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Old Age Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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King's Wood Centre, Colchester
£79,860 to £107,668
31/10/2019 23:59

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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton.

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

We are looking to recruit a substantive consultant in old age psychiatry following the retirement of the previous post holder based at the King’s Wood Centre in Colchester. The successful candidate will work with services to provide medical input and leadership to half of the north east area of Essex with respect to the memory assessment team and the dementia support team. As the area continues to develop and evolve services, an increased primary care focus will be expected and the post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in this process.

The post holder will work with two other full time consultant colleagues in old age psychiatry to provide community services. One colleague covers the other half of the area with respect to memory assessment and dementia support, the other works with the functional and dementia home treatment teams.

You must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register, with an appropriate CCT or be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the AAC.

For further information, please contact Dr Jennifer Ford, Clinical Director 01268 243581

Closing date:31st October 19

Interview date: 2nd December 19

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jennifer Ford, Clinical Director 01268 243581