Learning Disabilities Consultant Psychiatrist

  • South West of England
  • Up to £120000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Consultant

Posted May 22, 2024

We have an excellent permanent job opportunity for a Learning Disabilities Consultant Psychiatrist to work for a private inpatient service based in the South West. This is a part-time role working four days per week (32 hours) on a 9 bedded inpatient ward for men with learning disabilities.

Your expertise will be the driving force for life-changing treatment, where you’re fully supported by a Specialty Doctor and a first-class multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Salary: £120,000 per annum (for 32 hours per week)

Position: Learning Disabilities Consultant

Hours: Part time – 32 hours per week

Setting: 9 bedded inpatient ward for men with learning disabilities

Location: South West

For this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Take overall responsibility for patient treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT
  • Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
  • Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis & treatment
  • Participate in ward rounds & clinical audits
  • Lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management & embed clinical governance
  • Supervise reports for Mental Health Act tribunals & managers’ hearings & attend hearings
  • Participate in the telephone on-call rota

What benefits are on offer?

  • 30 days annual leave entitlement + birthday & work anniversary + plus bank holidays
  • 5 days study leave, study budget and in-house CPD/ peer group programme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme covering 3x salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Research & teaching opportunities (including teach on CESR & MRCPsych programmes)
  • Opportunity to lead and participate in QI & Audit initiatives
  • Company Funded Cash plan
  • Gym Discounts across the UK as well as free online fitness classes with ClassPass, Nutritional Programmes and Fitness Consultations
  • Discount schemes including Reward Gateway, NHS Discount and Blue Lights Card
  • Free meals, on-site parking and EAP support
  • Smart Health Toolkit, including 24 hour GP service with the option of prescription delivery to your local pharmacy
  • Annual Medical Conference

For this role, we’re looking for someone who is:

  • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
  • LD experience or having a special interest in this area
  • Registered on the specialist register (CCT/CESR), Section 12 and AC Status
  • Experienced & knowledgeable in adult psychiatry & mental health diagnosis
  • Knowledgeable of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, along with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
  • A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
  • Committed to continued professional development
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) or equivalent

What can Athona offer you?

  • Experts in the psychiatry sector offering a professional and supportive service
  • Nationwide vacancies available in the NHS and private sector, many exclusive to Athona
  • Provide support from start to finish, including negotiations on terms and onboarding
  • Overseas support for candidates not familiar with the UK
  • A supportive team who truly care about your career, taking the time to understand your needs and help you achieve your aspirations
  • Support beyond placement, making sure you’re happy with your new job and it continues to fulfil your career goals.

Interested? Simply apply above today to enjoy these excellent career prospects and reap the rewards of making a real difference to others, every day.

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.

Call James on 01277 286021 or email a copy of your CV to James.Parmenter@athona.com.

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