Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
09 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to appoint a full time consultant in Old Age Psychiatry to work within Mental Health Services for Older People, North Tyneside.

This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians work closely with management to develop and deliver high quality clinical services. The Trust is held up as an exemplar for many areas of service provision and was rated as outstanding by the CQC in May 2016.  The Trust is also a vanguard organisation in NHS England’s new care models approach and the integration of acute and social services.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry The post-holder will be responsible for a sector team which receives approximately 265 referrals per annum, as well as providing shared cover for a 14-bedded functional inpatient unit.

For appropriately trained and interested candidates, there may be opportunities for protected educational time.

The service has a team of 5 consultant psychiatrists and 6 trainee doctors based in new purpose built accommodation on the North Tyneside General Hospital site. We perform well against National benchmarks (POMH-UK and MSNAP accredited). The department is busy, dynamic and friendly, benefitting from separate consultant-led services for liaison, care home residents and memory clinic. On-call is approximately 1 in 13, third on-call exclusively for Old Age Psychiatry. The consultant on call is supported by an on-call SpR.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register for Old Age Psychiatry or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Chris Davison (Head of Service, MHSOP) – 0191 293 4010 or Mira Doshi (Clinical Director and Care of the Elderly Consultant) 0191 293 3702.

Essential Criteria:

  • Completed accredited training in old age psychiatry 
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a specialist in psychiatry on the GMC Specialist Register 
  • Approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act (1983) or equivalent

The recruitment for this vacancy is based upon the following key elements:

  • The completion of two behavioural/thinking style psychometric tests which will be validated as part of the recruitment interview.
  • A clinical assessment which will be validated at the recruitment interview.
  •  A competency based recruitment interview.

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If you have any queries regarding submitting an application form please contact then HR department on 0191 203 1414 – option 2.

Reference number: 319-1609259CF

Closing date: 28th April 2019