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Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist (Community)

Job Reference: 267-MSCPOAC219

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adult Mental Health Services
Shrublands Unit, High Wycombe
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

You will be joining a well-established Community Mental Health Team delivering high quality community care to the older adult population of High Wycombe, South Buckinghamshire. The team provides care and treatment for both patients with dementia and those over the age of 65 with functional illness. The consultant establishment overall is 33 PA for an older adult population of approximately 55,000.

Responsibilities for the post will be determined by GP catchment population of less than 17,000. There are no routine ward commitments. There are inpatient beds in Aylesbury and Oxford with their own ward consultants.

We provide a strong, stable clinical service with an emphasis on keeping patients in their own homes. Buckinghamshire Older Adult Mental Health services have pioneered service improvements such as memory clinics in GP surgeries, which have received national recognition.

The team is based in High Wycombe (with a satellite base) near the Chilterns, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty; London is also very accessible.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

    • Excellent opportunities to take on additional roles, for e.g. Leadership, Management, Clinical / Educational Supervisor, Safeguarding Lead, etc.
    • 33 days annual leave (pro rata if part time), plus bank holidays, with an increase to 35 days with 7 years consultant service
    • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
    • Staff accommodation
    • Lease car scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme

For further details / informal visits contact:

We welcome enquiries from interested applicants who should contact Dr Chris Ramsay, Associate Medical Director for Older Adults Mental Health (Bucks) on 01865 901048 or Dr Vivek Khosla, Clinical Director for Bucks Mental Health Directorate on 01865 901337.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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