Old Age Psychiatry
Specialty Recruitment ST4 2
Applications are invited for training in the above specialty in the Severn Deanery.
The postholder will be required to work at any of the Trusts on the rotation which covers:-
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester
- Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dual training in Old Age/General Adult Psychiatry may be available and would need to be selected at point of application. Any shortlisted candidate would need to be considered appointable in each of the relevant specialties at interview.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists are co-ordinating this national recruitment process and applications will be via their recruitment portal. Clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button will take you to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Recruitment website.
The links to the right provide information to assist you with your application.
Please ensure that you have read all of the attached documents before making an application or attending interview.
Please refer to the person specification to check that you meet the essential eligibility criteria prior to submitting an application.
Interviews held locally: Tuesday 24th April 2012.
If you require further assistance please send us a message via the contact panel to the left or telephone the dedicated recruitment number provided.
Please note, the vacancy details are indicative and may change during the course of the recruitment process.
- Old Age Psychiatry ST4
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (5 posts)
- 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (3 posts)
- Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust (2 posts)
- Various community and inpatient sites in Bristol, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Somerset
Information regarding each Trust/Hospital on Training Programme
Old Age Psychiatry Training at the Severn Deanery
The Old Age Training Scheme in Psychiatry offers 10 Advanced Trainee placements. Each placement has six core clinical sessions, two clinical and two non-clinical special interest sessions. Trainees rotate each year at the beginning of August. Trainees have considerable choice in their clinical placements which are distributed throughout the Deanery area covering Somerset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset. There is considerable flexibility in how to achieve the core requirement of 2 years in Old Age posts from a mixture of traditional and functionalised posts. The third training year can be undertaken in Old Age psychiatry or in a number of other training posts available in other specialties including General Adult, psychotherapy and forensic posts after discussion with the Training Programme Director. The trainee will be expected to rotate between their choices of posts during their training and gain a balance of community and inpatient experience.
There are 2 sessions available for clinical special Interests within the timetable. This may be with the Consultant Trainer or with another Consultant. Previous trainees have arranged special experience sessions in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Neuropsychiatry, Forensic psychiatry and memory clinics as well as a range of opportunities within the Departments of Geriatric Medicine and palliative care within the Deanery area. There are also developing opportunities for obtaining management experience, with a management intern programme in both 2gether and AWP trusts together with local management projects and opportunities. 2 non-clinical special interest sessions are also available for developing management, research and teaching experience.
Dual training in Old Age/General Adult psychiatry may be available if a trainee chooses to specialise in an area of practice within which the knowledge and competencies associated with acquisition of a CCT in more than one recognised speciality would be essential, after discussion with the relevant Training Programme Directors. This request would need to be indicated at point of application and any candidate would need to be considered appointable in each of the relevant specialties at interview.
The Head of the Department of Mental Health, University of Bristol, is Professor Ricardo Araya. Professor Araya and the staff of the University Department are always keen to discuss research projects with Advanced Trainees. In addition Dr Sarah Cullum is developing research projects specific to Old Age psychiatry in both community and general hospital settings with opportunities for trainees to be involved. Some of this work may involve a degree of service evaluation. There are also opportunities to develop skills and qualifications in Medical Education, including acquisition of a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Bristol.
The Scheme is managed through the General Adult & Old Age Advanced Steering Committee, chaired by the Old Age Training Programme Director, Dr Shan Williams. This reports to the multi-specialty Advanced Training Group which is a sub-committee of the Board of the Severn School of Psychiatry.
Further information regarding training can be obtained by visiting the Severn School of Psychiatry
|Locations on the Rotation|
|Schools and Colleges|
|School of Psychiatry|
|Documents to Bring to Interview|
|Reference Guidance||This document explains the reference process that applies to all applications to the Severn Deanery.|
|Reference Form 2012|
|Expense Guidance||This document contains information on travelling expenses and subsistence allowances to candidates attending interviews at the Severn Deanery.|
|Reference Form 2012|
|Interview Location||Interviews will be held at the Severn Deanery.|