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Consultant Psychiatrist for Children with Learning Disabilities posted by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Medical Staffing

Full Time
YC 72

Job Description


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Vacancy Reference:  313 – MS9493


Can you demonstrate our values of Trust Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below……

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  Our 5500 staff serves a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

The Division of Families Young People and Childrens Service incorporates a wide range of services for people of all ages to:

 • Improve the health of our local communities

• Provide appropriate health services universally to all children and young people

• Provide necessary additional health interventions for service users with identified needs

• Meet the specialist needs of service users locally and across the region

The Division has a unique opportunity to deliver these services in a more joined-up way to enhance the experience and outcomes of people who use them. Our ambition is to shift the focus of interdisciplinary care to the earliest point in a service user’s journey.

We are now seeking to recruit a full time Consultant for Children with Learning Disabilities to join a well-established team.  Our Consultant and supporting medical, nursing and therapy staff team provides a service to the children with moderate sever and profound learning disability.  We team work within teams and across neighbourhoods to provide the full range of medical, developmental and behavioural problem services for children and young people. 

Experience in general and incorporating experience in education, developmental and challenging behaviours is essential as is experience in the management of children with complex healthcare needs.

Every opportunity will be given to encourage personal initiatives, research and specialist interests. The Trust will fully support applicants wishing to develop the appropriate skills and expertise in these areas of practise and research.  The post holder will be expected to work with autonomy to provide highly professional and specialist advice to colleagues to ensure high standards of direct care deliver, inclusive of supportive systems for professional revalidation and performance development of teams who are accountable for the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care.

There is an active academic department which has a wide international research profile and delivers innovative teaching to students from Leicester University School of Medicine. 

Applications are invited from registered medical practitioners, who have or are eligible for, a CCT or an equivalent approved indicator of training and eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register within six months of the interview date. 

As an employer we offer:

  • Protected time for research/special clinical interest
  • Annual Clinical excellence awards, local recognition budget
  • Home to base mileage (NHS T&Cs)
  • Relocation Expenses – a removal expenses package may be payable
  • Access to funds to support CPD
  • Agile working with ICT support
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice scheme, discount schemes and cycle scheme
  • Staff health and wellbeing, subsidised gym membership and other wellbeing support

Informal visits and enquiries are welcomed.  Please contact the Lead Consultant, Dr Alvina Ali  or Deanne Rennie, Acting Clinical Director on [Click here to apply]

Closing Date:              30 September 2019

Interview Date:          tbc

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