Consultant Psychiatrist

Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, Suffolk
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum dependent on experience
05 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

A great place to work, a great place to live

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

Job Description/Person Specification

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

Your Application

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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. West Suffolk mental health services serve a population of approximately 275,000 people.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint to a full time Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist based in the community in the West of Suffolk.

The successful applicant will be working with a team of enthusiastic Community Psychiatry Consultants and MDT colleagues, in established Integrated Delivery Teams, based in Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. These teams cover various pathways including Adult, Enhanced Community(which is generally working with those with either less severe or more stable forms of mental illness/disorder), Later Life, Child and Family, Youth, and Neurodevelopmental. The post holder may be expected to work across pathways where the expertise of an Adult Psychiatrist is required. Inpatient and Home Treatment facilities are based at Wedgwood House, West Suffolk Hospital.

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.

West Suffolk is a predominantly rural area but with good rail and road links to London, and, via the coastal ports and Stansted airport, Europe and further afield! Local economy is based on light industry and farming. Bury St Edmunds is the largest of the market towns in the west of Suffolk, 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 three months of the interview date. Full GMC registration, approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, eligibility for Approved Clinician status and appropriate adult psychiatry experience are required.

Candidates are invited to contact Dr Claire Dibben, Consultant Psychiatrist on 01284 733188 or  Chris Payne, Community Services Manager on 01284 719725. They would be delighted to talk to you and to arrange a visit if you would like.

Equal Opportunities

Apart 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.

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