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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2021.

Consultant Psychiatrist - Assertive Outreach Service

Job Reference: 832-2021-MD-268

Livewell Southwest CIC
832 K30170 Adult Mental Health
£84,559 to £114,003 per annum

Livewell Southwest is an award-winning provider of NHS health and social care services in Plymouth and NHS community health services in South Hams and West Devon. Quality care is at the heart of our philosophy to help keep people safe, well and at home.

A leader in integrated care, we continue to innovate our services into multidisciplinary teams shaped around our localities. As a social enterprise, we offer excellent terms and conditions and future career development opportunities. Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City offering culture and excellent travel links.

Consultant Psychiatrist – Assertive Outreach Service (AOS)

10 PA

We are excited to welcome applications for the post of Consultant Psychiatrist in our Assertive Outreach Service (AOS).

The AOS Team is intended for patients with severe and enduring mental illness. These patients are often difficult to engage and so you as consultant in the service will take a lead role in providing motivation, clinical leadership and support to the Inpatient and Community MDT. You will also use these expert skills to facilitate successful partnership working with external agencies.

As an experienced clinician, you will be able to offer comprehensive psychiatric assessments with ease, ensuring that only the best support is in place for patients under your care. As a senior doctor you will be at the forefront of decision making for service provision and development, supporting the Speciality Grade Doctor within the team. You will have the skills and knowledge to supervise the foundation, GP and psychiatry trainees assigned to the department (you will receive protected time to do this) and you will also have the drive to take part in psychiatric teaching and in academic meetings.

Employing only 52 senior grade doctors, LSW has a unique ability to provide doctors with job plans that are exclusively tailored to suit successful applicants. Additional opportunities are often available in research, appraisals, and audit, to name just a few. As a senior doctor, you will take an active awareness in LSW management, sharing advice and contributing to senior meetings as appropriate. With a robust Clinical Leadership Management structure, doctors are supported and encouraged to apply for roles to enhance their growth, be it as an Education or Clinical Supervisor or a member of the Medical Management Team. We are committed to fully supporting our doctors to stay connected to what interests them, even outside of their field of speciality, to ensure a career that stays stimulating and unique.

We believe in our doctors and your ability to contribute to the development of the organisation as a whole. As one of the UK’s only providers of physical, mental and social healthcare services for people of all ages and one of the UKs largest health and social care Community Interest Companies, we know our staff are our biggest asset. LSW is rated good and outstanding in areas by the CQC and our staff are committed to improve on ratings year on year. We are also extremely proud partners of both Plymouth University and Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD).

Doctors are provided with a generous study leave allowance of 33 days over three years. We also encourage participation in the Out of Hours on Call Rota (currently 1 in 14) with appropriate compensatory rest provision. Inclusion in the teaching of trainee doctors is expected and you will receive access to our weekly teaching programme and regular peer group and reflective practice

So, what are you waiting for? We have a strong reputation as being an employer of choice and often have trainees and previous recruits returning to us, why not come and join us and see what we are made of!

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact; Dr Jos Dawe, Clinical Lead for Adult Mental Health at or Teresa Barrett, Medical Workforce Manager at or 07917 504 025.

The necessary information;

Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice is required, as is entry on the Specialist register.

NHS pension is available for those who are eligible. Pension through other providers is available should the former not apply to you.

Those pursuing CESR are also encouraged to apply, to be considered for a “locum to substantive” transitional position. Our department has a track record of supporting doctors through the CESR process and would welcome the opportunity to support you through it.

The interview date is to be confirmed though likely early January 2022.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers which includes frontline workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID -19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022 to allow for a 2nd dose to be made before 1st April 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment process.


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Additional opportunities:

There are also a number of opportunities within health and care, across Devon, please click on the link entitled 'Proud to Care' more information.

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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.

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