Consultant Psychiatrist – Rehabilitation


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 proud to announce that the Trust in conjunction with our local Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have recently completed a review of our Rehabilitation Services in Dorset and secured significant additional funding to redevelop and expand the services that we provide.

This includes a brand new dedicated pan Dorset Community based Rehabilitation Team (CRT). The CRT will support people who have chronic and disabling mental health problems that may be treatment resistant and who have previously spent long periods in hospital.

We are looking for a full-time (10PA) Consultant Psychiatrist who is reliable, committed and dedicated with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their work.

This post for Consultant Psychiatrist- Mental Health Rehabilitation is split across our in-patient and community team covering West Dorset. They will provide medical leadership to this service. (30% inpatient / 70% community but flexible to the needs of the service).

Our vision is to provide a community team in the east and a community team in the west of the county. This will be a flagship service enabling Dorset HealthCare to become one of the best rehabilitation services across the country.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the The Glendinning Unit, in the Town of Dorchester. This is a mixed sex unit providing a service for a total of 9 patients, requiring specialist care to meet a range of complex mental health issues along with additional co-morbidities often experienced by this client group. They would also be responsible for providing medical leadership into the newly formed community rehab team, also to be based in the West of the county that covers a large expanse of Dorset.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

The postholder must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12, Approved Clinician, and Responsible Clinician status.

If you want to be part of this newly established dynamic, forward thinking service, we would be keen to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sudipto Das, Deputy Medical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (01202 277011),or Dr Domenico Scala Clinical Lead for inpatient and Specialty Services on Tel 01202 609821 (mon-thurs). Visits can be arranged via Julie Street, PA to Executive Medical Director (01202 277011).

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-ME62.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-04

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