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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult - Outpatients

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to make a substantive whole time appointment to this newly established post with Oldham Mental Health Services. This post will cover the Central sector within the Oldham area. The post is new, it arose due to new development and expansion in community mental health services.

The Oldham general adult psychiatry service (generally for people aged 16 to 64) has been run since 2008 according to a model whereby our team of consultants are deployed as follows: three consultants work exclusively in the community and outpatient areas, one consultant works with the Early Intervention Service, two consultants cover the inpatient area and one works with our Home Treatment and A&E Liaison Team.

Within this arrangement, the consultant appointed to this post will work with other sector consultants (East, West and South sector community outpatients).

Main duties of the job

This is a newly created post. The Consultant will cover the central sector within the Oldham area.This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are many opportunities to contribute to the organisations' innovation and for personal development.

Oldham borough has a new state of the art TMS suite. This is the only NHS provider for this service in the North West.

Oldham has a very strong teaching commitment and candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and nursing staff. There are close links to ongoing research projects such as Bright Mind, FreshSTART, Gamechange to name a few.

The Consultants contribute to local service user & carer groups.The Central sector covers the areas of South and East Oldham (Chadderton; Royton and Shaw; Delph, Uppermill, Lees, Ashton Under Lyne).

Patients will be seen in hospital and community clinics, at their own homes or in other clinical settings according to clinical need.

Outpatient clinics are held at the Cherrywood Clinic on the Royal Oldham Hospital site and at the Werneth Primary Care Centre. Werneth Primary Care Centre is 1.5 miles from the hospital.

The consultant in this post will work with the East, South and West Sector CMHTs and also with the Care Management and Review Team, which is a sub-team working across both CMHTs and which supports people with more stable but long term mental illnesses.

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 Medical Degree Essential
  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
GMC registration Essential
  • Full registration with GMC
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Specialisr register Essential
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
AC status Essential
  • Approved Clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
S12 approval Essential
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Knowledge in psychiatry Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in adult psychiatry including knowledge and experience of a range of conditions and complex psychological problems
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Pennine Care NHS FT
Royal Oldham Hospital



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