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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Salisbury

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join an established Community Mental Health Team providing services for adults of all ages in the community in Wiltshire. The successful applicant will work with Older Adults within the team with an Older Adult colleague and Adult of Working Age Colleagues. The post is an existing post which has become vacant on the previous incumbent retiring.

Fountain Way benefits from modern facilities, a hospital library, shop and a new primary care centre. Salisbury is a beautiful cathedral city with excellent schools, a vibrant arts culture, easy road access to the New Forest, South Coast, Winchester and Bath and a direct rail link to London in under 90 minutes.

The post holder will work alongside a friendly and enthusiastic group of colleagues as well as visiting medical students from the University of Southampton. There is an in-house weekly teaching programme. We encourage the development of special interests and involvement in management.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Sarum Community Mental Health Team, the Memory Service and the Care Home Liaison team for designated surgeries within the Clinical Commissioning Group area.

You will provide consultant medical input to a population of approximately 19000 older adults registered with GP practices within the South Wiltshire area.

The post holder will be supported by 0.7 whole time equivalent of Specialist Doctors time within their CMHT patch and will be encouraged to be a trainer.

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification


  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six 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


  • CCT in Older Adult Psychaitry



  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in a community setting.

Personal Skills


  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills


  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Older Adults and to deal with crisis situations.



  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.



  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit


  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.



  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Fountain Way

Wilton Road



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