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Specialty Doctor in Older Peoples Psychiatry

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details


Folly Hall Mills, St. Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT

Permanent, full time, 10 Programmed Activities per week plus on-call

(part time may be considered)

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Specialty Doctor to join the South Kirklees Older People Services based at Folly Hall Mills. This role plays a vital part in ensuring our patients receive the care that they need and will be an integral role within the OPS Community Team.

As a Trust were passionate about helping people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. If youre kind, caring and compassionate you put the person first and in the centre you know that families and carers matter you are respectful, honest, open and transparent you seek to improve and aim to be outstanding and youre relevant today and ready for tomorrow, we want you. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to join a friendly, supportive and experienced team. The postholder will work in an experienced team of professionals, to ensure that all patients receive high quality care. The team comprises of multitude of experienced professionals, who are looking forward to welcoming a new Psychiatrist.

Main duties of the job

Please note the full advert, job description and person specification for this post can be found under the supporting documents section.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification for this post can be found under the supporting documents section.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Spent a minimum of four years (full time or equivalent) in postgraduate training in the UK or equivalent training at least two years training in adult, old age or liaison psychiatry.


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment.
  • Experience working in other medical specialties including general medicine, geriatric medicine and A& E.



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Participate in continuous professional development.
  • Participate in research or service evaluation.


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service.
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.
  • Has cared for close family / friend with mental health needs.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Folly Hall Mills

St Thomas Road


West Yorkshire


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