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Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry

Job Reference: 327-19-482

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
327 66691 HE Medical - Herefordshire
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust provides Mental Health and specialist Learning Disability services across the counties of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The Trust was approved by the Secretary of State as a Foundation Trust from July 2007. The Trust has recently been rated overall as ’Good’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time, with acute wards for adults of working age and crisis services both being rated as ‘Outstanding’.

Herefordshire offers excellent living and working prospects. Nearby are the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Forest of Dean; the Malvern Hills; and the Brecon Beacons National Park; with easy access to the M5 and M50. Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Cheltenham are all within easy reach of Herefordshire. The area also has the benefit of outstanding schools and a rich cultural life. Surrounding the small city of Hereford there are many attractive villages set in beautiful countryside and five busy small market towns.

The successful candidate will provide senior medical advice, support, consultancy and clinical leadership to the Department for Mental Health of Older Adults community and inpatient services (South Herefordshire subsector).

It is expected the postholder will play a major role in the clinical leadership, to ensure a high quality of care is provided to Herefordshire service users. As part of this role they would be expected to work in partnership with the team managers responsible for these services. There will be an expectation to take part in general management issues that will be shared amongst all their consultant colleagues.

You will be expected to work as part of both community and inpatient multidisciplinary teams and liaise with other statutory and voluntary agencies. To carry out clinics and domiciliary visits consisting of routine and urgent new patient assessments and review/follow up appointments for older adult service users with severe/enduring, and/or organic mental disorder and complex needs; inpatient responsibilities include patients admitted to both functional and organic assessment wards. These roles and responsibilities are shared with the WTE consultant colleague who covers the North Herefordshire subsector.

The on call commitment for this post is inclusion in the county-wide consultant on call rota; 1 in 11 covering all specialties.

The main responsibilities of the post are outlined in the attached Job Description. Please note the Job Description is currently with the Royal College of Psychiatry pending approval.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Barnaby Major, Deputy Medical Director Herefordshire on 01432 842223.

Closing date: 05th March 2020 Interview Date: TBC

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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