Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Consultant-General Adult Psychiatry in Crisis & Home Treatment


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10 sessions per week
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St. Anns Hospital
£76,761 to £103,490 p.a.
04/02/2018 23:59





This is a post for a full-time General Adult Psychiatrist in the Crisis and Home Treatment for the east of Dorset, based at St. Anns Hospital in Poole. The successful applicant will be supported by a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Trainee (ST4-6) and a Core Trainee (CT1-3) in Psychiatry.

Crisis and Home Treatment Team (CHTT) provides assessment, intensive community based treatment and referral on to other services for people aged 18 years and over with functional mental illness requiring acute psychiatric intervention. The purpose of the team is to provide an alternative to hospital admission, decide when admission is needed and to facilitate early discharge from hospital. The team has the capacity to work with 36 patients.

Referrals to the team are typically made by community mental health teams, psychiatric liaison teams in the local general hospitals, out of hours primary care services and psychiatric inpatient teams. Outside routine working hours, the team takes phone calls from patients and those involved in their care.

The post holder will provide medical leadership to the East Dorset Crisis and Home Treatment Team, with personal assessment and management of many patients and discussion of all patients on the team caseload at regular handover and review meetings.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid 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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