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Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Old Age Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Hesketh Centre
£77,913 - £105,942 per annum
03/03/2020 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 + 10 % R+R plus an additional programmed activity) Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry based in Southport.

This is mainly in-patient based on the older adult functional illness ward with a small community caseload. The post is currently based at The Boothroyd unit, but will be moving to the brand new Hartley Hospital in November 2020 where all mental health services for the locality will be located on one site. There are 2 other Consultants in Old Age Psychiatry based at The Boothroyd Unit, as well as the community mental health teams and the ward for older people with functional illnesses for Sefton. There is a well developed liaison service at the Southport District General Hospital and we have very close links with the medical services for older people provided there.

A service line review is planned for this year, and this will be an exciting time to join the trust, looking at how and where we deliver services.

There is a thriving postgraduate programme and good opportunities exist for research and career development. Consultants are also encouraged to seek out additional responsibilities within the Trust to promote and develop the services

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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

Lisa Williams

Clinical Director

Tel No: 01704 38317277-913