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Consultant Psychiatrist- CMHT For Older People- Mid Bedforshire

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Biggleswade
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
Consultant Psychiatrist- Community Mental Health Team For Older People- Mid Bedforshire

This is a substantive full-time community post in old age psychiatry but applications may be considered from those wishing to work part-time or job-share. The current caseload of the team is around 300 patients which includes new patients, section 117 reviews, non CPA and CPA patient group. Recent survey has revealed Bedford has a total population is 176,800 and an older adults' population of 31,700 (17.93%). The post holder will work closely with the three other substantive older adults' consultants in Bedford - one working Bedford Memory Services, one Bedford Crisis team and Dementia Intensive Support (DISS) Team and third Consultant working with the Bedford Hospital Psychiatry Liaison Service. We also have two Older Adult Consultants working with our 26 bedded inpatient unit at Fountains Court, Merton Road, Bedford.

Candidates must hold either a CCT or achieved Article 14 (4) of the GMC's specialist register with evidence of relevant training and experience. Full registration with the GMC and a UK driving licence are also essential. The successful candidate will be subject to appraisal and validation process according to Trust policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide consultant input and leadership for patients from Mid- Bedfordshire who are referred to or are under the care of the CMHT. They will offer new patient assessments where appropriate and also supervise and support other MDT members in new patient assessment work.
  • Be available for planned CPA reviews and also urgent non- CPA clinical reviews.
  • Carry out initial assessments for patients referred to the CMHT for Older People, mainly with functional mental health problems.
  • Offer home assessments and reviews for both routine and emergency work, including MHA and mental capacity assessments, when necessary.
  • Provide (or ensure referral to the appropriate service for) up to date evidence based interventions for patients under their care.
  • Liaising promptly with patients, carers, community and other psychiatrist colleagues, general practitioners, and voluntary and statutory organisations to ensure high quality and well co-ordinated care
  • Liaising with other clinicians as necessary regarding the physical health of patients under their care, and provide an appropriate level of physical health care assessment and review according to circumstance.
  • Complete administrative tasks as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Work with other doctors in the MHCOP service in Bedford in a flexible manner to cover planned and unplanned absences of short term duration, and to work with other members of the medical team to maintain a safe service at all times.


About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

The Trust could support you with offering up to �10,000 for removal/relocation and associated expenses.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register (or Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT at time of interview).
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Eligible for Section 12 Approval (Mental Health Act)/ Approved Clinician or willing to apply for such approval once in post.


Desirable

  • A higher degree such as MD or PhD


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of clinical work in Perinatal Psychiatry at SpR, SASG or consultant level within the last 3 years
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act


Desirable

  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Experience of working at consultant level with physical health interface.


ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS/ ABILITIES

Essential

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that


Desirable

  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership


CLINICAL SKILLS AND SUPERVISION

Essential

  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership for the team


Desirable

  • Experience in supervising trainee doctors and SAS doctors


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Lawns Resource Centre, The Baulk

Biggleswade

SG18 0PT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

363-MRLB5593749-C

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