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Specialist Grade Psychiatrist - Older Adult CMHT & RITT

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Bamber Bridge
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024
Specialist Psychiatrist - Older Adult Community Psychiatry, Preston (10PA)

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Specialist Psychiatrist (Specialist Grade) to work with the Older Adult Single Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team (RITT) and Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), based at Charnley Fold, Bamber Bridge, Preston. This post is full time (10 PA).It is expected that the postholder will contribute to the On Call rota, for which additional remuneration will be paid.

Main duties of the job

The Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team sees patients with acute mental health needs at home or in care homes with the aim of preventing admission to hospital or care home and facilitating early discharge from the in-patient wards. It provides input to patients referred who have higher needs or risks which require more intensive input than can be provided by the CMHT. It is a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Therapists, a Psychologist, Doctors, Nurses and Support Workers. The post carries no responsibility for inpatients.

Both the Preston and the Chorley and South Ribble CMHTs are based at Charnley Fold. The Ormskirk CMHT is at Brookside in Ormskirk. Each provides community services by a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team. The Consultants in the team provide clinical supervision in line with new ways of working. All patients are referred to a single point of access and allocated to the appropriate team.

Applicants should hold full GMC registration and have a minimum of 6 years' experience in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades.

It is a requirement that applicants are Section 12 Approved at the time of commencing employment.

About us

Support for CESR

The successful applicant will be provided with monthly support from a CESR College Evaluator/ CESR Mentor to achieve their CESR competencies and their job plan reviewed to address their needs for completing CESR documentation and submit to the General Medical Council to progress to Consultant position within the organisation .

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are proud of our fantastic SAS Development Programme, which is a great source of development for our Doctors. We have an active SAS Forum which meets on a regular basis to discuss operational and professional issues to support SAS/Specialty Doctors.

Check out our twitter accounts for examples of some exciting things we are working on via @LSCFTMedics and @LSCFTMedEd

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

The Job Description was approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 27 September 2022.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and licence to practise
  • Section 12 approved or within 3 months



  • Knowledge, skills and experience relevant to this post

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Charnley Fold

Cottage Lane

Bamber Bridge


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