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Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry CMHT

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£82,096 to £110,683 a session per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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We are pleased to announce a brand-new golden hello incentive for Consultant positions within Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health, NHS Trust.

We are currently transforming our service delivery to meet a new set of high-quality standards that our East Enfield Community Mental Health Team deserves and our staff want to provide. To support this important quality initiative, we are pleased to attach an attractive recruitment premium of £5000 to these Consultant roles within our Trust as an incentive to not only join us but be a part of our future.

The post offered is that of Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry (10PA), working in the Barnet West Older Adults Community Mental Health Team.

In addition, the post holder will work within the Barnet Memory Service and will have an active role in supporting the service and its ongoing MSNAP accreditation.

The post is subject to the annual job planning process agreed under the New Consultant Contract.

Main duties of the job

The post offered is that of Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry, working in both the community mental health team and the memory clinic.

In addition to this post, three additional CMHTs make up the older adult community service for the borough.

West (Edgware) - Dr Amy Jebreel {This post}

West (Golders Green/Hendon) - Dr Vivienne Gould/Dr Pat Ryan {job share}

East (Finchley) - Dr Marc Lester

East (North Barnet) - Locum Consultant

About us

Mental health and the support the NHS provide has never been so important. Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional, and national healthcare services; delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million people in North London.

Job description Job responsibilities

Objectives of the post

  • The Consultant will provide leadership and supervision for a multidisciplinary community mental health team (CMHT) for older people and will work closely with Barnet Memory Service (BMS), providing clinical input to that service.

  • The Consultant will have responsibility for the diagnostic assessment and treatment of older adult psychiatric patients from the designated catchment area referred to and accepted by the service. Outpatient clinics and domiciliary visits in the community will constitute the majority of the direct clinical care provided by the Consultant. There will be a one day a week commitment to the Barnet Memory Service, where appropriate this can be delegated to trainees under the supervision of the Consultant.

  • A small minority of patients requiring inpatient admission will be admitted to The Oaks Ward, Chase Farm Hospital site, the acute admission ward, for older people with functional disorders resident in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Dr Kate Doukova has responsibility for this Ward. Similarly, patients with dementia requiring in-patient admission are admitted to Silver Birches, Chase Farm Hospital Site. Dr Lauren Huzzey has responsibility for this Ward. Cornwall Villa, Chase Farm Hospital has step-down beds and is under the care of Dr Ioana Popescu. Close liaison with the inpatient units will be provided in order to assist with the active management of the in-patient experience for older people and to minimise delayed discharge.

Ken Porter Ward is a continuing care and rehabilitation facility at The Springwell Centre. Dr Robert Tobiansky and Dr Saeed Alam are the Responsible Consultants for the ward.

Further details of duties will be specified of JD.

Person Specification Qualifications & Experience Essential
  • On the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Training and clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of older (>=65) adults with functional, organic and mental disorders
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Procedures
  • Excellent clinical skills with experience of Community Psychiatric assessments
  • Section 12 MHA Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK or equivalent
  • Additional degree or equivalent
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK
  • Membership of a Medical Defence Organisation
  • Experience in teaching with ability to use a wide range of teaching techniques and audio-visual aids
  • Clinical supervision skills training
  • Research Experienence
  • Membership of a Medicine
Management & Audit Essential
  • oExperience of medical audit / Quality Improvement projects
  • oManagement skills
  • oManagement skills
  • oUnderstanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring
Service Development Essential
  • oUnderstanding of leadership
  • oNegotiation skills
  • oUnderstanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training
  • oExperience in developing a service component
  • oDemonstrable record of clinical leadership
IT Experience & Skills Essential
  • oBasic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet
  • oExperience in data gathering and management
  • oFamiliarity with electronic recording systems
Personal Skills Essential
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team oEnthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • UK Driving Licence

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