Consultant Psychiatrist - Old Age Psychiatry - Liaison - Taunton

Recruiter
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main area
Liaison PsychiatryGrade
Consultant PsychiatristContract
PermanentHours
10 PA'sJob ref
184-SS.MED.25

Site
Musgrove Park HospitalTown
TauntonSalary
£76,761 - £103,490 per annumClosing
26/02/2018 23:59



CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST in Liaison Psychiatry, with a special interest in older adults
Somerset - Taunton
Somerset is developing a new Liaison Psychiatry service which will significantly improve service provision for patients across the county. The service will cover both Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital and has financial backing and support from all three main NHS providers in the county and is supported by the CCG and STP. We are now seeking a passionate and knowledgeable consultant, with a particular interest in older adults’ care who can deliver a high quality liaison service in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

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 liaison experience and a particular interest in the care of older adults. A robust knowledge of the legal aspects of inpatient care for detained and incapacitated patients is essential. Experience of multi-agency working with complex co-morbid patients with dementia or other mental health problems is vital, as is a holistic perspective and a focus on the wellbeing of patients during an inpatient stay. This role also carries the important responsibility of trainer and educator in the hospital.
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.
Closing Date 26th of February 2018




At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:



At Somerset Partnership we have an excellent ‘Refer a Friend ‘ scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource and we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and of the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we feel that our staff are best placed to refer likeminded professionals to join our Trust. We offer substantive employees a referral bonus of £1000 for every successful staff referral they make. For more information please contact the Recruitment Team.
We also have a relocation assistance programme and we pay for your registration if you are newly qualified member of staff.
Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

Excellent annual leave entitlement
NHS Pension Scheme
On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
Childcare voucher scheme
National NHS discounts
Annual Staff Recognition Awards
Long service awards
Training and development
Flexible working practices and career breaks
Family friendly benefits
Salary sacrifice schemes

On 1 January 2018 Somerset Partnership NHS Trust joins many other parts of the NHS by going Smokefree. This means there will be no smoking anywhere on our hospital and community sites including the grounds and gardens. For further information, please visit the public website.

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