Consultant Psychiatrist – General Adult Inpatient

Job details
Posting date: 22 May 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £77,913 to £105,042 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 June 2020
Location: Plymouth, PL7 2AU
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 832-2020-MD-244

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Here at Livewell Southwest, we like to do things differently. 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 are able to offer medical jobs which are unique and tailored to you.

We are looking for an outstanding psychiatrist to complete our team on the Glenbourne Unit. As one of two Psychiatrists in the unit, you will really become a pivotal member of the Medical Team exclusively leading medical decisions on the female only ward. It is essential that you are able to deliver sound medical advice with ease and have the ability to confidently provide robust clinical leadership regarding service provision and development. The Glenbourne Unit has a track record of being trendsetters when it comes to Quality Improvement and are continuously looking to improve working processes for the patients and staff members by running a number of improvement initiatives across the unit, a contributing factor to the unit being rated as outstanding by CQC.

As a forward thinking clinician, you will effortlessly supervise any foundation, GP and psychiatry trainees assigned to the department (you will receive protected time to do this). You will offer and advise on comprehensive psychiatric assessments and admissions, safely considering appropriate alternatives to hospital admission where necessary.

Employing only 25 senior psychiatrists, LSW has a unique ability to provide doctors with job plans that are exclusively tailored to suit. Opportunities to be involved in research, appraisals, audit and teaching are just a few. You will have 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. LSW believe in their doctors and their ability to contribute to the development of the organisation as a whole. We also fully support our doctors to stay connected to what interests them, even outside of their field of specialty, to ensure a career that stays exciting and engaged.

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.

LSW is rated good and outstanding in areas by the CQC and our staff are committed to improve on ratings year on year. We know our staff are our biggest asset and so we strive to make careers that are personal, unique and flexible. We are extremely proud partners of both Plymouth University and Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) and have received exceptional feedback in our GMC survey from the trainees that have been on rotation with us.

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, HR Medical Staffing Manager at

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.

Interview date: 6th July 2020.

Closing date: 14th June 2020.

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