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Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata plus additional 20% Golden Hello
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Mental health
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for a permanent Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist. This is a replacement inpatient post, suitable for an Old Age Psychiatry colleague who will assume responsibility for diagnosis and treatment of patients admitted to Orchid ward. An RRP of 20% of the minimum point of the National Consultant (2003) contract will be paid for this post, which will be open to review.

The post holder will be expected to provide senior medical input to the team, as described elsewhere in the job description. They will also be expected to participate in local leadership meetings and work with local operational leads on service development and the improvement of quality of services locally.

Main duties of the job

This is a 6 PA post based on Orchid Ward, a 15 bedded mixed sex ward. There are 10 beds for dementia patients and 5 beds for patients with functional illnesses. The Consultant Psychiatrist will provide clinical and medical leadership to the MDT and will lead the assessment and treatment of patients under their care. The post holder will alongside an MPAC (multi professional approved clinician), Dr David Connelly. Dr Connelly will share the responsibility for patients on the ward and will provide cover on the days the Consultant is not on the ward. He is on the ward for two and half days and will take overall responsibility for 6 patients.

About us

Mental Health Services for Older People Nottinghamshire Healthcare is a major provider of specialist mental health services for older people in Nottingham City and the wider county. The service caters to the needs of all people suffering from dementia, regardless of age and those presenting with severe and enduring mental health illnesses, such as depression.

Services are provided in an in-patient andcommunity basis and comprise of the following teams:

o Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT)o Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry (RRLP)o Community Mental Health Teamso Memory Assessment Services (MAS)o Young Onset Dementia Service (YOD))o Dementia Outreach Services (Residential and Nursing Homes) (DOS)o Psychological Therapies

There are 90 assessment and treatment beds. There are 40 beds at Highbury hospital (20 organic and 20 functional beds), Millbrook Mental health Unit is undergoing a process of transformation, it currently has 35 beds (15 organic and 20 functional beds) a further 15 beds will be opened on Orchid Ward (March 2023) this is following a transfer of bed stock from Bassetlaw to Millbrook, Orchid ward (this post) has been designed to enable the flexibility of beds for Functional & organic patients.Millbrook is undergoing an exciting and significant transformation over the next 12 months to create a MHSOP hub with 3 brand new wards designed to meet the needs of older adults with Mental Health Issues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide medical leadership for the multi-disciplinary team leadership on Orchid ward Provision of medical/psychiatric assessments to inform care planning and risk assessment Completion of administrative tasks related to clinical responsibilities Maintain good clinical records using Trusts electronic record system Maintain a revalidation portfolio and participate in annual appraisal Undertake a job plan review with the Clinical Directors annually Maintain professional registration with the GMC and approval as an Approved Clinician and Section 12(2) approved doctor Attendance at team and governance meetings Comply with Trusts agreed policies and procedures Participation in the MHSOP out of hours on call rota Clinical supervision of junior medical staff Participation in the teaching of undergraduate medical students

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCPsych with CCT in Old Age Psychiatry



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment

Clinical Knowledge and Experience


  • Excellent knowledge in speciality
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


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

Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit


  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or serviced evaluation
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Millbrook Mental Health Unit

Kings Mill Hospital


NG17 4JT

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