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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community General Adult -Dorchester

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year p.a.
Closing date
23 May 2024
Are you an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist? We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Consultant psychiatrist to join us and play a key leadership role and influence the evolvement of the existing service in line with the Long-Term Plan and Community Mental Health Framework. You will form part of a high calibre consultant peer group in the heart of Dorset and will work in an established multidisciplinary community mental health team in Dorchester

We are in the process of rolling out and embedding the exciting new mental health offer in Dorset as part of the large-scale transformation work, and are in the process of building and developing successful relationships with Primary care and the Community.

This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of �10,000 plus a further relocation package of up to �10,000 if relocating to Dorset. In addition, we offer a commitment to flexible working, career development opportunities and our excellent NHS benefits.

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Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive �500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to recruit a part time Consultant psychiatrist to join the dynamic Dorchester Community Mental Health Team and work in a well-established and supportive small team, covering a Primary Care Network of nine GP surgeries, which includes mainly rural communities and Dorchester town.

You will be based in the beautiful town of Dorchester, in a contemporary office space with access to own office and high-quality admin support.

On site are also various other services such as Older Persons CMHT, Memory Assessment Service, Psychology department, which provides excellent opportunity for collaborative working with the bonus of onsite parking available at no additional cost.

The team consists of one Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a CT2 trainee, two Joint Team Leaders, and equative to 4.5 FT community psychiatric nurses, 2 healthcare assistants.

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests, we are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion on how this could be achieved for you.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do, and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent, e.g. membership of a psychiatry college in another country.


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



  • Must be in possession or within 6 months of possession of a CCT in Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register in enter specialism Psychiatry.
  • Section 12(2) approval and Approved Clinician approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post


  • Experience of medicine outside psychiatry e.g. general practice, medicine.

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • knowledge in specialty
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Teaching Experience
  • Teaching Experience

Management Skills


  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care
  • Able to manage priorities
  • Evidence of management/Leadership skills training


  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff

Leadership Skills


  • Understand principles of leadership and give examples of leadership in own practice.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team

Clinical Governance


  • An understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance in the NHS organisations and importance in patient care.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation

Supervision of Junior medical Staff


  • Knowledge of requirements for supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff.
  • Approved educational supervisor training

Research and Audit


  • Experience of carrying out an audit project
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication
  • Ability to supervisor junior medical staff undertaking research projects


  • Published audit project

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Dorchester CMHT

30 Maiden Castle Road



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