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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older People

Pennine Care NHS FT
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Job description pending Royal College approvalPennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a full-time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist and share a fantastic oppertunity to join a post based in Bury, Manchester. The service here operates in a sectorised model and is staffed by 2 wte sector Consultants in Older People Psychiatry and Each Consultant is allocated a Junior Doctor (NW Deanery training schemes) to work with them, along side GP plus trainees

This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are many opportunities to contribute to the organisations' development and to look at service redesign models. Bury has a very strong teaching commitment and candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and nursing staff and 4th medical students. There are close links with ongoing research projects. The Consultants contribute to local service user & carer groups.

This posts reflects:

Enhanced Mentorship by senior management for new consultants.

Excellent peer support

Excellent study leave package

Award winning department and Trust

Nationally recognised staff satisfaction

Main duties of the job

To provide high-quality Mental Health Care for older people with severe and enduring mental health problems both inpatient and outpatients.To work closely with other teams and Consultants to ensure coherent and high-quality mental health care for older people with severe and enduring mental health problems within the Tameside area.To work with the other Consultants to support the development of the service, and to attend local and divisional service development meetings.Applicants must be on the GMC's Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion or be within six months' of the anticipated award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Older People Psychiatry at the time of interview for the post.

We offer ample opportunities for our consultants' professional development and opportunities for additional work for additional PAs (require negotiation) .

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



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise 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 with 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative



  • Excellent knowledge in specialty Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 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



  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training Ability to work in and lead team Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement. Participated in continuous professional development Participated in research or service evaluation. Able to use and appraise clinical evidence Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


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

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Bury Irwell unit and Ribchester clinic

18 Parsons lane



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