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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024
Job description is awaiting approval from Royal College

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to make a fixed term whole-time appointment to this established post with Oldham Mental Health Services. This post will cover the West sector within the Oldham area.

The Oldham general adult psychiatry service (generally for people aged 16 to 64) has been run since 2008 according to a model whereby our team of consultants are deployed as follows: three consultants work exclusively in the community and outpatient areas, one consultant works with the Early Intervention Service, two consultants cover the inpatient area and one works with our Home Treatment and A& E Liaison Team. Within this arrangement, the consultant appointed to this post will work with other sector consultants (East, West, South and Central sector community outpatients).

Main duties of the job

The Consultant will cover the west sector within the Oldham area. This will include the postcodes OL1, OL2, OL9.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are many opportunities to contribute to the organisations' innovation and for personal development.

Oldham borough has a new state of the art TMS suite. We are the only NHS provider for this service in the Northwest.

Oldham has a very strong teaching commitment and candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and nursing staff. There are close links to ongoing research projects such as Bright Mind, FreshSTART, Gamechange to name a few.

Patients will be seen in hospital and community clinics, at their own homes or in other clinical settings according to clinical need.

Outpatient clinics are held at the Cherrywood Clinic on the Royal Oldham Hospital site and at the Werneth Primary Care Centre. Werneth Primary Care Centre is 1.5 miles from the hospital.

The consultant in this post will work with the East, South and Central Sector CMHTs and also with the Care Management and Review Team, which is a sub-team working across both CMHTs and which supports people with more stable but long term mental illnesses. The CMHT and the Care Management and Review Team are located at Maple house, which is near the town centre and 1.9 miles from the hospital.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Medical Degree


  • MBChB or equivalent


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

GMC registration


  • Full registration with GMC


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Specialisr register


  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.

AC status


  • Approved Clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment

S12 approval


  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Knowledge in psychiatry


  • Excellent knowledge in adult psychiatry including knowledge and experience of a range of conditions and complex psychological problems


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

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Royal Oldham Hospital

Parklands House



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