Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry (Liaison)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
1 Oct 2023
The liaison psychiatry service provides assessments and a signposting service for patients aged 18 and over, who present with mental health problems at any of the acute general hospitals in Teesside. The service is provided 24 hours a day. This means that patients admitted to accident and emergency (A& E) who have mental ill health will be seen more quickly by mental health specialists, and a treatment and care plan can be created for them immediately. It also helps to reduce any unnecessary acute hospital admissions for patients. South Tees Liaison Service primarily provides input into James Cook University Hospital, and the North Tees Liaison Service primarily provides input into the University Hospital of North Tees, based in Stockton.

The liaison service is a single seamless provision across Adult Mental Health and MHSOP with a number of sub specialties. Liaison Psychiatry works collaboratively with LD services to ensure that Greenlight principles are followed.

When required the service will facilitate effective transfer to specialist mental health services, either in secondary care, crisis services or IAPT. The service will also enable timely discharge and avoid unnecessary admissions by working closely with mental health and mainstream community services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder in conjunction with other senior staff will provide committed, proactive and responsible leadership to the Liaison Psychiatry Team.

The post holder will attend the daily Report Out Meeting to discuss referrals and review current elderly patients making decisions about patient care, the management plan and reviewing risks.

The post holder will provide medical review for the Liaison Psychiatry team for complex patients working jointly with MDT members.

The Consultant will be responsible for Mental Health Act Assessments at James Cook University Hospital.

The post holder will be expected to provide appropriate supervision to junior medical and nursing staff.

The post holder will be expected to liaise with community teams and Consultants.

The post holder will have familiarity with all important, relevant legislation affecting the Older Adult Mental Health Population.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of �320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people and also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this post and the full job description, please see the attached document. Please note this job description is waiting for approval from the Royal College.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych

Clinical Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others.

Teaching & Training


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

CPD & Appraisal


  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Reflects on own performance and behaviour, seeking and acting on feedback.

Audit, Research & Quality Improvement


  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Understanding of the trust's quality improvement system.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Roseberry Park Hospital

Marton Road




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