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Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist (Adult Mental Health)


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Adult Mental Health Services - Knowsley
Full time: 40 Hours per week
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Knowsley Recovery and Resource centre , Whiston hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
09/06/2020 23:59


Liaison Psychiatry (General Adult)

Substantive position

Full time/Part time/job share

Service summary

A full time new consultant post in adult liaison psychiatry is now available based at Knowsley Recovery and resource centre Whiston general hospital. This new post is funded by CCG as part of Core 24. The appointee will play a key role in developing the service in line with Core 24 standards specified in Nice Guidance.

Roles and Responsibilities

The post holder will have to demonstrate a commitment to clinical excellence and should have the ability to work as part of multidisciplinary team. The main responsibilities will be to provide clinical, educational, managerial, and leadership contribution to the Liaison Team. The post holder will work closely with acute hospital colleagues, innovating to develop and maintain an excellent service.

Person specification

The post holder should have MRCPsych or equivalent with full registration, licence to practice and specialist registered or within 6 months of obtaining CCT on the date of the advisory appointment committee. The post is suitable for those who have CCT in General Adult Psychiatry. An endorsement in Liaison psychiatry is desirable but not essential.

The post holder should have excellent knowledge in assessing and providing mental health interventions for people with physical health problems.

The Trust

The trust is committed to integrating mental and physical health services to deliver whole person care which supports our services users with all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

We are passionate about providing outstanding patient care which aligns with NHS England 6Cs – Care, Compassion, Commitment, Communication and Competence.

The trust hosts undergraduates from UCLAN and Liverpool University with numerous opportunities to teach this cohort. There are also many opportunities to get involved in research and the trust has good links with Manchester and Liverpool University.

The trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees and all our employees are able to take advantage of range of benefits. These include access to 24hours onsite gym at our trust headquarters in Warrington and staff discounts. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working and staff support.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all employees to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require enhanced DBS disclosure.

The trust reserves the right to close this post once sufficient number of applications has been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at the earliest to avoid disappointment.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.


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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 Prasad Kalakala

Lead consultant and Strategic Lead for liaison services in the Trust, Christopher home building, Royal Albert Edward infirmary, Wigan lane Wigan

01942 822 167


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