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Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Liaison Psychiatry
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 pa
Job ref
£76,761 - £103,490
29/08/2018 23:59

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

A whole time post as Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry is now available within the RAID service based at the Royal Oldham Hospital. This is a new post and part of the expansion of the existing RAID service following new investment from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The appointee will play a key role in developing the service in line with the Core 24 standards specified in NICE guidance.

Role Summary:

The post holder will join the existing consultant liaison psychiatrist and RAID staff with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to acute Trust patients. There will be close links with the RAID developments across Greater Manchester.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

These include clinical, liaison, educational, managerial and service evaluation roles. Clinical work will include assessment and interventions with patients in the Acute Trust and involve working with an expanding multidisciplinary RAID team. The team will promote the development of skills in this area within the Acute Trust and pathway development.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

The post holder needs excellent knowledge and experience of assessing and providing mental health interventions for people with physical health problems. This will include a bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge. The post is suitable for those with a CCT in adult psychiatry or a dual CCT in adult and old age psychiatry and experience of working in an acute hospital setting. An endorsement in liaison psychiatry is desirable but not essential. Applications are welcome from those who want to work part time.


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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 Nihal Fernando, Lead Clinician, Cherrywood Clinic Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH

Tel: 0161 716 2136


Dr Seri Abraham, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Old Age RAID

2nd Floor, Forest House, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH

Tel: 0161 716 1308


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3895
0161 716 3050