Consultant in Older Peoples Psychiatry- CMHT

Older Peoples Psychiatry

Posted: 1 year ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£84,559 - £114,003 pa


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

We are looking to recruit a full time consultant psychiatrist in older adult mental health. This is an exciting opportunity to work both within the Wimborne and Purbeck Community Mental Health Team alongside a part time consultant and take part in the multidisciplinary management of community referrals for those with both functional and organic illness.

The successful candidate would also have dedicated sessions to work with the newly reviewed and well Established Memory Assessment Service (MAS), working within the East of the county to provide expert assessment diagnosis and treatment for those with cognitive disorders. The vision going forward is to ensure that Dorset residents have timely access to expert services when required for their cognitive and other mental health problems with easy access to services required and good liaison between the service providers.

The Role at MAS involves diagnosis, staff supervision and improving the service. The service has helped to improve the diagnosis rate in Dorset significantly and is rated very well in the Friends and family test. The Memory Assessment Service is planning to apply for MSNAP accreditation in the near future.

The teams are both well established and experienced. The catchment area is within a picturesque area of the county .There is good opportunity for peer support and robust cross cover.

In addition to the excellent NHS terms and conditions, Dorset HealthCare also offer assistance with relocation expenses. If you are interested in moving to our beautiful county, we can provide a generous relocation package of up to £10,000.



We would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested candidates prior to the interviews or submission of an application.

If you have any role specific questions please email Dr Carol Bannister, Medical Lead for Older Peoples Services , Dr Ranjeev Jaswal, Consultant in Older Peoples Psychiatry or Marianne Gillingham, Service Manager:

If you would like a pre application conversation with the Executive Medical Director, please contact Julie Street (Executive PA to the Medical Director) on 01202 277011 or via email to

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-ME54.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-17

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