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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry


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General Adult Community Mental Health
Full time: 10 Programmed Activities per week
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Valley Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
High Wycombe
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum
30/08/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical and mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families. We provide a wide range of services for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. These services are provided in a range of settings including inpatient hospitals, out-patient settings and people’s own homes. Our focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible.


We are a leading Trust for teaching, training and research, with close links to both Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities. We pride ourselves on being caring, safe and excellent, and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values. The University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and have succeeded in their bid for a new research centre dedicated to translating innovative research into better treatments for mental health disorders and dementia.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.


Our adult mental health services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are delivered from five main community bases and three main hospital sites. This includes The Whiteleaf Centre, our purpose built hospital in Aylesbury. We are looking for a skilled and dynamic General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to work in and provide clinical leadership at Chiltern AMHT. Two full time consultant posts are currently available in the Community Mental Health Team based at Valley Centre in High Wycombe.

We are looking for candidates who have worked in General Adult Psychiatry and who can demonstrate their ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare provision. We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams.

There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure. In September 2016, a partnership between Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford was awarded £12.8M to support a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC; Director Prof John Geddes) focused on mental health and dementia. The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or NIHR CRN (Clinical Research Network) as part of their agreed job plan. Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality.

There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other service providers, and for appraising and mentoring consultant colleagues.

Applicants for the above vacancies must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and on the Specialist Register, or be within six months of attaining their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or an equivalent approved indicator of training.

Please note that this post is subject to receiving references which are deemed satisfactory by the Trust and must cover 3-5 years of employment or studying history. It would be helpful if you could advise referees in advance that they will be approached promptly and a punctual response would be much appreciated.

Please be aware that some posts may require prospective employees to undertake Management of Violence and Aggression Training, Breakaway Training and other training directly related to the job. When applying for a post please ensure that you are willing and able to complete this form of training.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust operates a non-smoking policy. Smoking is not permitted on any Trust premises or whilst on duty.

Oxford Health is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability or sexual orientation. We are fully committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

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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

Dr Tina Malhotra, Associate Medical Director, Bucks (AWA) (Tel: 01865 904594) and Dr Vivek Khosla, Clinical Director, Buckinghamshire Directorate (Tel: 01865 901337).