Consultant Psychiatrist – Older Adult Inpatient

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Consultant Psychiatrist – Older Adult Inpatient
Employer: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Department: Old Age
Psychiatry Location: Langley Green Hospital, Opal Ward, Crawley Salary:
£82,096 – £110,683 per annum
We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are
looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the
patients, carers and local communities that we serve.
We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where
they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can
help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to
Sussex Partnership.
Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere
commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we
have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee
Assistance Programme.
In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from
Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications
from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the
communities we serve.
The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.
Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working
arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following
their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.
Sussex Partnership is about the people. The people we work for, the people
we work with and the people we want to become. We want to create the right
job for you that not only provides a service but works with your interests.
Research – Are you looking to further or start your research? We have
Research Assistants embedded within teams and have access to leading edge
technology to support you with this.
Education – Are you interested in taking students on placement or getting
involved with teaching? We have strong links with Brighton and Sussex
Medical School.
Support – Are you looking for opportunities to work flexibly or work in
teams that understand and support each other? We appreciate how caring our
staff are and recognise the importance of caring about you too.
The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join the integrated adult
and functional older adult inpatient team at Langley Green Hospital,
Crawley. The unit serves the population of Horsham, Crawley, Haywards
Heath, East Grinstead and Burgess Hill.
You will be part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary ward team
that consists of a Specialty Doctor, Junior Doctor, Matron, Nurse, Support
Workers, OT’s and more. The ward team is also supported by additional
resources such as ‘The Early Discharge Team’. The day hospital within the
building also adds to the resource for patients admitted to the ward
The Trust strives to maximise clinical time for doctors so you will benefit
from an assigned 0.5 WTE of direct admin support, as well as an established
administrative support service who work for the whole team.
You will join a medical advisory committee consisting of Psychiatrists in
the North West Sussex (Consultants and SAS doctors) who meet monthly to
discuss service needs and issues at a local level. In addition to this
there are established consultant peer groups which you will be encouraged
to join.
The Trust operates a QI methodology which is encouraged to be used by all
staff. This post is one example of the commitment of the Trust to develop
better provision and capacity for Langley Green hospital and the families
and carers using the service. There are also opportunities to use SPA time
for teaching or clinical and other basic research through Sussex University
and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Sussex Partnership is committed to participation, meaning that we involve
patients and their carers and supporters, in service decision-making and
planning. You will be expected to contribute to this shared value and to
support the functioning of this service in the delivery of its
participation strategy.
Not decided yet or want to discuss your individual interests in working at
Sussex Partnership then please pick up the phone and talk to us! We want to
hear your thoughts and ideas on how our jobs can work for you!
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the
safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable
adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank
workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure
that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank
workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action
to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the
relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience
in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into
consideration when setting the starting salary.
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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that
we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted.
If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is
likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please
do not be discouraged from applying again.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve
the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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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.
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