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Consultant in General Adult Community Psychiatry- Christchurch CMHT

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

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
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Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a full time Consultant Psychiatrist to join the integrated Christchurch and Southbourne CMHT and play a key leadership role in influencing the development of our existing service, in line with the Long Term Plan and Community Mental Health Framework.

We would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. Work-life balance is important to all of us, when we support staff to achieve this there are benefits for you, our patients and the Trust. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome discussions around this. This may include but is not limited to; compressed hours over four days, job sharing, part time working and home working.

Alongside this, we offer fantastic career development and enhancements:

  • This post attracts a Recruitment and Retention payment of £10,000to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment.
  • We can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

The Christchurch and Southbourne Community Mental Health Team is a large multidisciplinary team with a mix of highly experienced and skilled staff, and new staff who are bringing drive, creativity and new ways of working. We have plans to move into new dedicated premises and expand the services we currently offer to patients and their families.

As part of its integrated service for service users on CPA and Standard Care, the team already offers various services such as Physical Health Checks Service, Depot and Clozapine Clinics, Social inclusion work (Employment support and Support, time and recovery workers), designated Duty service and psychological therapies (including a DBT pathway and individual therapy).

We have recently expanded our physical health offer and are moving towards closer partnership working with Primary care and Psychological Services. We have a close working relationship with the Local Authority and there is a high level of support from the Team Leader, Service Manager and Lead Consultant.

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.

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), Paul Hopkins, Team Leader ( 858 100 or Marianne Gillingham, Service Manager ( / 01202 858 100)

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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