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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 Inpatient Ward working in a brand new state of the art Acute Inpatient Facility. Newly opened a few years ago, following significant investment, this is one of the most modern facilities in the country. This consultant vacancy is also suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including experienced Consultants, Specialty Doctors or Associate Specialists - CESR, Section 12 and AC training & development are supported in this NHS vacancy.

International candidates are encouraged to apply - and a variety of entry points will be considered, including the new Specialty Grade for experienced candidates.

This NHS job is a particularly attractive option for experienced psychiatrists looking to grow their career quickly in the NHS. The team are some of the most supportive in the NHS for overseas doctors, providing a detailed induction to make your first year a major success. 

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. 

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.


The Harbour is a new 154 bedded mental health hospital, with state of the art facilities, designed with extensive input from service users and clinicians and is based on good practice guidance and 'safety by design' to ensure that it can provide high quality care. The ethos of the unit is to provide therapeutic care which is empowering, person centered and needs led, and focuses on promoting recovery and independence.

The ward team is fully multidisciplinary and includes a variety of mental health professionals and the hospital has single ensuite bedrooms of varying specialisms over 10 wards, of which one is the older adult ward relating to this vacancy. 

The advanced care wards accommodate older patients who are experiencing an acute mental illness that are also physically frail or who are also experiencing physical disability or illness.

The dementia wards accommodate patients diagnosed with dementia who are requiring the relational and physical care and security that an inpatient ward can provide.

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!

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.


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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