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Consultant Psychiatrist, Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year + £2,162 London Weighting + 1% On-Call Availability Allowance
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
The community team comprises a cohort of experienced practitioners from medical, nursing, social work, occupational therapy and psychological therapy backgrounds.

There is access to 3 wards, one in each of the boroughs: Holbrook at the Woodlands Unit in Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup which is a dementia ward with 19 beds, Shepherdleas Ward for functional illnesses at Oxleas House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and Scadbury Ward at Green Parks House, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington. Patients are admitted to the wards from the Community teams via the gatekeeping Intensive Hub.

Main duties of the job

Mental health provision in the community to residents above the age of 65 is the responsibility of the Older People's Community Mental Health Team. The team is fully integrated with RBG social services and provides health and social care for older adults on CPA. The post holder will be based at the Memorial Hospital working alongside the other two consultants who provide sessional input to the team.

The service also has 15 functional continuing care beds at the Memorial in Oaktree Lodge and 18 dementia continuing care beds in a purpose built home in Kidbrooke opened in 2004. . Community teams include CPN's (9) CPN assistants (2) Psychologists, OTs and Social Workers (5). We also have a trust wide Intensive Hub as well as excellent and well developed Memory Clinics. Memory Clinics work within NICE guidelines and have a specialist dementia nurse as well as consultant level medical input. Greenwich Old Age services also have joint specialist clinic for patients with combined Parkinson's disease and mental illness. We also have an advanced dementia service dealing with palliative care in dementia.

About us

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.

Ify Okocha

Chief Executive

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full job description and person specification please view the attachments. The job description will provide the post holder with the full tasks and responsibilities of the roles. The person specifications will provide the post holder with the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required for the roles.

Applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly will be welcomed.

Person Specification

GMC Registation


  • Full GMC or eligible for GMC

nclusion or eligibility for inclusion on GMC's Specialist Register (CCT/equiv/CESR)


  • nclusion or eligibility for inclusion on GMC's Specialist Register (CCT/equiv/CESR)

Appropriate training/ experience gained within Older Adult teams to undertake role


  • Appropriate training/ experience gained within Older Adult teams to undertake role

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Memorial Hospital

Shooters Hill


SE18 3RG

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