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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/07/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 348-SW-124E

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Kingsley Ward, Melbury Lodge
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

We are very pleased to be offering the opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join a successful and motivated team to oversee 15 beds within a 25 bedded adult acute inpatient unit. Kingsley ward has been awarded a National AIMS-WA (RCPsych Accreditation for Working Age Inpatient Mental Health Services) in recognition of their good practice and high-quality care.

In 2018, the Care Quality Commission rated Kingsley ward as Good for the Caring, Effective and Responsive service it provides. It stated that ‘There was a clear, positive culture on the wards, and staff were proud of the work and care they gave. Staff felt valued… with good opportunities for personal and professional development’

Consultant time per bed is above national benchmarking levels in recognition of the vital importance of senior clinical decision making. The postholder will be working alongside another Consultant colleague on the ward and will have his/her own ‘firm’ structure including a Specialty Doctor and Foundation 2 Trainee. The wider team on Kingsley ward benefits from a full range of Professionals including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Activity Coordinators. The unit is supported by in-reach from the Acute Mental Health Team and enjoys very close working relationships with local Community Mental Health Teams.

Winchester is an ideal location for families. It is under an hour by train from Waterloo and has been rated as the ‘Best place to live in the UK’in the Halifax's annual Quality of Life survey. It is a Cathedral and University City that boasts high performing state and independent schools, plenty of green spaces, stunning architecture, and close proximity to the South Coast.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is a clinically led teaching Trust. We have a vibrant Divisional Academic Programme benefiting from close links to the University of Southampton Medical School. Clinical innovation is supported by effective Quality Improvement programmes and there are plenty of research opportunities encouraged and facilitated by the Research and Development department.

We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic consultant who is committed to lead their clinical team in providing outstanding psychiatric care to the local population we serve.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

For more information about the post and to arrange a visit to the service, please contact Dr Jeremy Rowland, Divisional Medical Director (

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

Frontline Healthcare workers (who have face-to-face contact with service users) in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . To work as a frontline healthcare worker from 1 April 2022 it will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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*Exemptions include aged under 18, medically exempt, part of a clinical trial for C19 vaccine

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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