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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2022.

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Job Reference: 348-PSE-150B

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Gosport War Memorial Hospital
Location:
Gosport
Salary:
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.


The post-holder will be based at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, which is run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be appointed by Southern Health Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and consultant input into the Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry team covering the Functional (Rose ward) and occasionally providing input to the Organic (Poppy ward). The team cover people aged 65 and over as well as those of any age with dementia.

 

Gosport War Memorial Hospital is a large community hospital serving a local community covering patients in South East Hampshire. There are two physical rehabilitation step down wards on the premises as well as two mental health wards, Rose (Functional) and Poppy ( Organic) Ward. It is also home to a GP surgery with facilities for X-Ray and phlebotomy on site. Clinicians from Queen Alexandra Hospital have outpatient clinics on site, including a leg clinic, dermatology and diabetic eye clinics on site.

This post is based mainly on Rose ward, a 16 bedded unit for patients with Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar affective disorder. The Organic ward, Poppy is a 12 bedded unit for patients at the severe end of the dementia spectrum.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.


For further information about the post please email shft.medicalworkforce@nhs.net

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible




A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

Frontline Healthcare workers (who have face-to-face contact with service users) in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . To work as a frontline healthcare worker from 1 April 2022 it will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

You can book your vaccination via the national booking line

*Exemptions include aged under 18, medically exempt, part of a clinical trial for C19 vaccine


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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