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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Consultant Psychiatrist- Forest of Dean Recovery and AASCAT

Job Reference: 327-20-638

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Medical - Recovery (G51118)
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust provides Mental Health and specialist Learning Disability services across the counties of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The Trust was approved by the Secretary of State as a Foundation Trust from July 2007. The Trust has recently been rated overall as ’Good’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time, with acute wards for adults of working age and crisis services both being rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The successful candidate will provide senior medical advice, support, consultancy and clinical leadership to theForest of Dean Recovery Teamand to the Adult Autism Spectrum Condition Assessment Team

This appointment is for a 1.0WTE Consultant Psychiatrist to provide clinical leadership to the Forest of Dean Recovery Team (0.8WTE) based in Cinderford and to the Adult Autism Spectrum Condition Assessment Team (0.2WTE) based in Cheltenham.

The post is line managed by the Associate Medical Director and, through the Deputy Medical director for Operations, reports to the Medical Director.

The on call commitment for this post is inclusion in the county-wide consultant on call rota; 1 in 20 covering all specialties. With a first (9am to 9pm) and second (9pm-9am) on call arrangement.

The main responsibilities of the post are outlined in the attached Job Description. Please note the Job Description is currently with the Royal College of Psychiatry pending approval.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Simon Christopherson Community Working Age Adult Services AMD/CD on 01684 861160

Closing date: 22nd September 2020 Interview Date: TBC


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Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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