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Consultant/Psychiatry/Geriatric Psychiatry

United Kingdom, UK

From 14/03/2018



The Position

Skilled Medical is currently recruiting for an Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist  in North West Sussex.This involves being the Consultant for the 12 bedded dementia in-patient unit

Your responsibility would be to provide specialist medical advice and consultations to a range of health and social care staff as appropriate. Your main role would be to promote effective delivery of a patients centered mental healthcare and to help give the best possible care to patients suffering from Dementia.

You will offer training to professional audiences as appropriate to improve and quality of mental healthcare locally including that of the Trusts dementia patients.

You will participate in planning and developing local Mental Health Services and to contribute constructively to improving the standards of mental health care and Dementia.

The post may be subject to change if reviewed under the job planning process in line with service developments. 

The post has no specific research responsibilities other than those which are inherent in clinical duties. However there are opportunities for clinical and other basic research. 

The post holder will take part in an approximately one in 12 covering OPMH services across the Trust. There is sometimes a second tier on call (SpR or speciality grade) as well as junior medical rota supported by Senior Nurse Practitioners. Agreed category A, on call supplement 3%. During office hours each consultant is expected to provide emergency cover within his or her own team in response to requests from Care Co-ordinators. Annual, study and special leave are generally cross-covered within the pool of SOAMH Consultants and must be signed off by the appropriate clinical and local manager. This post holder will cross-cover with the consultant who works in the Memory Assessment Service. The annual leave entitlement is 32 days a year.

Health Service

A hospital in the county of Sussex, England is looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist to come and join a busy hospital that has been voted for the second year as running as national best places to work list of 120 top NHS organisations in England.The  ward consists of a Later Life Consultant ,Team leader Band 7, CPN band 6  and  administrator. 

The Location

A rural county in south east England, is best known for its English Channel seaside resorts. With an amusement pier and a long shingle beach within travelling distance of the hospital. This county is  also the site of King George IV's Royal Pavilion, an opulent palace with Indo-Saracenic onion domes. Inland, Arundel Castle is a restored Gothic landmark occupied by the Dukes of Norfolk. It is 0.8 miles away from the town center where there are many pubs and restaurants. 

Essential Criteria

Basic Medical Training

 Full GMC / UK Registration

MRC Psych or equivalent

CCT in Old Age Psychiatry and entry onto the GMC Specialist Register expected within 6 months

Section 12 and AC approval

About Skilled Medical

Skilled Medical is an accredited provider of medical personnel to health services in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. With local offices in Melbourne and London, we offer a personalised service to doctors in their search for jobs, and provide professional assistance with compliance, health authority registration and right to work pathways. Skilled Medical is a doctor-led company with years of industry experience and is dedicated to assisting medical professionals in their work and careers.