Substantive Consultant in General Adult and Old Age Liaison Psychiatry

London (North), London (Greater)
23 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Substantive Consultant in integrated general adult and old age Liaison Psychiatry required. Full-Time 10PAs. Based at University College London Hospital Mental health Liaison Service, London.

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a bright and enthusiastic clinician to this imminently available substantive Consultant position based at the University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2 BU.

The position is available from September 2018 and has become available following the retirement and relocation of the current post-incumbents.

This is a 10PA full-time position. However, the Trust supports flexible working and there is potentially some flexibility to create two part-time posts (ranging from 6-7PAs each), with one post mainly covering old age liaison and the other general adult liaison, provided that both applicants are able to work in an integrated way.

The post-holder will provide clinical leadership to a well established Mental Health Liaison team providing a service to the University College London Hospital. They will take lead responsibility for both general adult and old age patients referred to the service within this integrated clinical service model.

The Liaison team consists of a well established, integrated and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team.

The post is subject to the annual job-planning process as agreed under the new Consultant contract. Inner London weighting supplement applies. The post-holder will be fully supported by junior medical input (specialty grade, core trainee, alternate year higher trainees and a foundation year trainee) and secretarial cover with the usual office/administration facilities. They will be supported in pursuing appropriate continuing professional development and will also be encouraged to apply for temporary honorary senior lecturer status with the medical school.

The Trust became a Foundation Trust in February 2008 and continues as a mental health/social care organisation. It has well established links with the United Royal Free and University college London medical schools and the North London Junior and higher Psychiatric training schemes.

Camden is an exciting multicultural inner-city borough just on the edge of the City of London and the Royal Free Hospital is based close to the heart of the varied shops, cafes and cultural amenities in the Euston road and Bloomsbury area.

Applicants are expected to have MRCPsych or equivalent, full GMC registration, current GMC licence to practise and either be on the specialist register or within 6 months of obtaining their CCT or equivalent. A training endorsement in liaison psychiatry is desirable. They should ideally have formal liaison training experience in general adult psychiatry and also have previous training experience in old age psychiatry and/or significant experience of working with older adults within a liaison setting.

Interviews will hold on Tuesday 17th July at St Pancras Hospital, St Pancras Way, London NW1 0BE.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal discussions and/or visits (for shortlisted candidates) are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Mr Ian Griffiths, Clinical Director for the acute division on 0207 561 4189 or 07733 012642. They may also contact Dr Koye Odutoye, lead Consultant for Acute services (Tel: 02075614162)

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In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on 0203 317 7190 or email resourcing@candi.nhs.ukand we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

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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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