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Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

NHFT are currently looking to appoint a Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult's Liaison Psychiatry. The role will be based at Northampton General Hospital

Main duties of the job

The post holder will demonstrate a commitment to clinical excellence and an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will need to be a born leader and a people person who loves to collaborate and innovate. You need to be MRC psych or equivalent with full registration, licensed and specialist registered or within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the Advisory Appointment Committee. The ability to travel to all locations within the Trust is essential.

About us

In return we can offer:
  • Opportunities to pursue areas of specialist interest e.g. ECT, rTMS, gender dysmorphia, prison psychiatry, ketamine infusion etc.
  • Flexible hours/ job share opportunities
  • Hybrid working
  • Access to a dedicated research and innovation team
  • Mentorship and Undergraduate education opportunities

There are many opportunities to be involved in clinical research and you will have access to the Trust research fellows to help develop research ideas. The Trust already has a portfolio of research studies in Old Age Dementia and Physical Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The trust is leading nationally on physical treatments in mental health, nurse administered ECT, rTMS and ketamine infusion. We also have research collaboration with the Open University along with Nottingham, Oxford and Northampton University.The Trust hosts Undergraduates from Leicester and Norwich Medical schools with numerous opportunities to teach this cohort.Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an Employer which is committed to developing you and that prides itself on being a diverse and equal opportunity employer. NHFT has recently being awarded OUTSTANDINGNorthamptonshire is a county with varied countryside and numerous small villages as well as a range of good housing, excellent rail and road connections to London and elsewhere and good schools making it an attractive place for family living.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • The applicant will possess MRCPsych or equivalent, be included on the GMC's Specialist Register or Specialist Registrars within six months of completing CCT
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Management skills
  • Basic computer skills including ability to use email/Internet


  • Publications in the field of psychiatry
  • Management training

Special Aptitudes


  • Ability to relate well to elderly patients, carers and relatives
  • Team player - to fit in with truly multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of broad perspective of the service within a wider context of NHS Mental Health Services and Primary Care Trusts/Groups
  • Experience of training psychiatric Core trainees and multidisciplinary staff


  • Evidence of first hand experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment and to tight budgetary restraints
  • Experience of setting up induction and training packages for Junior Doctors
  • Experience of training Specialist Registrars
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Northampton General Hospital




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