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Cons. Community Older Person’s Mental Health, Devon


We are working alongside our partner in Devon to find a consultant of Psychiatry specialising in Community and Older Person’s Mental Health in North Devon. This is part of a wider recruitment drive to find several consultants across the service both in the community and in a new inpatient ward planned for 2022. The specific unit in question is an established one that covers a population of 42,845 and has become available due to a retirement .The Clinical Director is very proud of the work that has been accomplished thus far across the service with an example being that memory assessments have gone from 18 months to 6 week waiting times. The service is now CQC outstanding.

More info:


£84,559 – £114,003 dependant on experience and qualification. The trust has suggested that is open to specialist areas of interest that could help to supplement this.


The vast majority of our services are provided in the community, but they also have a range of inpatient (hospital) services for people who need a spell of more intensive care and support. The trust has been given a CQC rating of Good but is working towards an Outstanding rating.

The post holder will be based at the Mental Health Centre where private office space with PC accessibility and IT support is available and appropriate secretarial support will be provided. The post holder will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of informal and detained patients admitted to the inpatient service, discharge RC responsibilities for those detained patients, provide senior clinical leadership to the inpatient team and be prepared to work across inpatient and Home Treatment Services to work towards maximising availability of inpatient beds.

The sister ward is co-located and both wards sit within the South Devon and Torbay Mental Health Centre within the local General Hospital site which incorporates a general adult inpatient ward, outpatient services, Health Based Place of Safety, Home Treatment Team base.

The post holder will be part of a trust wide Section 12 Approved Doctor rota during which the post holder will not be responsible for routine clinical duties within his catchment area but will make him/herself available to undertake Mental Health Act assessment work within the South of the County.

Essential Requirements:

  • Full and Specialist Registration with GMC
  • CCT or equivalent
  • Teaching experience of undergraduates
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • CQC outstanding Service

Your Role

The job plan is currently made up of 10Pas over 5 days. 7,5 for DDC and 2.5 for SPA as per Royal College guidelines. Timetables are only indicative; the formal plan is to be agreed between the Medical Director and the applicant. For a copy of the timetable get in touch and we will be happy to provide it. The MD team is currently made up of and a number of social workers and volunteers.

The Benefits

  • 1 in 12 On Call with 3% remuneration
  • Generous Relocation allowance available
  • 32 days leave or 34 for consultants with 7 years’ experience or more.
  • Salary of £84,559-£114003
  • CQC Outstanding Service

Next Steps

For further details on this exceptional role, please click the Apply Now button. If you can specify a best time to talk, please do; we will get in touch when it suits you best. You will then be contacted by Brodie our specialist consultant, who will provide you with further details about the role.

We have been voted as the 2021 Most Outstanding Recruitment Company, at the Global Excellence Awards. We are also Recruitment Agency of the Year at the General Practice Awards, and finalists for the HealthInvestor Awards, so in dealing with us you’ll be in safe hands!

Please note, any contact is in the strictest confidence. We will not send your details to any organisation without your expressed consent to do so. If you would like to talk, please give us a call on +44 (0) 113 5188047. We look forward to speaking with you!

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£84559 - £114003 per annum + 1 in 12 On Call with 3% remuneration


Torbay, Devon

The Benefits

1 in 12 On Call with 3% remuneration

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