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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: Permanant
Full time: 40 plus on call (1 in 30 with full middle grade cover)
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Cherrywood Clinic - Royal Oldham Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668
23/02/2020 23:59

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Community

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people’s potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.  

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.  We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

  1. 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  2. Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  3. Access to Continued Professional Development
  4. Involvement in improvement and research activities
  5. Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  6. Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople

Please be aware, the Job Description for the role is current awaiting Royal College approval 

Service/Ward/Department Summary:


This is a rewarding and exciting post within a highly supportive environment.

We are looking to recruit a full-time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist. This post is based on the CMHT in Oldham and is a Community post. The post holder will be based at the Cherrywood Clinic, The Royal Oldham Hospital. Oldham operates an Inpatient- Outpatient model (New Ways of Working). Each Community Consultant is allocated a Junior Doctor (NW Deanery training schemes) to work with them with support from advanced practitioner.


You will be working within a dynamic and responsive consultant body that have a long track record of delivering high quality care.



Low frequency on-call (1 in 30) with full second tier on call and  1 day off after your on call.


We offer ample opportunities for our consultants’ professional development and opportunities for additional work for additional PAs (require negotiation).


You will be welcomed and supported in developing your skills and contributions to the borough, the wider organisation and beyond.



Role Summary:


This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are many opportunities to contribute to the organizations’ development and to look at service redesign models. Oldham has a very strong teaching commitment and candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and nursing staff. There are close links to ongoing research projects. The Consultants contribute to local service user & carer groups.


Key Responsibilities of the Post:



To provide high-quality Mental Health Care for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems within the community

To work closely with other teams and Consultants to ensure coherent and high-quality mental health care for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems within the Oldham area.

To work with the other Consultants to support the development of the service, and to attend local and divisional service development meetings


Key Requirements of the Person Specification:


Applicants must be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion or be within six months’ of the anticipated award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry at the time of interview for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             post.



Key Requirements of the Person Specification:


You will have relevant professional qualifications in line with ‘Essential’ elements of the Job Description, and a CV demonstrating a wide range of ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ skills in terms of qualifications, clinical skills, knowledge and experience as well as academic skills and lifelong learning all detailed in the attached job description.



Please be aware, the Job Description for the role is current awaiting Royal College approval 

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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

Informal Contact Name:      Dr Micheal Kurkar

Job Title:                                Lead Consultant, Oldham

Contact Number:                  0161 716 2120/2117