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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
02/10/2019 23:59

About the Trust

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

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work. 

Many of our staff and teams have brought home high profile national and regional awards and we are privileged that some of the most talented professionals in the country choose to work for us. This includes some prominent national mental health experts.

We are one of the first NHS organisations in the country to launch a Just Culture approach. This aims to get to the heart of what, not who, was responsible for an error.

Instead of blaming staff for honest errors, we will support them to come forward and share their experiences to allow lessons to be learned.

We also offer a dedicated staff wellbeing service. This provides lots of help and support for staff experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties that are impacting on their work.

Pennine Care is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce.

Our ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work.  We offer the a range of family friendly inclusive employment policies and services to support our staff from different backgrounds. In addition we offer the following benefits: 

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

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?

Future plans

We are currently developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services), this will take place on the 1st July 2019

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

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

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