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Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult - Essex

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Medical and Psychiatry
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: Total package up to £150,000 depending on experience

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Location: North Benfleet

Full Time (part time / full time / flexible working will be considered)

Suitable for an experienced Consultant or someone due to complete their CCT in the next 6 months.

St Andrew’s is a not for profit Charity so we have no shareholders and any surplus we make is reinvested back into our services. In the Essex Division we have been working hard to increase our links with local services and the wider community and are part of the Specialist Provider Collaborative in the East of England. We have six wards for up to 72 patients which include a low secure male ward, male and female PICUs, an acute male ward and a longer stay recovery ward having reconfigured services to meet the current demand for beds within a locked setting. Within the wider charity there is a secure service in Birmingham and 5 Divisions in Northampton which include Medium Secure, Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation, Learning Disability and Autism, Neuropsychiatry and CAMHS. Within this the Charity we have a number of unique specialist national services including our Deaf Forensic Service, Huntington’s Service, Secure Brain Injury Service, Older Adults Secure Services, Blended Women’s Service (one of 3 National Pilots) and a specialist inpatient DBT service.

Make a difference – for yourself and your patients!

Why join St Andrew’s

  • Opportunities to progress – Most of our senior medical managers started off as Consultants in the Charity
  • Speciality Doctor and Physical Healthcare team support
  • We sponsored some of our doctors to undertake MBA degrees
  • The chance to be part of a community of within the hospital including 4 Consultants, 3 Senior Speciality Doctors and a Clinical director.
  • th a weekly multidisciplinary CPD and Grand Rounds programme that includes colleagues from the NHS
  • None of our Consultant Psychiatrist or Speciality Doctors roles are occupied by locums. Our posts fill up fast
  • Support in undertaking indemnified private practice and medicolegal work though our community partnerships
  • Opportunities for joint roles with the NHS in some areas
  • Teaching Opportunities for medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham as well as Trainees
  • Opportunities for research with our Research and Innovation Team
  • Class leading analytics and data monitoring with extensive integration with our Electronic Records
  • Electronic Prescribing on all our wards.
  • £1000 dedicated study allowance
  • Located in South Essex with good transport links to the surrounding area and into London.

Other benefits:

Pension, 32 days of Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off, free parking, sickness policy on par with the NHS, secretarial support and more

Essex Division

Our aim is to provide high-quality assessment, care and treatment, helping patients to progress within hospital to achieve their goals in the least restrictive setting that is sufficient to manage their risks by equipping them with the skills required to live as independently as possible, closer to communities of their choosing.

Our teams are multi-disciplinary, with extensive knowledge, skills and experience of working within locked and low secure services and therefore we are looking to speak with Consultant Psychiatrists who have an interest in the below patient groups:

  • Patient with acute episodes of Mental illness for male adults
  • PICU treating acute admissions to stabilise and step down to a low secure environment
  • Paitents with a forensic history requiring treatment in a secure setting
  • Patients requiring a longer period of admission in a locked setting to achieve further recovery

On all wards we include patients in planning their care, valuing and embracing each individual’s unique qualities.

Our teams are focused on being inclusive, motivated, open and honest.  We are focused on collecting outcomes to ensure we are providing a good service and driving continuous improvements in care for our patients and treating everyone with respect, and maintaining trust and dignity.

The Role

If you would like to be part of working within a hospital which is seeking to continuously develop and deliver up to date treatments; and work in a supportive environment then this is the place for you!  This will be a personally and professionally rewarding role.  The post-holder will be able to undertake non-clinical activities of interest e.g. research, teaching, governance and management - in an innovative way, and influence the direction of services in order for them to attain the best outcomes for our patients.

You will lead a multi-disciplinary team and oversee the management of patients with often complex needs.  You will be able to promote innovation and improvement of services, with scope to develop your specialist interests and grow your remit and responsibilities. You will have an office and the support of an associate specialist as ward doctor and a full MDT including Clinical Administrators and ward administrators.

We are looking for an individual who wants a role where they have the autonomy to make decisions that will help improve patient care and outcomes and has a passion about transforming care. Someone who wants to join an organisation and be a leader of a team who also shares this passion.

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For further details please contact our Internal Recruitment Consultant, James Farrelly on 07827856634