Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability

Psychiatry

Posted: 1 year ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro-rata

Permanent

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.


We are looking to a recruit a committed and enthusiastic professional to provide the best care for our service users and have values (compassion, excellence and expertise) and a vision (Better Every Day) that resonates with that of the Trust.

This post is for a part-time (6.5PA) Consultant Psychiatrist as part of a reconfiguration of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (Learning Disability) provision to Community Learning Disability Teams in Dorset replacing a consultant who is retiring from the part time post. The post holder will provide a community psychiatry service for adult patients with Learning Disabilities in the North Dorset, Purbeck and Ferndown areas (without epilepsy management). Epilepsy management is provided by the specialist Dorset Epilepsy Services from within the neurology service. The post holder will be supported by a full time Trust Specialty Psychiatrist, and work alongside well developed integrated Community Learning Disability Teams and Intensive Support Team to provide community based specialist LD services. The post holder will join the cross – specialty consultant on call rota in Dorset.

If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county, we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates s prior to the interviews or submission of an application. If you have any role specific questions please email Dr Sudipto Das Deputy Medical Director (Sudipto.Das@nhs.net) or Gary Billen (Head of Learning Disability Services) (Gary.Billen@nhs.net)

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) on 01202 277011 or via email to julie.street3@nhs.net




What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.

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Job Reference

Reference: 152-ME52.21A

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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