Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry- Christchurch
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking to recruit a full-time (10 PA) consultant psychiatrist in older adult mental health. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Christchurch Community Mental Health Team
This post attracts aRecruitment and Retention payment of £10,000to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.
If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.
In addition, we offer a commitment to flexible working, career development opportunities and our excellent NHS benefits.
Main duties of the job
We are looking to recruit a full-time consultant psychiatrist in older adult mental health. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Christchurch Community Mental Health Team and take part in the multidisciplinary management of community referrals for those with both functional and organic illness. The vision going forward is to ensure that Dorset residents have timely access to expert services when required for their cognitive and other mental health problems with easy access to services required and good liaison between the service providers.
There is a strong leadership structure across the organisation with the opportunity for regular input into leadership meetings and developments. The catchment area is within a picturesque area of the county and there is good opportunity for peer support and robust cross cover.
The post holder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician.
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do, and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Dorset HealthCare Values
Supervision of Junior medical Staff
Research and Audit
Certificate of Sponsorship
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