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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours - 10 PAs
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£77,913 to £105,042
19/02/2019 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?

Post Title: Consultant Psychiatrist

Service/Ward/Department: General Adult

Borough: Stockport

Band & salary scale £77,913 to £105,042

Hours of work: 10 PAs - 40 hours

Permanent/Fixed term: PERMANENT 



Role Summary:

The post holder will share with the present Consultants the responsibility for managing adult patients with all types of mental health problems in Stockport.

The postholder will be responsible for in and outpatients in the sector and also work closely with community teams. The postholder will be working with the East community mental health team which is covered by three WTE Consultants and has a population of 47526 (16 to 65). The team covers an area encompassing Romiley, Marple, part of Hazel grove, Marple bridge, High Lane, Woodley, Brinnington, Reddish, Heatons.

Estimated workload for this sector is as follows:

Typical inpatient caseload: 7 to 12 inpatient

Outpatient caseload: Around 300 

Typically one MHA assessment in community every 2 to 4 weeks

Total no. of CTOs < 5

No. of outpatients seen per week in clinic between consultant and junior doctor clinics - 16 follow-ups, 5 new patients.

Number of new patient referrals per week - 5 to 10.

Inpatients are admitted to Norbury/ Arden wards located on Stepping Hill Hospital site. The number of inpatients/ length of stay under each consultant varies. The postholder is required to visit the access team on a weekly basis to discuss GP referrals within the sector. The access team does the initial triage and may need to discuss limited cases with the consultant which could range from 3 to 10 per week.


The post holder will share access to all facilities within the service and work closely with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. The post holder will negotiate a time table with the Line Manager. The work load is divided equally between all Consultants.


The on-call rota with general adult colleagues currently amounts to a 1 in 9 duty, with this post. Currently, the on call supplement is 3 % of the basic salary. The postholder will be second on call. At times , when a specialty doctor/ ST is available to be on the rota, the consultant would be third on call. Colleagues provide prospective cover for leave and sickness, within nationally negotiated terms and conditions. The emergency work consists of providing consultant cover to the duty trainee psychiatrists and other medical staff such as ST’s as the rota dictates. Duties further include being responsible for the clinical management of the presenting psychiatric emergency work to the unit for the duty period, responding to requests for assessment and advice from other agents such as GPs, Community Team members and the Mentally Disordered Offenders Team as emergency clinical needs dictate. The on-call covers working age in the area of Stockport.

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

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 Sudhir Salujha Job Title: Lead Consultant Psychiatrist Contact Number: 0161 716 5716

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please note that this advert will close upon receipt of 25 applications


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181