00 - £110,683.00, flexible, £8000.00 relocation package available

Full-time but part-time/job-share applicants welcome

Welcome to Devon Partnership NHS Trust! We would like to invite you to apply for the Consultant Psychiatrist post in General Adult for Torbay Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service.

Torbay is situated on the beautiful English Riviera with a lively developed seaside community, with good leisure amenities, that still retains a community spirit to help its more deprived and those working towards recovery. As well as access to the sea, there is good walking to be had on the coastal route and to moorland in the adjacent Dartmoor National Park.

The post covers a population of approximately 78,535 patients of working age registered with General Practice surgeries in the Torbay area.

The post holder will be based at the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, Community Wellbeing Hub, Torbay Hospital within the Haytor Unit.

DPT is a research active organization. We would welcome applications from academically orientated doctors who wish to pursue this aspect of their career. An honorary contract with the University of Exeter would be available for suitable qualified colleagues. This post comes with the option of spending fully funded and remunerated time on research activity subject to approval by the Deputy Medical Director and the Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Patient safety and Quality Improvement are key aspects of the role and training will be provided if required.

You will take part in on-call rota and other consultants from the area will be expected 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, 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 community 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.

We have excellent IT and full electronic record across our services and are in the process of a clinician-led design of our own clinical record system. We are strongly supportive of virtual working and use of Information Technology to stay in touch with patients and teams. Whilst a visible consultant leadership presence is essential, we would support home and virtual working for administrative aspects of the role.

A mentor and peer group will be provided. You will have 2.5 Supporting Programmed Activities (10 hours a week) to support, leadership, quality improvement, your professional development, attend your monthly peer group, quarterly medical advisory committee and local post-graduate meetings. An additional Programmed Activity would be available to candidates who can demonstrate that they have robust plans for research based activity and we would be willing to negotiate a protected day within the timetable for this.

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 two practicing medics on the Trust Board and 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 (three grammar schools within Torbay), 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 commute to work can lead you alongside the coast or over the moors. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools and you’ll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends – from walking cycling and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre, bustling nightlife and great restaurants. 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 Via email

Contact information:

Contact Name:

Danielle Squirrell

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