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Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist


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Full time: 40 hours per week (10 PAs)
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Bournemouth & Poole Hospitals
Bournemouth & Poole
£79,860 to £107,668 p.a.
05/04/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)



Dorset HealthCare is the first mental health trust providing community services in the South to be given an Outstanding rating by the care quality commission (CQC) – and one of only a small handful nationally. 

Are you interested in working within an expanding and developing Liaison Psychiatry service which has been PLAN accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists?

If so then we would like you to apply for this newly created Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist post. This post is being advertised as full time (10 PAs), and the Trust will consider all applications including those wanting to work flexibly. The post holder will be required to work across Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals with the aim to provide a comprehensive service across both Hospitals, working alongside two experienced consultant colleagues.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service operates 24 hours a day to cover the hospital Emergency Department and all hospital wards (except paediatric wards) it also takes referrals for patients aged 18 and over, including older adults. Both hospitals are developing Core 24 and wider psychological medicine services.

The successful candidate must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12, Approved Clinician, and Responsible Clinician status and will be incorporated into the senior On-Call rota which is currently 1 in 17.

Dorset HealthCare offers: 

For Work

  • Come and work for an Outstanding CQC recognised Trust
  • Broad career Progression including medical education, medical leadership and clinical expertise as well as working towards CESR
  • Innovative Flexible working options
  • Generous relocation package
  • This post is based at Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals which are situated within the 96-mile-long Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.  

For Life

  • Miles of sandy beaches and Beautiful countryside
  • Outdoor Adventures on land and sea
  • Secondary Schools in Dorset perform better than average!
  • Good transportation links to other areas of the country and an International airport on your doorstep
  • Vibrant towns offering something for all ages

If you would like further information regarding this vacancy or the Trust Dr Steve Tomkins, Medical Director or Dr Sudipto Das, Deputy Medical Director will be happy to discuss anything with you. Please contact the Medical HR team on 01202 277213 we look forward to hearing from you!

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.   Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service or are able to present a valid portable DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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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

Dr Sudipto Das on Tel 01202 277213 (Medical HR)