Consultant Psychiatrist - Addictions Psychiatry

Bournemouth, Dorset
04 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A new and exciting opportunity had arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to provide senior medical input to Specialist Drug and Alcohol Services (SDAS) in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth SDAS has recently expanded to take over the rest of the urban boroughs in Dorset, namely Christchurch and Poole, as well as providing services to the rural county of Dorset.  This post has been developed to extend the senior medical support offered by the service, which is developing rapidly in response to national and local treatment strategies.

SDAS also operate drug and alcohol service in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES and an inpatient unit in Bristol.  The current three SDAS consultants work in a ‘chambers’ model providing cover to all SDAS services with each consultant having a ‘home’ base. All of the consultants in the chamber can provide services to any of the SDAS sites. The aim of SDAS is to provide specialist and consistent services in all areas as a sole provider, in partnership or as a sub-contractor.

The post-holder will take the lead for the service in urban and rural Dorset. They will be responsible for clinical leadership, supervision of medical staff, and patient assessment and reviews. In conjunction with the management team they will take responsibility for liaison with local commissioners and service development. As part of the SDAS consultant ‘chambers’ they will also be responsible for providing cover to other SDAS services as required and be available for telephone advice for all SDAS services.

Dr Tim Williams, Clinical Director, 0117 3546311