Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear
£77,913 - £105,042
24 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

North Tyneside General Hospital

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to appoint consultants in Old Age Psychiatry to work within Mental Health Services for Older People, North Tyneside.  Due to upcoming retirements we are able to recruit two full time consultants. We are also happy to consider splitting posts to allow part time or flexible working.

For appropriately trained and interested candidates, we would be happy to discuss opportunities for protected educational, research or special interest time available.

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.

The post-holders would 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.

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 always by on-site SPR. Consultant on call is from home and quiet.

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

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.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Chris Davison (Head of Service, MHSOP) – 0191 293 4010.

To apply for these vacancies please visit one of the below sites: http:​//​edirect/176/vacancy/1609259 or by clicking the apply button.

Closing date for applications 16th June 2019.