Consultant in Neuropsychiatry

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£76,761 - £103,490
13 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive Consultant Neuropsychiatrist (10 PA) at North Bristol Trust. North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the South West and one of the largest in the UK.

North Bristol NHS Trust’s Neuropsychiatry Service is based at The Rosa Burden Centre, on the Southmead Hospital campus, Bristol. The Centre provides specialist outpatient and inpatient care for patients who have complex neuro-psychiatric clinical presentations which require a flexible person-centered approach and innovative management.

As part of the Trust’s Neuroscience and Musculoskeletal (NMSK) Directorate, the centre works closely with the Neurology, Neurosurgical, Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology specialties in delivering seamless pathways of care to patients with neuropsychiatric, neurological and neurosurgical presentations. As part of this role, the service provides a neuro-psychiatric liaison service to the acute wards within the trust.

The service provides assessment and management for the following conditions:

  • Neuropsychiatric aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders and epilepsy including the Epilepsy Surgery Programme.
  • Functional Neurological & Somatoform disorders (including non-epileptic attack disorder)
  • Neuropsychiatric aspects of brain injury, cognitive problems and dementia.
  • Neuropsychiatric presentations of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Complex sleep disorders.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register for Psychiatry, have CCT in Psychiatry or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date. Alternatively the applicant must be eligible for entry on to the GMC Specialist Register following appropriate previous training/experiences. Full Registration with the GMC is essential. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

Salary scale YC72: £76,761 to £103,490 per annum

Closing date: 12th July 2018

Interview date 28th August 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Joanna Pawlowska - Assistant General Manager - Rheumatology, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Neurophysiology - on 0117 41 47483

Alternatively please contact Mr Ryan Doherty - Neuropsychiatry Service Manager- on 0117 4140481

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The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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.

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