Consultant in old age Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
29 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Part Time
We are very pleased to be offering the opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join a successful and motivated team to oversee 14 beds. The post holder will work alongside four other Consultant OPMH Inpatient Psychiatrists based at the other inpatient OPMH wards within the Trust (Gosport War Memorial Hospital, The Western Community Hospital in Southampton and Parklands Hospital in Basingstoke) and provide supervision to speciality doctor, junior doctors and other team members.

We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic consultant who is committed to lead their clinical team in providing outstanding psychiatric care to the local population we serve.

Candidates are encouraged to visit and should contact Medical Director Carmen Parr:

Mob: 07785 993 045 I Tel : 01962897720


Relocation Expenses

We offer an amazing 8000 relocation package to subject to the Recruiting Managers approval and Criteria as detailed in our Trusts Relocation Policy. For discussion and approval at point of appointment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be actively involved in clinical leadership within the inpatient unit, supporting staff development and in effecting continual service improvement.

The post holder will carry out the assessment, review and treatment of patients admitted to the Snowdrop, Melbury Lodge. He or she will formulate care plans in consultation with the multidisciplinary team, lead ward reviews and CPA meetings and work with discharge facilitators to achieve timely discharges. They will also attend tribunals where required. The ward has good support from Allied Health Professionals to support recovery. This includes Speech and Language Therapists, a Psychologist, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

The post holder will be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a license to practice. The post holder will be approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act and will have membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register
  • CCST in Old Age Psychiatry (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent
  • Section 12 Approval
  • Approved Clinician


  • MRCPsych
  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD, PHD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications



  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute & community psychiatric settings
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD (including being in Good standing with the College for the purposes of CPD)

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Melbury Lodge

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road



SO22 5DG

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