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Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry- Weymouth CMHT

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a full time consultant psychiatrist in older adult mental health. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Weymouth Older Adult CMHT and also provide a session of medical time into the Specialist Memory Assessment Service.

Recruitment and Retention: A payment of �20,000 to be paid as two lump sums. The first �10,000 will be paid on appointment in the role and the remaining �10,000 will be made on the anniversary of the start date. Both payments will be subject to deductions at source.

If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county we can provide a generous relocation package of up to �10,000.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

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!

In addition, we offer a commitment to flexible working, career development opportunities and our excellent NHS benefits.

Main duties of the job

Everyday you'll have the opportunity to make a long-lasting difference and the privilege of working with older people in the local community. You'll encounter stimulating challenges and endless rewards opportunities to create change and transform lives teams fuelled by collaboration and a culture that fosters innovation and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You will take part in the multi-disciplinary management of community referrals for those with both functional and organic illness. There will also be dedicated time within the role for you to help shape the strategic developments within the care group across Dorset. There is a strong leadership structure across the organisation with the opportunity for you to have regular input into leadership meetings and developments, and good opportunity for peer support and robust cross cover.

The post holder will take part in the consultant on-call rota remunerated paid at 3% plus 0.75APA. The post also attracts 10 days per year of study leave and an annual study leave budget of up to �1000.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Please visit our Microsite for more information regarding our Trust.

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 Older Adult Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register Older Adult in 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


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wider medical knowledge.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including contribution of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Teaching Experience.
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within the NHS or comparable service.

Dorset HealthCare Values


  • Proactive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy, and positive.

Management Skills


  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of goo 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.

Self Awareness


  • To have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • To have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a consultant psychiatrist and how to manage these appropriately.

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.
  • Ability to critically appraise published research.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Weymouth Community Hospital

3 Melcombe Avenue



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