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Consultant Psychiatrist - Addictions


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Psychiatry - Addictions
Full time 40 hours per week
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Rathbone Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
12/03/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Applications are invited for a full-time (10 PAs + 1 additional programme) Consultant Psychiatrist in Addiction Psychiatry within the Addictions Services team at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

This post  provides the opportunity to work with one other full time consultant, to deliver clinical leadership across our community and inpatient bases within Liverpool and the Sefton/Southport areas. Both Consultants will be supported by two specialty doctors and psychiatry trainees in the Health Education England North West rotation scheme.

You will be supporting our multi-disciplinary teams to deliver high quality care and a range of treatment interventions to service users with complex care needs.  

This is an exciting time to be joining our team with the recent expansion of our services.  The post holder will have opportunities to provide strong leadership in the further development and delivery of our clinical pathways and to maintain and grow our links with colleagues in acute, primary and shared care services.

We offer excellent opportunities for professional development and for research projects.  We look forward to hearing from applicants with a passion for supporting colleagues with their professional expertise and leadership qualities, and contributing to service developments in the field of Addictions Psychiatry.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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


Dr Hetal Mehta (Lead for Addictions Services)

Hetal.mehta@merseycare.nhs.uk   0151 330 8260