To provide clinical leadership for a new Perinatal Mental Health community service in Cambridgeshire.
The consultant will have primary responsibility for the north of the county. The service will be staffed by Clinical Nurse Specialists in Perinatal Mental Health as well as Psychologists and other allied professionals.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved at the outset of a fledgling service seeking to provide excellent care for women and, by extension, their babies (and partners) during pregnancy and in the first year post-partum.
This post would suit creative clinicians looking for their first experience in Perinatal Psychiatry at Consultant level or those experienced in the field. The birth rate for Cambridgeshire is approximately 13,000 births a year and CPFT has excellent and proactive working relationships with the relevant maternity units at the two acute trusts covering the county. The successful appointee will be expected to work collaboratively with, amongst others, General Adult, Liaison and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as Obstetric colleagues in developing streamlined pathways in pursuit of care that is safe, high quality and has patient experience as a priority.
In addition to direct clinical care, the service is expected to be active in teaching/training – including but not limited to medical students, psychiatry trainees, midwives, health visitors, social workers and obstetricians - staff support, management activities and service development. It is envisaged that the new service will be developed in line with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidance and aim for excellence as benchmarked by the Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health Services of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.
Depending on the interests of the post-holder, there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management, service development and under/post-graduate teaching. There are excellent links with the academic department and the potential for consultants to be involved in research. There is an excellent CPD programme and opportunities for professional development.
CPFT is a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners, working together with the University of Cambridge Clinical School. We are also aligned with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry which is internationally recognised as a 5* leading centre for research.
Applicants must have GMC registration with a Licence to Practice and be on the specialist register or be within six months of their CCT date at interview.
In return, we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.
If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs, then we want to hear from you.
For further details or an informal visit, please contact Dr Fiona Thompson, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, on 01223 216167.
To apply, please click the apply button and search for Job Reference: 310-MAC59-1354849
Closing date: 25 January 2019. Interview date: 22nd March 2019.
If you are unable to attend an interview on the suggested date, please let us know on your application form as other options may be available.
The Trust believes in equal opportunities and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexuality or religious belief.