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

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Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

On the 1st October 2019 the Mental Health and Learning disability services in North Cumbria, currently managed by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be transferring to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Vacancies that will fall part of this transfer will be advertised here.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, We have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users , staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites

Do you want to make a real difference in both acute and community adult psychiatric care?

This is an established Consultant Psychiatrist post vacated when the post holder relocated for family reasons to another part of the UK. This post is based in the community in the Carlisle area of north Cumbria and on the acute ward serving that area. This post will provide Consultant Psychiatric input into our Community Mental Health Team in Carlisle and lead the care of 8 patients on Hadrian ward. The Hadrian ward is a 22 bed acute adult psychiatric ward at the Carleton clinic on the outskirts of Carlisle. It is a full time post comprising of 10 PAs and is currently split as follows; 6 PAs working in the Carlisle Community Mental Health Team and 4 PAs working in the Hadrian ward. There will be an expectation for the post holder to split their SPAs (2.5) across these two components. The post is well provisioned with robust Junior Doctor support comprising of a combination of Speciality Grade Psychiatrist and Trainee posts involving both psychiatric and general practice trainees.

Working in CMHART in Cumbria at this time would mean joining a changing workforce at an exciting time as we have started a transformation process to ensure we are delivering a Recovery based service. This is a journey we started a year ago with a strong multidisciplinary focus.

The Acute and Urgent care services in Cumbria have adopted lean principals in order to allow greater time for one to one care and reduce waste. For the wards this has led to an improvement of patient flow with dramatic improvements in the care that our patients receive. We have a sustained bed occupancy of 85 to 90 percent on out acute wards which mean people can always access a bed in county. We buck the national trend of increasing out of county admissions and sent no patients out for a 7 month period in 2016. This success was recently recognised when this quality improvement project reached the finals of the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards 2016.

This opportunity arises due to the previous post-holder relocating for family reasons and a desire to reduce locum use.

The Trust is committed to medical education with robust teaching programmes and the opportunities for research. The Trust will arrange for successful candidates who are appropriately qualified to be awarded an Honorary Clinical Lectureship from one of our partner Medical Schools.

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a large integrated provider of community and mental health services employing over 4000 people across a range of primary, community and specialist services.

This is an exciting time for the Trust with a relatively new CEO and recently appointed Medical Director. The Trust has recently restructured to support and enable our journey of improving quality and patient safety. The clinical services are structured in 4 Care Groups: Children’s Services, Community Services, Specialist Services and Mental Health. Although separately managed, there is an emerging culture of synergistic, cross boundary working between the Care Groups.

In the wider Cumbrian context, there is strategic commitment across primary and secondary care, commissioners, the local authority and the third sector to work creatively and collaboratively across the whole health and social care economy. The development of this is supported by the Cumbrian Learning and Innovation Collaborative (CLIC) and the Cumbrian Alliance.

This post is open to those applicants wishing to work full time or part time. This will be based on the national NHS consultant contract for pay and a 7.5 PA to 2.5 SPA split for full time work.

If you are up for this challenge and want to live in a beautiful place then please contact Dr David Rawlinson (Clinical Director) on ( Email address removed ) for an informal discussion.

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you start in post prior to the 1st October 2019 the cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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