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Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult Liaison)

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Liaison Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Ipswich Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
05/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

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!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was founded in January 2012 coming together from Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership. The Trust provides mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. The East Suffolk CCGs population of nearly 400,000, is served by the East Suffolk Mental Health Services.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a full time, Adult Liaison, Consultant Psychiatrist within the Psychiatric Liaison Service, based in Ipswich Hospital. The Ipswich Hospital is an 800 bedded, teaching hospital; affiliated to the University of Cambridge; the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk and is one of the largest acute medical facilities in East Anglia. The Psychiatric Liaison Service offers a multi-disciplinary service, 7 days a week; 7am to 9pm, to patients 13 years and above.

We are looking for individuals who are committed and able to integrate with an established multi-disciplinary team and who are good communicators and leaders. Relevant experience working with Liaison Psychiatry would be beneficial. The successful applicants will be working with a team of enthusiastic colleagues, experienced nurses and a Psychologist

Reasons to work for the Trust: The Trust encourages applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic doctors, who would welcome the opportunity to work in a high quality service in a beautiful part of the world.

The Trust encourages leadership roles for senior clinicians as part of the core job and in additional roles, where available, in medical education, management, research and teaching. We have strong links with The University of Cambridge Medical Schools and regular medical student attachments. East Suffolk is a predominantly rural area but with good rail and road links to London, and, via the coastal ports and Stansted airport, to Europe and further afield. Local economy is based on light industry and farming. Ipswich is the County Town, forming the centre of a ring of attractive market towns. Applicants for the post should have or be eligible for a CCT and eligible onto the Specialist Register within six months of the interview date. Full GMC registration and Approved Clinician status is essential The Trust is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief. The Trust operates a no smoking policy.


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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Vivien Peeler, Deputy Medical Director, on 01473 891843

Maureen Parnell, Clinical Team Leader, on 07342077713

They would be delighted to talk to you and to arrange a visit if you would like.

Interview date: Friday 23rd November 2018

*Previous applicants need not apply*