Consultant Psychiatrist

Boston, Lincolnshire
12 Dec 2017
28 Feb 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Full Time Consultant Psychiatrist – General Adults

(Rehabilitation, In Patient & Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team)

The role

Full time Consultant Psychiatrist within General Adults covering Rehabilitation, Inpatient and CRHT Services.

What’s on offer?

As a long standing Foundation Trust with a background of high quality care and sound finances, the Trust can offer existing and newly accredited Consultants the following support and opportunities:

  • Protected time for research and/or special clinical interest.
  • Strong ethos on learning and development
  • Unlimited home to base mileage paid at locally agreed rate for return journeys
  • Up to £2k study leave funds per year
  • £8k flexible relocation package
  • Annual clinical excellence awards with local recognition budgets
  • Flexible working and individual job planning
  • Excellent staff benefits, e.g., subsidised lease car, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme etc
  • Health and wellbeing support, including early access to physiotherapy, staff wellbeing service

Why Lincolnshire?

Lincolnshire is steeped with history and brimming with life. Each year thousands of people choose to come to Lincolnshire, primarily for the quality of life it has to offer. There is a real mix of a thriving urban city, bustling historic market towns, idyllic villages, miles of unspoilt coastline and areas of natural beauty - a great place to live and work.

What we are about

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning mental health and learning disability organisation rated Good by the CQC, with our CAMHS service rated as Outstanding. We offer high quality of care while maintaining a sound financial position thanks to our foundation trust status.

We are recognised as one of the best mental health trusts to work for (HSJ Top 120, 2015) and the best place to train by our trainees in the East Midlands Region (Annual GMC survey 2015 and 2016).

We have been awarded regionally/nationally for our work on equality and diversity, patient safety and community partnerships. Enhancing innovation, research and clinical effectiveness is a key area for development and we are particularly seeking individuals who can lead in the delivery of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research and who can work proactively to provide safe and effective facilitation to support a wide range of national studies, ensuring that staff and patients have every opportunity to participate – giving local people a national voice.

The post-holder will be working alongside consultants who provide general psychiatric care for adults in the East Coast area. This post will have the support of a full-time SAS doctor for the Crisis Team, with a core trainee, a foundation trainee and part-time SAS doctor at Maple Lodge, and a GPVTS in Ward 12. The service is designed to increase availability and accessibility of treatment for adults with mental health problems in the Boston area.

This post is mainly based at the Department of Psychiatry which is co-located within the grounds of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire. The Department of Psychiatry consists of inpatient and outpatient facilities and also Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Services.

Inpatient – Ward 12, Boston

The post-holder will have shared responsibility for this ward with a Consultant Psychiatrist colleague (10 beds). Ward 12 is a 20 bedded mixed sex acute inpatient unit based on the first floor of the Department of Psychiatry. The ward also has a separate 2 bed private unit for military personnel, which is covered by a Consultant colleague.

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Service (CRHT)

The Trust has integrated Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment teams with inpatient resources. The teams act as gatekeepers for the inpatient units. There are four teams across the county based in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln and Louth. Each team has their own dedicated medical support. The Boston Team is detailed below:

Boston area is served by Maple Lodge, which is located in Fishtoft on the outskirts of Boston, two miles from Pilgrim Hospital site. Maple Lodge offers 15 mixed gender rehabilitation beds for adults

For further details please contact: Sandra O’Sullivan, Medical HR Advisor on 01529 416251.

To apply, please click the apply button.

Please note whilst this post is commissioned to be full time (40 hours per week) the Trust would welcome applications from those wanting a better work life balance and if you would like to consider this post but on less than full time hours please still apply and outline this on your application form and this will be looked at favourably.

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Our aim is to employ a diverse workforce, we actively encourage applications from under represented groups and those who have had lived experience.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification. 

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager. 

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01529) 222280

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.