SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN OLDER PEOPLES COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAM PSYCHIATRY
Fixed Term - 24 hours per week/6 PAs
Base: Greenwich Older Adult CMHT 2nd Floor Greenwich Memorial Hospital
London SE18 3RZ
Salary �51,000 to �80,000 + �2,162 LW per annum pro rataMain duties of the job
To provide a comprehensive psychiatric service to the older adult population of Greenwich. This entails assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of organic and functional disorders in over 65s, although younger adults meeting certain eligibility criteria such as young onset dementia may be suitable for the service.About us
At Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, we offer a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South-East London and to people in prison across England. Our wide array of services includes community health care, such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies.
Oxleas is a great place to work. It has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work 2023 by the Sunday Times amongst very big employers. Our staff survey results show that we are in the Top 5 in England and the highest in London for staff experience amongst similar trusts.
We are always delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Oxleas family. We care about making Oxleas a great place to work - it's a big priority in our strategy. Come and join us - it's a place where our values, teamwork, equity, and wellbeing matter and where you can really help to improve people's lives.
Chief ExecutiveJob descriptionJob responsibilities
To work pro-actively in partnership with the CMHTs, ward-based teams and departments to improve assessment, treatment, management, and discharge planning for patients with mental health problems.
To play a leading role in supporting the Community Mental Health Team for older people. As an integral member of the MDT there will be an expectation to participate in local weekly team meetings where cases are discussed, and management plans formulated.
To support the CMHT by contributing to making/formulating diagnoses of functional illness and dementia as well as managing more complex behavioural and psychological problems in the latter stages of dementia.
To be familiar and up to date with relevant mental health and capacity act legislation in relation to the care of older people. There will be opportunities to carry out mental health act and capacity assessments when required.
To provide, on an agreed reciprocal basis, cover in the short-term absence of colleagues within the Locality.
To be available to act as a Section 12(2) approved doctor for the purposes of the Mental Health Act.
To contribute to the education and training of medical students, doctors in training and other allied health professionals.
To maintain good quality clinical records and entries to ensure patient safety in the acute and community settings including timely risk assessments and care plans.
To provide, on an agreed reciprocal basis, cover in the short-term absence of specialty doctor colleagues.Person SpecificationGMC registrationEssential Desirable
MBBS or equivalentEssential MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Essential
- Experience in Older adult Psychiatry
Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointmentEssential
- MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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