Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adults - (RRP-£15k)
LPFT are seeking to appoint a full time 10 PA Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry to provide Consultant Liaison input into the Mental Health Liaison Service (MHLS) which falls within the Older Adult and Frailty Division. This post has been newly created following successful bid to expand Old Age Liaison services and aims to provide specialist psychiatric assessment, triage and support and appropriate treatment to patients presenting with both mental and physical health symptoms regardless of age and presumed cause at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
This post will cover two teams, the main team based in Lincoln (Lincoln County Hospital) and a much smaller team based in Grantham (Grantham District Hospital). Historically the input required into Grantham is a lot less compared to Lincoln.
It will be necessary also to see complex acute cases where required to help establish diagnosis and treatment plans. Close liaison with general medical and surgical ward colleagues as well as A&E colleagues will be important to improve patient care and outcomes.
The MHLS provides multi-disciplinary core 24 liaison psychiatry specialist input for 16+ years old patients who present to any United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) acute care hospital sites including Boston Pilgrim Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital. Grantham District Hospital currently has limited Liaison Psychiatry service due to A&E being downgraded to Urgent treatment service.
About the Trust
This is an excellent and exciting time to join an innovative trust, aspiring for better patient outcomes. We are proud that in the past 3 years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England and in the top 10% nationally of all Trusts. CAMHS services within LPFT have been rated “outstanding” since 2016.
We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall. LPFT is a high performing and financially sound organisation and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the East Midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey).
·Attractive remuneration package including an additional recruitment premium of £15k
·Local pension options outside of NHS Pension
·Flexible relocation package up to £8k
·Active internal medical bank with competitive hourly rates
·Protected time for research and special clinical interests
·Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
·Study leave budget of £2000 per person per annum
·A strong ethos on learning and development
·Excellent post graduate training experience
·Excellent staff benefits
·Health and wellbeing support
·Supportive carer / family leave policy for family emergencies
Lincoln has been crowned the best UK city to raise a family, thanks to its outstanding schools, clean air quality, safety and average property prices.
People move to Lincolnshire, primarily, for the quality of life on offer a real mix of bustling historic market towns, idyllic villages, miles of unspoilt coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and one of the greatest cathedral cities in Britain.
All this plus a diverse and fast-growing economy, low unemployment, a healthy environment, low crime rates, health and education facilities well above the national average and affordable housing.
For a better insight into the Trust and the role itself please contact Dr Collins Esiwe, Clinical Director Older Adult and Frailty Division / Consultant Psychiatrist on firstname.lastname@example.org
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