Locum Doctor Old Age Psychiatry Consultant, Community

Job Ref: MH-OldAgePsyCons
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: Psychiatry
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 25 November 2022
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK PE3 9GZ Peterborough Cambridgeshire GBR PE3 9GZ
  • Sarah Hopkinson
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Client Name: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Locum Doctor Old Age Psychiatry Consultant, Community

Rates: £80-£100 per hour

Shifts: 9-5 Monday to Friday

Location: Peterborough


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  • Priority access and first sight of large number of jobs across multiple NHS trusts/health boards
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Flexibility on jobs/shifts; long term jobs and short ad hoc shifts available
  • A dedicated point of contact
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 service - we are available when you need us
  • Access to The Support Hub - our support service to help support your mental health and wellbeing and enable you to deliver outstanding care.

This sought-after opportunity promises to provide the right candidate with unrivalled opportunities for holistic and therapeutic practice, academia and research and we expect a high volume of prospective applicants.

As a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, your skills, knowledge, and experience are critical to the successful provision of psychiatric services for older patients or those with similar needs at The Cavell Centre. Here you have extensive opportunities to provide clinical and educational support for junior doctors while also providing specialised and holistic assessment, treatment and continuing care for older patients who suffer from a range of mental health problems.

Working flexible shifts at The Cavell Centre, you will enjoy close working relationships with your fellow consultancy team. Together you will seek to establish a common understanding of the various problems patients are experiencing, taking a lead role in setting strategic management plans and utilising your exceptional therapeutic skills to develop a constructive pathway to recovery.

The The Cavell Centre takes their contribution to medical development and advancement seriously, emphasising excellence across the domains that matter the most to the wellbeing of older patients. As a result, you will have access to some of the most advanced medical facilities in the country and unparalleled opportunities for specialism, research, and academia throughout your consultancy.

In your role as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, great reliance is placed upon your ability to demonstrate how the provision of critical, person-centred, individualised care that promotes independence and prioritises choice can transform lives.

General key skills

In addition to your qualifications, as an Old Age Psychiatric Consultant, you will have:

  • Quick thinking abilities
  • Patience and the ability to teach, coach and mentor
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to tasks and delegation
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • A pro-active approach to research and academia
  • Empathy and understanding
  • A flexible attitude
  • A dedication to improving and developing knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As an Old Age Psychiatric Consultant with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust you will:

  • Carry out new referral assessments, deliver therapy, refer to psychology colleagues for relevant interventions, or follow up patients for medication reviews.
  • Formulate care and treatment plans, prescribe various types of treatment, and provide guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness.
  • Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain a diagnosis and treatment options using various methods to ensure practical understanding.
  • Communicate with patients and the wider multidisciplinary team on shared patient decision making.
  • Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
  • Recognise, review, and report a patient's condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks, such as keeping records of test results, writing prescriptions, providing information to patients, and monitoring treatment plans.
  • Help teach and train other junior doctors, medical students, and other multidisciplinary team members.



  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or equivalent.

Increased life expectancy has resulted in a growing demand for dedicated senior psychiatry services, so, if you are dedicated to a consultancy placement that is focused on achieving the very best outcomes for elderly patients, we want to hear from you. Apply today.

23/12/2022 12:59:18
GBP 80 80

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