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Acute Adult Inpatient Mental Health
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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Woodlands, Ipswich
£37,923 - £70,718 dependent on experience
10/04/2018 23:59
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Specialty Doctor

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

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As part of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Woodlands has 2 acute admission wards (Poppy & Avocet) and one PICU (Lark) alongside home treatment, dementia intensive support and later life inpatient areas. We currently have an opportunity for a specialty doctor role within a forward thinking and motivated inpatient team on Avocet. 

We are looking for a motivated, proactive individual who is keen to join a team across Woodlands that strives to offer the best possible outcomes for our client group(s). We are looking for experienced doctors with relevant acute inpatient experience and who hold a current GMC registered license to practice.  This opportunity is within a team that are striving to meet the current challenges of inpatient mental health care, developing our services to improve quality and embracing technological advances to improve care delivery and patient outcomes.  We are looking towards future ways of working within a recovery focused environment.  We are currently linking up with other mental health trusts and service providers from other sectors to both identify best practice, share knowledge and also develop joined up, networked approaches to supporting individuals requiring our service.  There will be opportunities for service review and development and involvement in peer reviews of practice, alongside the delivery safe and effective care to our client group.

We would welcome the opportunity to speak with, or meet, any potential applicants to discuss any questions you may have prior to applying.

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.

With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.

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Applicant 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Simon Leach, Locality Manager, 01473 296197

Dr Vivien Peeler, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, 01473 891810

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