Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Horsham, West Sussex
£76,761 - £103,490
16 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Career Level
Full Time

We’re a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We’re looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Please note we have 1.6 WTE vacancies in North West Sussex

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health care for children, young people and their families in Sussex and Hampshire, to support with conditions such as anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and learning difficulties. We provide services in hospitals, in-patient units and community services and we are seeking people to join us, to help us continue to provide high quality services.

We are now the most active mental health research organisation in the south of England and more than 9000 participants have taken part in our high quality research studies.

Our staff complete both mandatory and statutory training, and are also offered opportunities to take part in individual CPD training, relevant to their professional discipline and experience.

By joining Sussex Partnership not only would you be working in a multidisciplinary and supportive team, you would be able to reap the benefits of a varied lifestyle living along the South coast. Whether it is enjoying the beaches and vibrant city of Brighton and Hove, taking in the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs National Park in Hastings during a walk or bike ride, or by enjoying a visit to the seaside town of Worthing for a traditional ice cream or a trip to one of their many theatres, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Say goodbye to the long commute to work every day and come and join us, living and working in Sussex.”

Whatever your job, we want to help you learn, so that you can do it brilliantly. This might also help you progress in your career so that you can contribute in new ways. All staff who join Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will complete a full and extensive welcome to the trust including induction and shadowing opportunities.

In the end, it’s all about creating learning that makes a difference to the people who use our services and the people who work in them. We believe learning can help make our services safer, more effective and more compassionate.

We set up staff training, from basic skills to doctorate egrees. We support the placement of tomorrow’s nurses. Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychological therapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals during their training.

We are a University Trust and run courses with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and seven other universities across the South East and beyond. Our events and courses aim to bring staff of different disciplines, students, service users and carers together, to share experiences and ideas so that we can work well together.

Sussex Partnership actively support staff in the completion of their continuous professional development including regular clinical, managerial and professional supervision, annual appraisal and reflective practice.

Additionally staff are able to apply for funding for completion of professional training which if awarded will be supported by a Learning Agreement.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust is committed to encouraging CPD/CME for all medical staff and has agreed to fund a sum of up to £650.00 per person per year for CPD/CME. The post-holder will be expected to have a plan for such education as is deemed appropriate, taking into account his/her own needs and those of the service. Basic entitlement for professional development is 10 working days per annum (30 days per 3 year period).

All Consultants have responsibility for ensuring their own Continuing Professional Development and are expected to register for CPD and to be in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists register for CPD.

There are Consultant peer groups which occur on a monthly basis for the CAMHS consultants, which the candidate will be encouraged to join. These are used to agree plans for CPD as well as presenting case based discussions. The Trust is committed to supporting CPD activities both internally and externally.

For Specialty doctors the study leave is the same, but budget is £500 pa.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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