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Specialist Grade - Old Age Psychiatry - Wigan

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Specialist in Old Age Psychiatry to join the LLAMS team based at the sites mentioned above. The Clinician will have support from the team's Consultants (who cover the RC responsibilities).

Main duties of the job

Clinical role

Undertake assessments of referrals/reviews and follow ups to the LLAMS team

Diagnose and formulate management plans in patients presenting with cognitive impairment and functional illness.

Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations with support from Senior Clinicians

Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.

Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.

Work in partnership with psychiatrists from external partner providers and from other services within the trust.

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

Provide input in relation to medical students from UCLAN

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role please see the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment



  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho- social perspective and wide medical knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Atherleigh Park Hospital

Atherleigh Way



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