Specialist Grade Psychiatrist, Older Adult Psychiatry - Preston

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Bamber Bridge, Preston
£80,693 to £91,584 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Specialist Psychiatrist - Older Adult Community Psychiatry, Preston (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

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

This is a new post that has been designed in line with the new guidelines introduced in April 2021.

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

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 has been submitted for approval to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • Section 12 approval
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge, skills and experience required for this post

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