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Consultant Psychiatrist Older Adult

Job Reference: 274-LPFT5656

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Manthorpe Centre
£79,860 - £107,668 plus R&R premia


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.

The Role

Full Time Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adults, Grantham

LPFT are advertising for a full time Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adults in Grantham providing a comprehensive psychiatric service to the older people of Southwest Lincolnshire. This entails assessment, diagnosis and treatment of organic and functional disorders in over 65s, although younger adults meeting certain eligibility criteria on the local transitional protocol may be suitable for the service. In line with New Ways of Working, it is expected that the post holder will keep a small personal caseload.

The post-holder will play a leading role in the development of the Community Mental Health Team for older people. As an integral member of a MDT there will be an expectation to participate in local weekly team meetings where cases are discussed and management plans formulated. The role of the consultant within then team is to deal with complex cases and support other members of the team so that they practice independently as much as possible.

The post- holder it to support the Memory Assessment Service by contributing to making/formulating diagnoses of dementia in the early stage as well as managing more complex behavioural and psychological problems in the latter stage.

What’s on offer

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is a high performing and financially sound organisation. We are rated in the top two Mental Health Trusts in England (Staff Survey); ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for well-led (CQC); and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the east midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey). We have vacancies for Consultants and Specialty Doctors across the county of Lincolnshire and we are looking for individuals, with the right vales and behaviours, to come and join us. We can offer you the following support and opportunities:

  • Attractive remuneration package that includes an additional recruitment premium(R&R) and local pensions options

  • Flexible relocation package

  • Protected time for research and/or special clinical interest

  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years with a study leave budget of £2000 per person per annum

  • A strong ethos on learning and development for medical staff

  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards

  • Excellent staff benefits, e.g. subsidised lease car, a variety of salary sacrifice and savings schemes

  • Health and wellbeing support, e.g. early access to physiotherapy, psychological therapies

  • Flexible working and less than full time applications supported

  • Active internal medical bank with opportunity to undertake extra paid duties

Why Lincolnshire?

The county offers an excellent standard of living with the best schools (the majority of senior schools being grammar and academies), below average house prices, lowest crime rates, good air quality, less pollution and beautiful surroundings.

Lincolnshire first Medical School in collaboration with The University of Nottingham and University of Lincoln will take its first cohort of medical students in from September 2019. The Medical School inspiring waterfront campus is right in the heart of a friendly and vibrant city of Lincoln with the aim of creating future medical workforce that is from the community and for the community. LPFT has Senior Consultant representatives steering the development of the medical school ensuring psychiatry is at the forefront of the curriculum as well as cementing quality placements within LPFT.


This is an excellent and exciting time to join an innovative Trust, aspiring for better patient outcomes. As well as being recognised as one of the best Trusts nationally, we are a values led organisation who believe in compassionate and inclusive leadership. We have been awarded regionally nationally for our work on equality and diversity (including the Stonewall top 100 employers), patient safety, community partnerships and our workforce. Enhancing innovation, research and clinical effectiveness is also a key area for development and we are particularly seeking individuals who can lead in the delivery of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Medics are supported with their special interest groups coupled with having an excellent post graduate training experience and medical education team.

Please note whilst this post is commissioned to be full time (40 hours per week) the Trust would welcome applications from those wanting an improved work life balance and if you would like to consider this post on less than full time hours please apply and outline this on your application form and this will be looked at favourably.

Applicants should note LPFT would consider merging job plans to provide the variety and experience you are looking for.

For initial enquiries please contact Dr Ananta Dave, Medical Director on

In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01529) 222280
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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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