Consultant Psychiatrist (General Adult - 1 WTE)

Norwich, Norfolk
10 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A great place to work, a great place to live

We are pleased to announce we are seeking to recruit to a Consultant Psychiatrist post in the Central Locality Acute Services in the Central Norfolk Locality of Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Quality of living for staff working in Norfolk and Suffolk is high with areas of outstanding beauty and access to the culture and charm of these counties.

The Trust has a strong educational reputation for teaching of medical students and training of psychiatrists with a well-established training programme for junior and senior trainees. The successful candidate would be expected to support the ongoing development of research, teaching and training within their post and across the Trust.

NSFT is committed to Service User and Carer involvement in the design and review of Service provision. The successful candidate would be expected to hold this principle in the centre of their work ethic.

The post requires an exemplary clinical leader who will support the delivery of high quality and safe patient care through effective multidisciplinary and multiagency working. The post requires a highly skilled clinician who is flexible, adaptable and resilient who will actively participate in continuing to develop our services.

The post is based in Thurne Ward, Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an established team within our Acute Services. The Acute Assessment Unit opened in spring 2015 and forms part of the acute care pathway that we have developed in our Acute Services

The unit consists of 15 beds, and acts as the assessment area to triage all patients who may require hospital admission for treatment, or for input from our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT). The unit admits patients for 3- 7 days to allow for full assessment and identification of the appropriate care pathway for each patient. This may be for example discharge with acute care delivered at home by our CRHT, and/or care delivered by Community Mental Health teams, GPs and other partners, or admission to an acute in-patient treatment setting.

We are seeking to employ a flexible, resilient candidate with outstanding clinical and leadership skills to be part of and continue to drive forward this team. The successful candidate will be a key driver in the ongoing success of the team.

This appointment represents a significant personal and professional development opportunity for the right candidate.

A £10,000 recruitment premia is available for the right candidate*.

Interviews are due to take place in week commencing 4 June 2018.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michael Cummings, Service Manager, on 01603 421 421/

Alternatively, please click the apply button.

*external candidates only


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). 

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.