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Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry - Weymouth CMHT

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Weymouth Community Hospital, Weymouth
£84,559 - £114,003 pa
Closing date
25 Jan 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, Other, Old-age psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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About the role:

An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Mental Health to join our Older Adult CMHT within the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth in West Dorset .

You will take part in the multi-disciplinary management of community referrals for those with both functional and organic illness. There will also be dedicated time within the role for you to help shape the strategic developments within the care group across Dorset. There is a strong leadership structure across the organisation with the opportunity for you to have regular input into leadership meetings and developments, and good opportunity for peer support and robust cross cover.

Everyday you'll have the opportunity to make a long-lasting difference and the privilege of working with older people in the local community. You'll encounter stimulating challenges and endless rewards; opportunities to create change and transform lives; teams fuelled by collaboration; and a culture that fosters innovation and values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The post holder will take part in the consultant on-call rota remunerated paid at 3% plus 0.75APA. The post also attracts 10 days per year of study leave and an annual study leave budget of up to £1000.

In addition to our commitment to flexible working and our excellent NHS benefits, we also offer assistance with relocation expenses. If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Want to find out more about this vacancy and our mental health services before applying?

Sign up for a 30-minute online information session to be the first to hear about our new mental health team vacancies and what we can offer you in our rapidly expanding teams. You'll even have the one-off opportunity to informally meet the managers and ask any questions directly to them before applying, all from the comfort of your home. Please go to website and sign up.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Carol Bannister
Medical Lead Consultant for Older Adult Psychiatry

Additional contact information

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application. If you have any role specific questions please email Medical lead Carol Bannister @

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Trust Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) @

Or to apply, please click the apply button.

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Dorset Healthcare is a dynamic and forward-thinking Trust delivering both hospital and community based care. We serve a population of nearly 800,000 people and employ around 6,000 outstanding staff. We are the largest provider of heathcare in Dorset and our services continually evolve and develop to meet the needs of our community.

As well as a wide range of professional challenges, Dorset offers the opportunity for an outstanding work/life balance, with great weather, stunning countryside, picture-postcard villages and award-winning beaches.

There are also excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities. Good transport links offer speedy access to Southampton and London in the east, and Bristol, Devon and the West Country.

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