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Consultant in Community General Adult Psychiatry - Poole West

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 - £114,003 pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking to a recruit a full time consultant for Poole West CMHT, one of 3 linked CMHTs providing mental health care across the Poole area. Having 3 linked CMHTs, all based on the same site at Alderney hospital provides advantages to the working environment and patient care.

About the Role

This is a friendly, supportive and social team and includes two team leaders, CPNs, integrated social workers, psychologists, support time recovery workers, and employment specialist, a peer specialist and a physical health worker. Poole West CMHT also has a GP trainee and an ST 4-6 doctor shared with Poole North CMHT

The size and specialisms of the team, means we are able to provide interventions including a DBT skills group, structured clinical management in personality disorders, emotional management skills groups (RELAY), depot clinic, clozapine clinic, physical health clinic, employment support, behavioural activation.

You will have 3 Consultant colleagues on site, who share emergency cover on a rota. You will be part of an active leadership team, comprising the service manager, team leaders, consultants and psychology lead, which meets monthly to review performance and plan service development. You will also be a medical lead in a weekly MDT meeting, joined with Poole North CMHT.

Why Dorset Healthcare?

Relocation expenses

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.

Recruitment and Retention payment

This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of £10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.

Flexible working

We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can design this role around you and your specialist interests. Work-life balance is incredibly important to all of us, we are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion around how we can achieve this for you. This may include but is not limited to; compressed hours over four days, job sharing, part time working and home working.

The postholder will be expected to maintain Section 12 (2) and be an Approved Clinician

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application.

If you have any role specific questions please contact Dr Rodi Karadimova, Lead Consultant for Community General Adult Psychiatry ( / 01202 858300), or Lulu Dajani, Service Manager for Bournemouth West CMHT ( /tel: 01202 305062)

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) on 01202 277011 or via email to

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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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01202 277000
Sentinel House
BH17 0RB
United Kingdom
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