Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - 10 PA per week

Location
Weymouth, Dorset
Salary
£77,913 - £105,042 pa
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Feb 2019
Ref
152-ME25.19A
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Psychiatry
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CMHT Weymouth (North)

Would you like to be part of the new NHS? Here in Dorset we are going places and Dorset HealthCare will be at the front of true integrated care and patient focused clinical care.

Dorset HealthCare can offer excellent career development opportunities in medical education, medical leadership and clinical expertise.

This post is for a full-time General Adult Psychiatrist working in Weymouth & Portland Community Mental Health Team, a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive community based services to local people.

It is one of two full-time consultant posts on offer in Weymouth, following changes to medical staffing that have increased the amount of consultant time in the CMHT. The postholder will be supported by the Trust and locality management team to provide high quality patient care and clinical leadership to the CMHT.

It is an excellent opportunity for any psychiatrist who enjoys the satisfaction and rewards of working with colleagues to improve the lives of people with severe mental illness. The team base at Westhaven Hospital, Weymouth makes for an easy commute from the many attractive places to live in the west of Dorset.

 In return we can also offer you:

  • Flexible working options to include condensed hours and part time working
  • A generous relocation package of up to £5,000
  • Study Leave Allocation of £1,000 per year
  • Staff benefit schemes – which allow you to obtain child care vouchers, lease a bicycle, home technology equipment or a car ; buying/selling of annual leave as well as discounts across travel, shopping and leisure activities
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – FREE use of the Trust beach huts along the stunning Dorset coastline.

More information on working for Dorset Health Care and living in this beautiful part of the country can be found on the following link

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/welcome-to-dorset-healthcare

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service or are able to present a valid portable DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people.

Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.

We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users. Some of our services are rated outstanding by the CQC, and we constantly strive to improve in all aspects of our work.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Staff are also regularly consulted to help shape improvements or changes to the way the Trust is run, and their outstanding work is recognised through our Heroes awards scheme.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs. 

Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Application Guidance’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. 

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this vacancy as soon as possible. 

Please note that all communication will be electronic so please check your email account regularly. 

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sudipto Das, Deputy Medical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disability (01305 361433), Dr John Stephens, Lead Consultant for Adult Mental Health (01202 263073) and Mr Marc Flute, Service Manager for Weymouth & Portland CMHT (01305 362060).

Visits can be arranged via Mrs Lynda Pearce (Medical HR) (01202 277173). Please note that the Trust will reimburse expenses for up to two pre-interview visits in respect of short listed candidates. 

If you have problems applying, contact Telephone 01202277213.

To apply, please click the apply button.

 

 

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