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Consultant Psychiatrist and UG Clinical Block Lead

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as an inpatient old age consultant psychiatrist in a male dementia assessment unit as well as be an honorary senior lecturer (undergraduate clinical block lead) in Sunderland University Medical School. You will provide senior expertise in the assessment and treatment of adults over age 65 years presenting cognitive impairment and comorbid conditions. The post holder will work with colleagues of other professional disciplines (ward manager, clinical lead, nurse consultant, social worker, OT, pharmacist) to provide a tailored multidisciplinary package of assessment and of treatment.

As honorary senior lecturer you will be actively involved in the planning and delivery of teaching, assessments, and clinical placements for medical students, working alongside other block leads and the wider medical education team including administrative support.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Mohamed Morsy Associate Medical Director Inpatients south CBU


Tel: 0191 5667088

For details relating to teaching role:

Dr Bruce Owen (Director of Medical Education)


Dr Martina Esisi (Associate Medical Director, UG Medical Education)


Main duties of the job

Your role will be to hold RC responsibility for patients admitted to the unit. You will provide medical leadership to the MDT. The role provides excellent opportunity in being a leader and work on improving pathways for patients within the service.

Medical education will be integral part of the role as you will be actively involved in undergraduate education through honorary role with SUMS.

There will be ample opportunities to be involved with Research within the Trust if interested.

You will be supported by a medical secretary. We are looking for applicants based anywhere in the UK to explore exciting new opportunities in remote and digital working.

This is a substantive and full-time post however we would be happy to consider applicants available on a part time or fixed term basis.

About us

Why us?
  • Up to �8k relocation package
  • 30 days study leave (every 3 years) with a generous study leave allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities created with you involved in your job plan
  • Remote working available as suits service needs
  • Dedicated and protected SPA time
  • Focus on creating a healthy workforce by investing heavily in health and wellbeing accessible support including emotional, physical, social, psychological financial and career well being
  • Teaching and research opportunities available
  • Stimulating CPD sessions and programs including mentoring, medical leadership, and coaching
  • Teaching opportunities in our brand-new state of the art Medical Education Centre
  • Employee Excellence awards
  • Plus, lots more employee benefits including discounts. Find out more at

As an added bonus, the Trust is located in the Northeast of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District National Park which is considered one of England's finest areas of natural beauty.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide medical assessment, diagnosis and formulation to patients admitted under the post holders care and carry out RC responsibility.
  • To assess and make recommendations under the Mental Health Act.
  • To provide (or ensure referral to the appropriate service for the provision of) up to date, evidence-based interventions for the patients admitted under the post holders care.
  • To collaborate within inpatient services, GPs, Community Treatment Team and primary care clinicians regarding the physical health care of patients admitted under the post holders care.
  • To provide leadership, consultation, advice and guidance within the Inpatient Care team.
  • To work collaboratively with Senior Clinical Colleagues in the inpatient care team.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in other specialist mental health teams.
  • To take a lead role with the Team Manager and other colleagues in service improvements and development.
  • To contribute to the ongoing training and development programme within the team.
  • To train and supervise junior medical staff, medical students and other allied professions.
  • To lead, collaborate and advise on research and audit projects in the team, within the clinical governance agenda.
  • To complete administrative tasks necessary for the fulfilment of the clinical role.

Teaching role:
  • Facilitating centralised weekly case illustrated learning (CIL),
  • Working in close liaison with the DUCS, clinical block leads simulation and education development lead, and administrative staff, to support timetable planning, and course delivery.
  • Acting as an examiner in relevant in-course examinations and year 4 end-of rotation feedback events.
  • Supporting student induction and facilitating feedback sessions.
  • Supporting the review & responding to relevant course feedback to ensure ongoing revision & improvement of student experience.
  • Providing clinical placement to achieve rotation-specific learning outcomes.
  • Working with other clinical teaching staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality clinical teaching to achieve rotation-specific learning outcomes.
  • Contributing to provision of pastoral support to all students which may vary depending on student needs.
  • Supporting the delivery of teaching including small group teaching.
  • Attending and contributing to relevant medical education committee / University meetings.
  • Co-ordinating and liaising with the medical school electives team re students wishing to undertake an elective or SSC in Psychiatry.
  • Actively delivering clinical teaching out with their specific area of responsibility
  • Participating in the organisation of undergraduate clinical examinations and Acting as an examiner in the OSCE examinations
  • Managing the governance arrangements for in-course assessments including formative OSCE.
  • Maintain Continuing Professional Development in areas of teaching/training by ensuring medical education and professional knowledge is regularly updated and keeping abreast of relevant developments
  • Contributing to the delivery of training and development sessions for other clinical teaching staff
  • Contribute to the educational supervision and development of the Trust clinical teaching fellows.
  • Participating in staff-student committee meetings. Linking in with other senior clinical lecturers as part of Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer status with Sunderland University.
  • Participating in annual review and appraisal with the DME / ADME as required for a significant undergraduate role.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust and its services, always promoting the objectives and ethos of the Trust
  • Respect confidentiality of any information shared during employment.

Adhere to GMC professional Code of Conduct/Practice

Person Specification



  • MBBS, MRCPsych (or equivalent)
  • Registration with the GMC (or eligible to become registered) with a licence to practice
  • Included on GMC Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion or included within six months of CCT
  • Approved Clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 monthsof appointment


  • Possess a CCT or (equivalence) in old age Psychiatry
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field
  • Has undergone training in educational supervision
  • Has undergone training in appraisal



  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Up to date knowledge and high level of clinical skills and competence in diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders in learning disability population
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a time efficient manner
  • Able to meet the mobility requirements of the post


  • An area of special interest relevant to the post as demonstrated by publications or presentations to learned societies
  • Experience in multi-agency work especially with service user, carer and voluntary agencies
  • Established record of clinical leadership
  • Established ability as a clinical teacher
  • Training in specific and relevant treatment skills eg a brief form of psychological therapy
  • Experience in service management or development
  • Holds a current driving licence

Fitness to Practise


  • Good values
  • Trustworthiness
  • Maturity, openness, and flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Monkwearmouth Hospital



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