Adult Community Mental Health Team Consultant Psychiatrist

Kings Lynn
£76,761 - £103,490 per an
02 Apr 2018
03 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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!

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We are very pleased to be recruiting to 2 WTE Consultant posts in Adult Community Team based in Kings Lynn (part of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust). This post is community based and covers the Community Mental Health Team of which Flexible Assertive Community Team are a part of.

The Community Team is a well established and experienced team consisting of Senior Mental Health Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners and an experienced and highly skilled Specialist Clinical Psychologist.

This job would be ideal either for an established consultant, or someone who has recently finished their training. The successful applicant would be joining an enthusiastic team of Adult Psychiatrists who are welcoming and supportive. There are currently 2 full time Community Consultant Psychiatrists and 1 Specialty Doctor within the department. There are trainees on regular rotation. The successful applicant would be encouraged and supported to take on appropriate supervision of junior colleagues.

The trust has a strong educational reputation with excellent opportunities for teaching and research.  There are close ties to both the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia (based in Norwich).  There is a very active teaching programme for medical students from the University of Cambridge. In addition research is strongly encouraged within the department and there is a well established research network within the trust.

In addition there is a local teaching programme for all psychiatry doctors and a regular old age psychiatry departmental teaching programme. 

The successful candidate would take part in a West Norfolk locality on-call rota, currently approximately 1 in 10.This job would be ideal either for an established Consultant, or someone who has recently finished their training. The successful applicant would be joining a loyal and enthusiastic team who are welcoming and supportive. The successful applicant would be encouraged and supported to take on appropriate supervision of junior colleagues.

Proposed interview date: 20 June 2018

For further details / informal visits contact: Stephanie Payne Deputy Service manager,, telephone 01553 736068. Dr Luk Ho Lead Clinician

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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.

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