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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2022.

Consultant Psychiatrist - (RRP-£15k)

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6834

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
Sycamore Centre, Beaconsfield Site Beacon Lane Grantham Lincolnshire
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Thank you for considering Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) as your future employer

We are currently advertising for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work within Learning Disabilities, Specialist Services Division.

The services within community learning disability are provided across four community hubs in Lincolnshire as well as a number of satellite clinics which are used to enable choice and care close to home, when required.

The team work together, with other organisations to provide a single assessment process to reduce how often people have to tell their story. The team then discuss all referrals and allocate the appropriate professional to support service users and carers with their individual needs.

This post

As Consultant Psychiatrist you will be based at Sycamore Centre, Grantham and will cover the South West CCG (Sleaford and Grantham) as well as the North Hykeham area.

The ID Consultants hold a monthly peer group with case presentations and matters such as CPD and service issues are discussed. An LD Audit Group meets every 3 months.

The average caseload within LPFT for an ID Consultant is 92 with an average of 16 referrals per month.

About LPFT

This is an excellent and exciting time to join an innovative Trust, aspiring for better patient outcomes. The Trust has services across 4 divisions divided into Adult Inpatient, Adult Community, Older Adults and Specialist Services across 50 locations, employing around 2500 staff with an average income of £110m.

We are proud that in the past 3 years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England and in the top 10% nationally of all Trusts. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall. LPFT is a high performing and financially sound organisation and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the East Midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey).

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

LPFT has an established Medical Management Team (MMT) working towards the National People Plan as well as its local people strategies coupled with the MMT Workforce Transformation Plan.

The Trust is on a transformational journey through enhancing innovation, research and clinical effectiveness and is also a key area for development and we are particularly seeking individuals who can lead in the delivery of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

University of Lincoln opened its Medical School in collaboration with The University of Nottingham in 2019 with student experience going from strength to strength thanks to our Senior Consultant representation and quality placements within LPFT. As set out in our work programme we’ll be increasing our university partnership which will only strengthen our reputation as the best education and training provider in the East Midlands.

The Offer

• Attractive remuneration package including an additional recruitment premium of £15k
• Local pension options outside of NHS Pension
• Flexible relocation package up to £8k
• Active internal medical bank with competitive hourly rates
• Protected time for research and special clinical interests
• Annual Clinical Excellence Awards
• Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
• Study leave budget of £2000 per person per annum
• A strong ethos on learning and development
• Excellent post graduate training experience and medical education team
• Flexible working, less than full time working, geographically distanced home working considered where this can be safely managed
• Excellent staff benefits; see attached staff benefits booklet
• Health and wellbeing support, e.g. early access to physiotherapy, psychological therapies, occupational therapy and more
• Enhanced maternity package – 52 weeks leave
• Supportive carer / family leave policy for family emergencies

Next steps

For more details please see the job description however, for a better insight into the Trust and the role itself please contact Dr Adaeze Bradshaw, Clinical Director for Specialist Services / Consultant Psychiatrist initially via email

For the right candidate, where there is a genuine interest in the vacancy the Trust is committed to supporting a working holiday with travel and accommodation funded for you. This visit would allow you to meet future colleagues, gain a good understanding of the role itself and the environment in which you’d be working in and to explore what Lincolnshire has to offer. The goal of the visit would be to ensure the post is a good fit for you and the Trust.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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