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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

Main area
Psychiatry
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Contract
Fixed term: 3 months (possibility of extension)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
10 sessions per week
Job ref
367-HPFT-MEDICAL-279-A
Site
Victoria House, Lexden
Town
Colchester
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

Would you like to be part of something Outstanding?

We are seeking a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist based at Lexdon Hospital to support our Learning Disabilities team for a minimum of 3 months.

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved an OUTSTANDING CQC RATING and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

Over the years the quality of our services and the achievements of our staff have been recognised nationally including the “MENTAL HEALTH TRUST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020” at the Health Service Journal Awards.

In a recent NHS Staff Survey we achieved the best score for safety culture amongst mental health and learning disabilities trusts throughout the country. Our staff have also said that they would recommend HPFT as a place to work and as a place for their friends and family to receive care.

We are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.

The combination of our clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that our medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations, while supporting their health and wellbeing.

Here’s what we have to offer you

  • Mentoring support for new Consultants
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre Consultants
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of £800 per person per annum
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptops provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust – encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:

  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for medical professionals who want to work in collaboration with our service users, carers and colleagues to provide the very best treatment and care. Professionals who want to develop and consolidate their clinical skills and competencies whilst working in a Trust with a patient-centered ethos and a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality education and training.

About your role

As a Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities, you will provide expertise in the assessment and management of mental illness, behaviour disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, dementia and epilepsy in adults with learning disability.

The post-holder will provide expertise in the assessment and management of offenders with learning disability including joint working with the police, probation and prison services where necessary, the preparation of reports and the supervision of service users with forensic histories in the community.

You will ensure mainstream services are available locally are accessible for adults with learning disabilities, whilst providing assessment and management of inpatients in generic mental health services who are perceived as having a learning disability.

The successful candidate will provide medical leadership within the multidisciplinary teams to which the role relates and to work jointly with colleagues from other disciplines in the provision of high-quality clinical care and the delivery of relevant trust targets.

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12, Approved Clinician, and Responsible Clinician status.

Want to learn more?

Please contact Medical Staffing on 07971639386 or email hpft.medicalstaffing@nhs.net

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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