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Consultant Psychiatrist


Main area
Older People Medical Team
10 Sessions per week
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Glanville House, Bridgwater
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
26/02/2018 23:59

CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST in Community Old Age Psychiatry - Bridgwater

Due to a reconfiguration in how we deliver older adult services Somerset Partnership is currently seeking a new Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry. We are now seeking a passionate and knowledgeable consultant, who can deliver a high quality liaison service in Bridgwater and its surrounding area.

•Are you experienced and passionate about mental health services for older adults?
•Could you take a prominent role in service development?
•Are you knowledgeable and passionate enough to raise the profile of mental health and parity of esteem for this service?
•Are you looking for a role with wider scope than the normal consultant role?

Then this could be the right role for you.

You will need to be a consultant psychiatrist, who has extensive community experience. Experience of multi-agency working with complex co-morbid patients with dementia and other mental health problems is vital, as is a holistic perspective and a focus on the wellbeing of patients during an inpatient stay.

We will be able to offer you the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills in an area of increasing focus and importance. We have a strong emphasis on supporting consultants in developing leadership and management, as well as other areas of interest including research.

We are a flexible employer who focuses on the needs of our staff and aims to accommodate family or caring commitments that our employees may bring. Wherever possible we shape job plans to fit around other caring commitments where these may impact on a normal working week.

Somerset Partnership is a mental health and community trust that is developing close links with the two acute trusts in the county. The county is large and geographically varied providing an opportunity for more rural living while still working in a thriving and exciting NHS Foundation Trust. We have a strong focus on mental health in our service, and are currently collaborating closely with local universities to develop research projects within Somerset and Devon.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested in this post, or want to ask more questions about either this or other roles within Somerset partnership then please ring Dr Stephen De Souza Clinical Director on 07775 695568, or 01278 720200 Dr Sarah Oke Medical Director 07788 308219

If you have problems applying, contact

01278 432143