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Speciality Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Old Age Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Fixed term - 12 month
Full time 40 hours per week
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Norris Green Hub
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum
07/06/2020 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 Speciality Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry based at Norris Green Hub in North Liverpool, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The post is for a full time Specialty Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry. Of the 10 sessions, seven sessions are based either at the hub (outpatient clinics or CMHT MDT) or in the community (as home visits). Two sessions are based at Oak Ward at Mossley Hill Hospital, Liverpool and one session is for Academic Programme.

The Older Peoples Mental Health Services based at Norris Green Hub caters to mental health needs of service users over the age of 70 (for functional illnesses) and dementias (any age). It has established CMHT with two Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists. This post holder will only see patients under Dr Kumar, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, based at Norris Green Hub in North Liverpool. Two sessions are for Ward MDT and Ward Work respectively on Oak Ward which is a functional older adults in patient unit at Mossley Hill Hospital in Liverpool.

Merseycare is one of the country’s largest mental health and community care Trusts, providing clinical care for mental health needs and community care for adults of all ages.

The post holder must have full registration with the General Medical Council and be approved under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act or be able to apply for this within 6 months of being in post. The job description and person specification are attached.

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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

For informal queries please contact Clinical Lead, Dr B Majumdar on 0151 2506131.