Part Time Consultant in Children’s Learning Disabilities
Are you looking forward to your first Consultant post, or maybe you are thinking about a change?
Discover the career opportunities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT).
CWPT provides Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community services to people of all ages living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We also provide specialist Learning Disability in patient services to a wider geographical area. Rated good by the CQC the Trust is an organisation that is continuously improving and we would welcome interest from individuals who want to join us to make a difference.
Coventry and Warwickshire as a region has a real buzz, offering a great place to live and work, catering for everyone, young and old. Coventry is a vibrant city to be based, with a wealth of cultures and opportunities on offer, recently awarded City of Culture in 2021. Warwickshire is a county with world famous attractions, including, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, with town and countryside right on your doorstep.
We currently have the following Consultant posts (Pay Scale: £77,913 - £105,042) on offer within Children’s Learning Disabilities.
0.8wte Consultant based at Brooklands Hospital and the Whitestone Centre, Nuneaton.
The post holder will share responsibility for the adolescent in-patient service at Brooklands Hospital with the existing consultant and be wholly responsible for the community service in North Warwickshire and Rugby.
The post will be based on an 8 PA job plan (6 PAs in Direct Clinical Care and 2 PAs in Supporting Professional Activities). The majority of the clinical workload will be dedicated to the Inpatient Adolescent LD Unit at Brooklands and the rest to the Community Child LD service in North Warwickshire and Rugby. There is an out-of-hours on-call commitment (currently about 1 in 8) with adequate junior medical support.
CWPT is a teaching Trust with close links to Warwick Medical School. The post holder will be expected to take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The post holder will also be expected to participate in the necessary supporting professionals activities such as audits in order to work towards successful Revalidation. The Trust is committed to the Continuing Professional Development of all doctors and appropriate study leave and funding will be granted.
The post holder will benefit from the support of an experienced peer group of CAMHS and LD CAMHS psychiatrists within the Trust.
We are looking for individuals who are experienced and work well in a multidisciplinary team. They must also be excellent communicators. Having the relevant experience in both CAMHS and Learning Disability, the applicant must also possess the appropriate qualifications (MRCPsych; CCT or equivalent in either Child Psychiatry or Learning disability Psychiatry). Those who are within 6 months of obtaining their CCT by the date of the interview may also apply. The post holder will need to be Section 12(2) approved or eligible for approval.
The Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Because of the nature of the work, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This post may not attract a work permit. Applications from candidates who require a work permit to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable applicants.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service. All staff recruited to the Trust after 1 July 2015 will pay for and maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. The initial cost of the DBS check will be taken from your salary over the first three months of employment. Membership fees of the DBS Update Service will be paid by you directly.
The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
All members of staff have a responsibility to ensure that vulnerable adults and children are safe from abuse or harm. Employees must follow the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust’s vulnerable adults and safeguarding children policies. In any instance of concern, staff can contact the Trust Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults & Children or a member of the Safeguarding Children Team for advice and support. It is an employee’s responsibility to comply with all current legislation, breaches of which may lead to an employee being subject to disciplinary action.
As an employee of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust you are responsible for protecting yourself and others against the risk of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection. All staff, clinical or non-clinical are expected to comply with infection control policies and procedures. You will attend the mandatory infection control training and updates as required by the Trust.
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