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Consultant Psychiatry - Old Age Psychiatry

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity within the North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry to join the Enfield Older Adult Services based at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. The role is based on Cornwall villa ward and the Enfield Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP). Cornwall villa ward is a 13 bedded mixed sex step-down treatment ward for older adults (over the age of 65years). The ward only takes transfer from the main admission and treatment ward and does not take direct admissions. The Enfield CMHTOP is a multidisciplinary team with 4 sub-teams lead by a consultant psychiatrist one of which would be linked to this post/vacancy.

Please refer to the updated Job Description for this full time (10PA) post and the Person Specifications within it.

This post has been submitted for approval by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in March 2024 and approval is awaited.

Interviews will take place in May 2024 - exact date and location to be confirmed 1-2 weeks on applications closing.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide clinical leadership for the MDT on Cornwall villa ward as well as the Enfield CMHTOP. The post-holder will be expected:
  • To manage 13 older adult inpatients (male and female) with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, many of whom will be detained under a section of the Mental Health Act (MHA).
  • To provide clinical leadership for the team, direct clinical assessments and consultations for patients under the care of the Enfield CMHTOP for the sub-team the consultant will be responsible for.
  • Medical input and leadership in weekly MDT referral/allocation/team meetings.
  • To conduct assessments, request investigations and contribute to formulation of unwell psychiatric inpatients.
  • To formulate treatment plans and oversee implementation and evaluation of these treatment plans.
  • To contribute to management of patient flow with a view to manage bed capacity effectively and avoid or flag up potential delayed transfers of care.


About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage 13 older adult inpatients (male and female) with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, many of whom will be detained under a section of the Mental Health Act (MHA).
  • To provide clinical leadership for the team, direct clinical assessments and consultations for patients under the care of the Enfield CMHTOP for the sub-team the consultant will be responsible for.
  • Medical input and leadership in weekly MDT referral/allocation/team meetings.
  • To conduct assessments, request investigations and contribute to formulation of unwell psychiatric inpatients.
  • To formulate treatment plans and oversee implementation and evaluation of these treatment plans.
  • To contribute to management of patient flow with a view to manage bed capacity effectively and avoid or flag up potential delayed transfers of care.
  • To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures.
  • To complete relevant paperwork, including maintaining the electronic record and participating in routine outcome monitoring of clinical work.
  • To teach and supervise medical staff and other professionals in all aspects of psychiatric care.
  • To participate in the trust-wide day-time consultant psychiatrist second on-call Rota for Health Based Place of Safety situated at Chase Farm Hospital (1:32) and the trust wide on call rota (see section 20, below).
  • To participate in the MDT Meetings on the ward twice weekly and once weekly in the Enfield CMHTOP as well as other regular ward or team meetings including staff supervision. To undertake other duties, as negotiated, that contribute to the good functioning of the clinical team.
  • To take part in weekly Enfield Older Adult discharge planning meetings and other regular meetings around patient flow involving locality and system colleagues.
  • To provide clinical and professional leadership within the post and take part in management activities and governance processes related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded.
  • As a senior clinician, to have an integral role in the performance of the team, further development of the service, and the development of the clinical pathways and priorities of the service.
  • To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed with the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that junior doctors working with them are compliant with the Working Time Directive.
  • To comply with procedures whereby doctors report concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.
  • To comply with the principles of practice laid out by the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • To demonstrate compliance with legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, Mental Capacity Act, The Children Act.
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the relevant Clinical Director and Service Manager or Managing Director.
  • To attend and participate in the academic program of the Trust, including lectures and seminars of the internal CPD program.
  • To comply with the regulations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on Continuing Medical Education (CPD).
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • To comply with confidentiality as advised by professional and Department of Health Guidelines.
  • To comply with proper and safe discharge procedures for in-patients in line with relevant partnership and national guidelines.
  • To comply with Trust procedures that involve users in their care.
  • To comply with Trust procedures about responsibility to carers.
  • To commit to ensuring that people from all ethnic groups have equitable access to appropriate services.
  • To ensure successful multi-disciplinary working.
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the services and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.
  • To maintain good relationships with general practitioners, the CCG, Social Services, and voluntary sector organizations.


Person Specification

Qualifications and Eligibility

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent qualification
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Section 12 Approved or able to achieve within three months of appointment


Desirable

  • Qualifications or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Open Dialogue Training
  • Additional clinical qualification
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice


Academic Skills and Lifelong learning

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit/quality improvement programmes


Desirable

  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflect on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and/or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients


Information Technology Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use email and Internet


Desirable

  • Experience in data gathering and management


Clinical Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


Desirable

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Cornwall Villa/Emerald House

Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield

London

EN2 8JL

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306-BEH-1819-E

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