Locum Consultant Psychiatrist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Part Time
To undertake the duties of a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Knowsley Borough Later Life and Memory Services and Old Age Liaison Psychiatry Services.

Later Life and Memory Services provide assessment and management of cognitive impairment in older adults in community settings.

The Liaison Service is an ageless service and operates from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, covering St Helens and Knowsley Boroughs.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred listDisclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Main duties of the job

  • Regular formal ward reviews, throughout the week, including discharge planning
  • Attendance at Case Conferences, CPA and Section 117 reviews as required.
  • Liaison clinics
  • Administration, audit and training as appropriate.
  • Attendance at Continuing Professional Development meetings and mandatory training events.
  • Mental Health Tribunal attendance

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the duties of a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Knowsley Borough Later Life and Memory Services and Old Age Liaison Psychiatry Services.

See job description for full list of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register for Old Age Psychiatry, OR within six months.
  • Approved Clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment



  • Ability to fulfil travel requirements of the post

Clinical skills, knowledge and experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA

Academic skills and lifelong learning


  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit

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