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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Locum Appointed for Service (LAS)

Job Reference: 354-AE-20016

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
General Psychiatry
St Marys House, Eastbourne
£31,841-£42,126 MN35

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Locum Appointed for Service (LAS) Core Trainee Years 1-3 - East Sussex

Post Starts: 1 April 2020.

Post Ends: 4 August 2020

We have exciting opportunities for Locum Appointed for Service (LAS) doctors looking to work at Core Trainee (years 1-3) level in Psychiatry. These posts are based in Eastbourne and Hastings which offers:

  • Journeys from coast to the countryside in minutes
  • A lifestyle where there are renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park
  • City life that is never far away as Brighton and Hove or London which are both within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond

The posts offer you a rewarding opportunity to gain relevant psychiatry experience at 'doctor in training' core trainee level, which includes working on a full shift rota. Although the posts are not recognised towards the 'Certificate of Completion of Training', you will be encouraged to participate in educational programmes, as well as supported to access and undertake audit and research.

You will work alongside a friendly, professional multidisciplinary team including senior consultant psychiatrist, consultant psychotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker, CBT specialists and more. You will receive weekly supervision and have exposure to the full range of acute and long term psychiatric diagnoses.

To be successful in the post you will need to have a Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) or equivalent, registered with a license to practice with the General Medical Council (GMC) and completed Foundation Years 1 & 2 (or equivalent).

Please note this post is being advertised as full time. However, please get in touch if you are interested in the position but want to work different hours or work flexibly. Not decided yet or want to discuss your individual interests in working at Sussex Partnership then please pick up the phone and talk to us! We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how our jobs can work for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Mckenna on

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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.

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