Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry – Herm Ward Alderney Hospital

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 29-Mar-23

Closing Date: 28-Apr-23

Location: Poole, BH12 4NB

Salary: Not specified

Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry – Herm Ward Alderney Hospital

A Vacancy at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time 10 PA consultant psychiatrist to join the acute assessment and treatment ward for females with organic disorders.

This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of £10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.

If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.

In addition, we offer a commitment to flexible working, career development opportunities and our excellent NHS benefits.

The successful candidate will be based at Alderney hospital Poole and will join a well-established inpatient team providing acute care to older adults with organic mental illness from across Dorset.

The team work closely with the community and Intermediate care team for dementia ( ICSD)home treatment team to provide inpatient care to informal and detained patients when required. The aim of admission is to provide treatment and return patients back to their community home in a timely manner. The team is multidisciplinary in nature and there is an SHO who works alongside the consultant to provide care to the patients.

The post holder will take part in the consultant on-call rota remunerated paid at 3% plus 0.75APA. The post attracts 10 days per year of study leave and an annual study leave budget of up to £1000.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

This advert closes on Monday 17 Apr 2023