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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities Services

Job Reference: 367-HPFT-MEDICAL-225

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Learning Disabilities
Location:
Lexden Hospital, Colchester
Salary:
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is at the forefront of providing integrated health and social care. The Trust specialises in providing services for people with mental health problems and people with a learning disability including those who require specialist or forensic health care.

HPFT is one of a handful of mental health trusts in the country to receive a CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’. The Trust aims “to become the leading provider of Mental Health and Specialist Learning Disability services in the country”.

The learning disability service stream provides specialist health care to adults with learning disabilities in North Essex. There is a good working relationship with Essex County Council. Health in Mind provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems in North Essex. Health in Mind is part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mid and North East Essex Mind. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

The post holder will be required to provide medical leadership across the Community Learning Disability team in the East and Mid; covering the catchment area of CO3 and CO4 of Colchester, East Essex and part of Mid Essex.

The post holder will also ensure the provision of a comprehensive and robust psychiatric service to people with Intellectual Disability with complex needs living in the community in their responsible catchment area.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Indermeet Sawhney, Clinical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist for North Essex, isawhney@nhs.net




About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions 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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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