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Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

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Buckinghamshire Mental Health
Part time: 10 programmed activities per week
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Shrublands Unit
High Wycombe
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum
27/02/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

You will be joining a well-established Community Mental Health Team delivering high quality community care to the older adult population of High Wycombe, South Buckinghamshire. The team provides care and treatment for both patients with dementia and those over the age of 65 with functional illness. The consultant establishment overall is 33 PA for an older adult population of approximately 55,000.

Responsibilities for the post will be determined by GP catchment population of less than 17,000. There are no routine ward commitments. There are inpatient beds in Aylesbury and Oxford with their own ward consultants.

We provide a strong, stable clinical service with an emphasis on keeping patients in their own homes. Buckinghamshire Older Adult Mental Health services have pioneered service improvements such as memory clinics in GP surgeries, which have received national recognition.

The team is based in High Wycombe (with a satellite base) near the Chilterns, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty; London is also very accessible.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities to take on additional roles, for e.g. Leadership, Management, Clinical / Educational Supervisor, Safeguarding Lead, etc.
  • 33 days annual leave (pro rata if part time), plus bank holidays, with an increase to 35 days with 7 years consultant service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

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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 Chris Ramsay, Associate Medical Director for Older Adults Mental Health (Bucks) on 01865 901048 or Dr Vivek Khosla, Clinical Director for Bucks Mental Health Directorate on 01865 901337.