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Locum Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

Pennine Care NHS FT
Depending on experience Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Locum Consultant Working Age Psychiatry

We are seeking a knowledgeable, driven, and forward-thinking consultant to join our sector-based team in Tameside. The post can be 8 to 10 PAs. The holder will be responsible for inpatients and outpatients from Dukinfield and parts of Denton and will work closely with the West CMHT. This is a replacement post due to staff retirement and reconfiguration of sectors.

Main duties of the job

The post covers Dukinfield, part of Denton, which is part of the CMHT catchment area and will be responsible for all psychiatric patients in their sector.The post holder will attend weekly referral meetings with CMHT management, on average three per week. You will take a lead role in decision making regarding the referrals for your sector and work closely with CMHT. You will conduct a weekly ward round, working with the ward MDT. Estimated workload for this sector: Inpatient caseload: 4-7 inpatients Outpatient caseload: Around 150 patients No. of outpatients per week in clinic between consultant and junior doctor clinics 20-25 follow-ups, 1-2 new patients. Consultants provide advice and liaison to the acute Trust for patients in their own sector. Inpatients are admitted to two wards located at Tameside General Hospital site. The number of inpatients/lengths of stay varies. The clinical responsibility for out of area admissions are allocated on a rota basis. The post holder will share access to facilities within the service and work closely with members of the MDT. The post holder will negotiate a timetable with the Line Manager. The post-holder will have a lead role in the MDT, in respect to individual cases and in respect to the overall functioning and clinical targeting of the team. This will include Clinical leadership of the team, management of complex cases including care plan and treatment formulation plus guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness

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



  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Full registration with the GMC
  • CCT or within six months of achieving this


  • Degree, such as Msc or MD
  • MRCPsych



  • Good Interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant requirements and legislation such as The Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach etc
  • Be Section 12 and AC Approved or within the next 3 months


  • An additional area of relevant special interest.
  • Actively involved in continuing professional development



  • Experience relevant to modern community orientated adult psychiatry.
  • Experience of teaching and training.


  • Experience of management.
  • Experience of service development and planning.



  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development.
  • Flexible and able to adapt.
  • Enthusiastic and forward thinking to help take the department forward.


  • Demonstrated initiative and innovation.
  • Further personal professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Tameside General Hospital - Mental Health Unit

Fountain Street



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