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Consultant Psychiatrist - Old Age CMHT - Salford West Cluster

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Job Details

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical care for the patients in community for the West Cluster. Additionally, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the development of the broader Older Adult team. The post holder will work with the Home-Based Treatment Team and Care Coordinators from the three Community Mental Health Teams in Salford, to facilitate discharge, and provide an alternative to inpatient admission.

Main duties of the job

Clinical role
  • Undertake assessments of referrals/ admissions to the service
  • Diagnose and formulate management plans in complex presentations.
  • Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations
  • Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
  • Preparation of Mental Health Review Tribunal and Managers' Hearings reports and attendance at subsequent hearings.
  • Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.
  • Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Forensic and Rehabilitation Psychiatrists.

Leadership role
  • Lead clinical decision making in the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high quality care
  • Develop service clinical priorities in line with national and professional guidance and standards
  • Engage with service transformation programmes including attendance at Consultant meetings for their service and directorate.

Educational role
  • Provide clinical supervision for trainees in gaining core psychiatric experience
  • Provide clinical supervision for psychiatric trainees in achieving competencies in core general psychiatry

About us

  • Largest mental health provider in Greater Manchester with focus on delivering excellent mental health care.
  • Posts across rural, suburban and urban settings.
  • Standard offer of 2.5 SPAs: 7.5 DCCs (pro rata).
  • Support for flexible and less than full-time working.
  • Opportunities to pursue a special interest.
  • The Trust is highly active in research and innovation and has links with a number of local universities consultants can engage with research from recruitment through to dedicated research time.
  • Clear framework for interested colleagues to develop management and leadership skills and take up positions in leadership and management.
  • Access to in-house training including a Recovery Academy.
  • Structured and supported approach to appraisal and revalidation.
  • Agreed process for career breaks.
  • Relocation package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details about this role and the responsibilities please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Medical Degree


  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Specialist Register
  • GMC Registration


  • Approved Clinician

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Humphrey Booth Resource Centre


M27 5WW

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