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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2022.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 348-PSE-522A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Community Mental Health Team - Parkway Centre
£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 looking for Consultant Psychiatrists to join two of our established Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) In Havant and Waterlooville as well as Fareham and Gosport. You will be joining a group of 11 substantive consultants working across the acute care pathway and community within the East Hampshire area of Bordon, Petersfield, Havant, Waterlooville, Hayling Island, Fareham and Gosport.

Our trust focusses on providing opportunities for candidates at various points in their career who are looking for opportunities and job plan that meets their individual needs.  We offer an excellent new consultant induction programme to support and develop you as a new consultant within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust; even if this is not your first consultant post this helps orientate you to the organisation. We have established this to create a network through your first year with the Trust combining a tailored development programme and coaching with organisational understanding.  If you have an established career and wish to expand your leadership interests, the clinical lead position in community mental health is also available in this division locally and various other opportunities within the wider trust.  We have an active Research and Development function and we are always looking for more involvement in our research projects.  We have a close partnership local universities and training schemes supporting those consultants with a keen interest in medical education at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.  You will be able to use many opportunities to create a job plan that is satisfying and productive.   

We think we have a lot to offer and look forward to talking to you about the opportunities available.  We strongly encourage an informal visit to our service prior to the assessment process and are keen to provide successful candidates with a job plan that works for their needs and lifestyle balanced with the needs of the service.

The south east area of Hampshire is a versatile place to live.  It has close links commuting to London, Brighton and the Isle of Wight.  There are ferry services to the European mainland from Portsmouth as well.  The local area has quick access to the countryside nature of the South Downs and various beaches and seaside towns along the south coast. There are excellent state and private schools in the areas for those seeking to relocate with families and for individuals or couples, Porstmouth provides a vibrant lifestyle to accommodate.

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

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