Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!
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We are very pleased to be recruiting to 2 Full Time Consultant Psychiatrist posts to our Adult Community Team within the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Locality, part of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. These posts cover the Community Mental Health Team and are based at Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth. The team works closely with colleagues in our Adult Acute and Older People’s Services.
Our community team is a well-established multi-disciplinary team working to a recovery focused model of care. Great Yarmouth and Waveney Locality has been at the forefront of implementing our Trust’s Recovery College and we are in the process of developing a day treatment service to support the team’s pathway. As a senior clinician, you will have an integral role in the performance of the team, further development of the service, and the development of the clinical pathways.
This role would be ideal for an established Consultant Psychiatrist, however we would also welcome applications from newly qualified individuals. The successful applicant would be joining an enthusiastic team of Adult Psychiatrists who are welcoming and supportive. There are trainees on regular rotation. The successful applicant would be encouraged and supported to take on appropriate supervision of junior colleagues.
The post holder will have experience in the assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of mental health problems, be knowledgeable about evidence-based treatments, show leadership skills, demonstrate an ability to teach and have supervision skills. An aptitude to work collaboratively and respectfully in a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
The trust has a strong educational reputation with excellent opportunities for teaching and research. There are close ties to both the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia. There is a very active teaching programme for medical students from the University of Cambridge. In addition research is strongly encouraged and there is a well-established research network within the trust.
The successful applicant would take part in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Locality on-call rota, currently approximately 1 in 11.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Chris Wager, contact: 01493 337654 / Chris.Wager@nsft.nhs.uk
Interview date: To be confirmed
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