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Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Learning Disability posted by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£77,913 - £105,042 / year
NHS Band 9

Job Description

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Adult Learning Disability Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
11/02/2019 23:59

Consultant Psychiatrist – Adult Community – Taunton

Pay Scale: £77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Area: Taunton

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Community Services (CMHT) to join the trust with responsibility for the Taunton area.

The successful applicant will be joining a trust recently awarded good by the CQC and and will be supported by a 0.8WTE Specialty Doctor.

Taunton is a thriving town with excellent transport links to the nearby cities of Bristol and Exeter. Located on the outskirts of multiple areas outstanding natural beauty, Taunton truly captures the meaning of work life balance.

The area is well supported by a range of good state and independent school options and a range of accommodation offering great value for money.



  • Deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and physical health needs through outpatient clinics home visits as required;
  • Act as Responsible Clinician for patients subject to a Community Treatment Order and occasionally, by mutual agreement, for patients on extended Section 17 leave. This will include the preparation of Mental Health Act (MHA) Review Tribunal and other reports and attending MHA Tribunals;
  • Undertake MHA assessments as the Trust Section 12 doctor for patients in their catchment area.
  • Work closely with the community teams to provide effective multidisciplinary collaborative care.
  • Provide visible and clear clinical leadership to the mental health service both locally and across the Trust;
  • Work collaboratively with the inpatient consultant and team based at Rowan Ward to ensure smooth transition for patients admitted and discharged from the ward;
  • Contribute to the development of community mental health services.
  • Participate in Medical Audit, including audit of their own practice and attendance at quarterly Medical Audit meetings;
  • The post-holder can opt to join the senior out-of-hours on-call rota subject to availability.


The successful candidate will be Section 12 approved, with eligibility for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of CCT at time of application), ideally with prior experience gained in a General Adult Community setting.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. 

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on [Click here to apply].

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If successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Somerset Partnership to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Job Requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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