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Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist - Inpatient

£82,096 to £110,683

Job Description

An opportunity for a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist to join an established an established Inpatient Ward as part of a wider Memory and Later Life Service. CESR, Section 12 and AC training & development are supported in this NHS post. International candidates are encouraged to apply - and a variety of entry points will be considered, including the new Specialty Grade for experienced candidates. 

Experienced Consultants, Specialty Doctors or Associate Specialists will be considered for the role, a good level of experience in Old Age Psychiatry would be essential. 

Based in one of the trusts main hospitals, this full time old age psychiatry job would be part of the inpatient services, which comprise of three wards in total. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to work with patients and their families as part of a passionate multidisciplinary team and a very supportive NHS Trust. Overseas applications are welcomed and the trust has in place numerous support measures to make all new recruits career change a success. 


WHAT IS THE TRUST LIKE?
In this NHS Trust they are proud of their traditions around research, education and development of the Medical Workforce. They have within their Medical workforce, the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the year, the RCPsych NW Trainer of the Year and the RCPsych Researcher of the Year!

They have an extremely active education/teaching programme which our Consultants enjoy supporting.

The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services and covers the whole of the county, employing around 7,500 members of staff across more than 420 sites, working with a multitude of partners to provide health & wellbeing services. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

WHAT IS THE THE OLD AGE PSYCHIATRY TEAM LIKE?
You would be joining an enthusiastic supportive team of Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists within the In-patient services which are presently delivered on two sites. 

This role would be based in the larger of the two hospitals, with around 268 beds, a fuller range of specialities and an accident and emergency department. Across these two hospital sites there are currently three mental health in-patient units. 

The two districts have each seen an increase in the number of referrals of new patients into the service over the past decade. Service Yearly Referrals for the inpatient services at the hospital are approximately 310. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION OF LANCASHIRE AND SOUTH CUMBRIA?
The NHS Trust operates in an area that includes the Lake District National Park with World Heritage Centre status. It provides opportunities for living in beautiful places and accessing a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

State and private schools have excellent reputations with a number of secondary and primary schools having outstanding Ofsted reports, being ranked as some of the highest in the country. Housing is affordable with many areas being significantly more competitive than the rest of the UK.
The region offers a county of contrasting landscapes, with wide, open spaces, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km2 of England’s North West. There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline.
There is the unique, wildlife rich bays in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plain around the estuaries. Parts of the area have been voted as the best places to live in the UK by Channel 4 show Best Place to Live in the UK.
While most people might think Manchester, London and Leeds would be the ideal spots for people to settle down - this area perhaps beats them all, certainly according to a new study!

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT LCSFT?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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