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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - Acute Assessment Unit

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 p.a
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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This is an exciting new opportunity to recruit a full-time consultant psychiatrist working in an acute inpatient setting.

The post holder will work alongside another full time Consultant to provide an inpatient based service to patients registered with general practitioners within Dorset.

The Acute Assessment Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, and interventions to people with complex mental health needs in an acute phase of their journey within psychiatric services. The post holder will also have consultant overview of the suites designed as place of safety for people convened to St Ann’s hospital under section 136. The post holder will also work with two consultants to provide medical input for the Home Treatment team.

Alongside our excellent development opportunities, working environment and NHS benefits, we can offer:

Relocation expenses of up to £10,000 - if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county, please get in touch about our generous relocation package.

Commitment to flexible working - we welcome discussions as to how we can achieve this for you, and would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests.

Royal college approval submitted and pending.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application. If you have any role specific questions please contact Dr Sudipto Das, Medical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (01202 277011) or Dr Domenico Scala, Medical Lead Inpatient (01202 277011).

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) on 01202 277011 or via email to

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