Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities Consultant
Main area Learning Disabilities Grade Consultant Contract Permanent Hours
Full Time 40 hours per week Job ref 350-MCT1094570-C
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Site Hesketh Centre Town Southport Salary £79,860 – £107,668 per annum
Salary period Yearly Closing 22/10/2020 23:59
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and
community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired
brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby,
Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in
Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of
England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability
services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.
We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we
have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services,
from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This
passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated
us “Good”.
Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability,
Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way
we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to
demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the
Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.
The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation
understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the
organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts
and minds was apparent”.
We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also
particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people
that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome
applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the
benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to
their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality
information with us.
Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.
Applications are invited for a full time (10 PAs + 1 additional programmed
activity) Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities.
At Mersey Care we are passionate about mental health and wellbeing, and
delivering the best possible care for the people we serve. Quality,
recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.
We are offering a 10 PA position. The post holder will have responsibility
for the assessment, management and care of patients with intellectual
disability within Sefton community LD team which includes GPs within the
Southport and Formby CCG patch. This will include providing medical support
to patients who have suspected or established comorbid mental disorder or
significant behavioural disturbance. This will involve clinics at the team
base and home visits. There is the provision of 1 core trainee and 1
specialist trainee which is jointly shared with the south sefton
consultant. The community LD team comprises of nurses, support workers,
psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
We offer dedicated administrative support and office accommodation which
co-located with general psychiatry services. The current team base is
undergoing new development to a new purpose built site in Southport by
The Trust is focused on driving change and innovation by supporting and
enhancing the leadership role of our senior clinicians and this role would
offer opportunities for you to lead and develop excellent practice in the
** Job Description Updated April 2019 **
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information regarding your application will come from not
NHS Jobs. Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our
person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process
please contact recruitment on 0151 472 7557 to ensure that measures can be
put in place to support you.
We reserve the right to close any vacancy earlier than advertised in
exceptional circumstances once we have received a high volume of
The Trust expects all post holders who require an enhanced DBS for their
role subscribe to the DBS Update Service. You will be required to enrol for
this service for a fee of £13 per year and maintain registration. Trans
applicants who require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of
their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team
(01516761452 or email with their application
number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team is
able to prevent any previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate,
unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which
case this will need to be disclosed.
We celebrate diversity and promote equal opportunities; we are committed to
challenging and eliminating racism and other forms of discrimination and
advancing and promoting equality of opportunity in the provision of
services and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We
believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview scheme
for applicants who consider themselves to be disabled who meet the minimum
(essential) criteria for the role in the person specification. If you would
like your application to be considered under the Trust’s guaranteed
interview scheme you can indicate this in the personal information section
of your online application form.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the
UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably
qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up
the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to
satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified
EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit
the UKVI website .From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants,
applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record
certificate from each country they have resided continuously or
cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants
(over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can
be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants .
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.