Skip to main content

Consultant Psychiatrist Older People Liaison

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2024
We have an excellent opportunity within the Trust for a Consultant Psychiatrist based within the Old Age Liaison Mental Health Service.

The post holder will principally provide leadership and senior medical input to the Old Age Liaison Service based in the Department of Psychological Medicine within Hull Royal Infirmary.

This is an exciting prospect, and you will need to be flexible, visionary and have the interpersonal skills to engage with patients and carers and develop professional working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.

Applicants should have full registration with the GMC, possess the MRCPsych UK or have an equivalent post-graduate qualification. They must have full registration with the GMC. Applicants must be included on the GMC's Specialist Register or Specialty Trainees within 6 months of completing their CCT within Older Age Psychiatry.

The role will attract at least 2.5 SPAs asstandard for a full-time post. We would be flexible in looking at enhancements to support other activities that support the wider ambitions of the Trust. There is an excellent peer support group and opportunities to be a clinical supervisor. Relocation package available.

Main duties of the job

In fulfilling the clinical duties of the post, the Consultant will be expected to undertake the following:
  • To provide consultant psychiatrist input to the Old Age Liaison Service.
  • To act as RC for patients over the Age of 65 detained to the Acute Hospital under the mental health act (small numbers).
  • To provide cross cover with consultant colleagues as required and as part of a reciprocal arrangement.
  • To offer specialist advice, consultation and training to Primary Care, Secondary Mental Health Care and Acute Teaching Hospitals.
  • To liaise with colleagues in order to provide patient centred care, effective joint working and risk management.
  • To be actively involved in departmental and team governance, including audit.
  • To participate in peer appraisal, CPD, appraisal and job planning.
  • To provide supervision and training to junior medical staff.
  • To participate actively in undergraduate teaching.
  • Participation on the Old Age and LD consultant on call rota. The Rota is a 1:7 joint LD and Old age psychiatry rota.
  • To contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision of junior doctors. The appointee will be encouraged to participate in undergraduate teaching of HYMS students.
  • To participate in continuing professional development according to Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines.
  • To complete all relevant clinical administration associated with this post.

  • About us

    We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire.Find out more on our website

    We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

    We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

    We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

    Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

    We offer a unique range ofbenefitsthat go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

    From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

    Find out more and search live jobs.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    As a consultant working in the Old Age Liaison Team, you will have responsibility for the provision of safe and effective care and treatment which is evidence based. You will share the vision of integrated and multi-disciplinary working and actively engage in the development of the service through research and support.

    The post holder would be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures.

    The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

    Please read our attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on our exciting role available.

    Person Specification



    • Qualification and Training


    • Experience working in psychiatry settings

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


    Dept. Psychological Medicine, Hull Royal Infirmary

    Hull Royal Infirmary (off Gladstone Street) 220-236, Anlaby


    HU3 2RW

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


    Get job alerts

    Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

    Create alert