Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry
Isle of Man Government
About the role and our team
We are looking to appoint a knowledgeable, driven and forward-thinking Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry to join our team.
You’ll have the opportunity to work across a variety of settings including our inpatient ward, community mental health team and general hospital. You’ll play a key role in developing seamless clinical care for older people’s mental health and be part of the development of the transformation programme of integrated care.
You’ll join our supportive multidisciplinary team who are responsible for Older Persons Mental Health, both in the community and the inpatient setting at Manannan Court. You will be working alongside a dedicated clinical leadership team which ensures that service users receive the highest standard of quality care.
If you have a passion for providing psychiatric support to older people in the Island’s community and would like to work with a strong clinical leadership team, then this role could be for you!
What can this role offer me?
By joining us you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Islands healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.
We strongly encourage personal and professional development - you’ll have access to our in-house Education and Training Centre with a simulation suite and library situated at Noble’s Hospital. We recognise the need for all medical staff on the Island to maintain connections with medicine in the United Kingdom, and we provide generous study Leave with pay and expenses to attend approved conferences and workshops.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant impact on how services are delivered and how staff are developed to ensure excellent care for individuals with serious mental health problems and their families.
Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is ‘proud to be smoke free’ as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking will no longer be permitted on our Manx Care sites. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im
About the Island and relocating
Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!
There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Islands’ real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).
If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im
Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7000 based on receipts is available for this role. To find out more about our relocation package, download the leaflet below.
How to find out more and apply
For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Dr Chris Jagus on 01624 642879 or Chris.Jagus@gov.im or Dr Patricia Crellin on 01624 687375 Patricia.Crellin@gov.im.
A provisional interview date of 1 November 2021 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.
Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at email@example.com
Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post, which the Department will cover the cost of for you.
A driving licence and access to your own vehicle is required for this role.