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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry-Inpatients posted by NHS

Full Time
Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham
£76,001 - £76,001 / year

Job Description

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.

In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or, if preferable, pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to registered with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £3.50.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled consultant psychiatrist to run one of our two 22-bedded admission wards for younger adults (aged 18-64). They will join a strong and cohesive team of 7 WTE consultants in general adult psychiatry, and a wider team of 20 consultants across all sub-specialities in Oldham, including CAMHS, older people's services, ID, liaison psychiatry and substance misuse. The postholder will be based, like most of their colleagues at the Royal Oldham Hospital site, and will normally be supported by one or more junior doctors and be a trainer for at least one junior .The department has a very good reputation for training, and serves an ethnically diverse population. We have effective working relationships with colleagues in the general hospital, the local authority and the CCG. Inpatient services in the Trust are integrated between boroughs,and are supported by a PICU for male patients; plans are in place to develop a PICU for female patients in due course.

For further details / informal visits contact:
1. Alistair Stewart, Lead Consultant, Dept. of Psychiatry, Royal Oldham Hospital ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 
2. Henry Ticehurst, Medical Director, Pennine Care NHSFT ( Email address removed )  ( Phone number removed ) 




The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support

We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees who have an at risk status
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Only those applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Please note that you will be contacted via email so it is important to check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment
  • Applicants applying for this position who want to be considered under the disability 2 ticks scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • Please consider your application carefully. If you are currently part of a lease car scheme with your current organisation, the Trust is not able to cover the costs of early termination charges
  • Please be aware that we have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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