You will work with award winning teams in diverse settings including psychiatric hospitals, community clinics, medium and low secure psychiatric inpatient units and prison services.
You'll be helping our service users live their lives to their full potential, and supporting their families and friends too.
You will find many exciting prospects over and above the clinical work at the Trust such as learning new skills and opportunities for management. We will also work with you to achieve a good work/life balance.
If you are interested in a career in psychiatry at the Trust and wish to be kept up to date with our latest vacancies please join our talent register.
As a medical student I am currently on rotation, I have found the team I am working alongside to be very helpful and have taken a keen interest in my development.
Core trainee in psychiatry (CT1, CT2, CT3)
Locum appointment for service (LAS)/Trust grade (FY1/2/3)
Higher trainee in psychiatry (ST4 - ST8)
(When you have completed higher level training you will be eligible to apply for consultant roles)
Associate specialist/ Specialist (SAS)
Associate medical director
There are a number of specialities within psychiatry. These include:
Child and adolescent psychiatry
General adult psychiatry
Old age psychiatry
Psychiatry of intellectual disability (PID)
Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.
You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.
You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.
If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.
Counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
Knowledge of psychology
The ability to understand people’s reactions
Excellent verbal communication skills
Active listening skills
Sensitivity and understanding
To be able to use a computer and various software and systems
I have worked as a consultant for a number of years and it is great to see the passion of our new students joining us. I would encourage anyone thinking of a career in psychiatry to go for it. Not only are you part of a great team you are also making an incredible difference to the lives of your patients.