Consultant Psychiatrist

The Older Peoples Mental Health Service has an exciting opportunity to recruit a purely community based, Consultant in old age psychiatry for our Bolsover and Clay Cross community mental health team. This substantive post will be based at Walton Hospital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The post holder will be responsible for a community population and has no responsibility for inpatient functional or dementia care.

A number of recent developments include a nurse-led memory assessment service and nurse delivered diagnosis. The implementation of a county wide dementia rapid response team working 7 days a week, the development of an in reach and home treatment team for people with a functional mental health issue in the south of the county and funding agreed to roll this out county wide over the next financial year. The team has a NMP within the service to support medical workloads.

The successful applicant will take a key role in the Department of Older Adult Psychiatry, providing clinical leadership to the teams with which they will be working and supporting current and future service developments.

The post offer a varied job working closely with the multidisciplinary teams. We put a high emphasis on quality of care, peer support and on clinical engagement in service development and management.

We are offering a relocation package of up to £8,000 available to eligible candidates.

Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live, situated within the Peak District National Park with stunning countryside, amazing history and, of course, fabulous people. It is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and some grand houses. It is the location of Britain’s first National Park - the Peak District National Park, which is the world’s second most visited National Park.

Whether you enjoy your shopping or leisurely sightseeing trips, Derbyshire’s lively towns offer a delightful array of attractions. Derby itself is a lively and cosmopolitan University City in the heart of Derbyshire offering the best of both worlds – multicultural city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment.

Why not grow your career in a Trust that cares and puts people first; we are able to offer an excellent well supported training package, supervision and an appraisal to support career progression opportunities. This will include exceptional peer support and allocation of a responsible officer for revalidation purposes.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would welcome you to contact the Trust to find out more about this post, our services and discuss what is important to you. To find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links.

For further details / informal visits contact Dr Paul McCormick, Clinical Director, on or Andrea Hodson, Area Service Manager, on .

Reference: 40882637

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