Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult Liaison)

Ipswich, Suffolk
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
19 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
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 applications 

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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 Campus 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.

For 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.

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.

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.

UK Registration

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

Closing date: 21 April 2018. Interview date: 10 May 2018.

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