Consultant – General Psychiatry

Job Title: Consultant – General Psychiatry
Location: Gatwick
Category: Medical
Type: Casual Contract - 12 months
Salary: £1,050 per day
Reference #: VN2316

Job Description


We have a number of Consultant Advisors who work with the Medical Assessors to assess the fitness of pilots to fly and Air Traffic Control Officers to control aircraft. We are looking for an additional advisor in general psychiatry, principally affective disorders but may include neurodevelopmental disorders.

As a consultant, you’ll attend clinics at Gatwick usually for one day a fortnight with some flexibility of volume and timing. You'll also have the opportunity to influence CAA policy and involve yourself in audit, research and training.

Description of Deliverables

Undertake clinical consultations with applicants for, and holders of, an aviation related medical certificate. You'll need to report the outcome of functional capability and risk of medical incapacity so that medical fitness can be established by the Medical Assessors of the CAA. You'll also need to provide specialist advice on clinical issues relating to the fitness decision.

- Request additional clinical investigations to be carried out at Aviation House as required e.g. blood tests, hair sampling.

- Liaise with staff at the CAA’s Medical Department as required in carrying out the above.

- Review and report on clinical tests and medical examination reports submitted by certificate applicants or holders or their Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) in terms of functional capability and risk of medical incapacity.

- Participate in case conferences as required by the CAA with members of the Medical Capability Team concerning individual cases.

- Provide comment on certification and other policy matters, as required.

- Agree attendances and an anticipated number of hours with the Medical department, normally 3 months in advance.

Specialist Knowledge, Skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


- You should be a registered medical practitioner with a License to Practise.

- You should be a GMC-accredited specialist in good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


- Demonstrate an interest in aviation/occupational/regulatory medicine.

Interview Dates:  26th and 27th February 2019 

Working with us

The CAA is committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. The CAA embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

On a casual contract you will be entitled to join our great pension scheme and take advantage of our CAA Affinity retailer discount programme.

Closing Date: 11th January 2019

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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