Sunflower ward is an inpatient assessment ward
The medical staff consist of 1 consultant Psychiatrist, and one junior ward doctor and one trust grade doctor, the latter of which will be the post holder.
The post involves working with General Adult Inpatients who may be informal or detained under the mental health act the focus of the service is assessing these patients and managing their mental health needs.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will assess these patients in meetings and liaise with families and community teams via the CPA process.
The post holder will assess the inpatients, document and work with the MDT to provide formulation and plan on-going treatment and investigation. This will include assessment and documentation of patient's risk for self-harm or harm to others. The post-holder will review progress of the patients and share responsibility for making clear documentation during ward rounds, and multidisciplinary meetings.
The post holder will work with the multidisciplinary team of nursing, psychology, and administrative staff and there is the opportunity to develop an understanding of the role of those professionals in psychiatry services. For full details of the role please refer to the job description.
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.
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Job description Job responsibilities
The post-holder will provide independent medical input to the ward and will be expected to see patients for initial assessments and multidisciplinary CPA reviews. The post-holder will be expected to independently develop diagnostic formulations, make referrals for diagnostic investigations and to devise, implement and evaluate psychiatric treatment plans. These include initiating psychopharmacological treatment and referrals to other specialist teams operating in the service.
The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the management of clinical emergencies and facilitate urgent medical reviews, if the need arises. There are no on-call duties attached to the post, but the post-holder will have the opportunity to contribute to the bank on-call rota of the Trust in lieu of Higher Trainees, if they wish.
For further details, see JD
Person Specification Qualifications & Experience Essential
- Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
- Section 12 approval
- Open Dialogue Training
- Further training in psychiatric specialty
- Psychotherapy training
Employment Status Essential
- Eligibility to work in the UK
Knowledge Clinical Expertise in Specialty/ Subspecialty Essential
- A minimum of 4 years postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a speciality training programme in psychiatry or as a fixed term speciality trainee in psychiatry; or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
- Excellent communication skills, verbal, non-verbal and written
- Excellent skills in assessing physical health and undertake physical examination and blood tests
- Assessing and prioritising patient needs
- Excellent IT skills for timely record keeping on electronic records
- Experience of working in a multi-cultural society
- Skills in a range of therapeutic and psycho-social treatment options
IT Experience and Skills Essential
- Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and Internet
- Experience in data gathering and management
Training Expected Management/ Audit Experience Essential
- Good and up to date understanding of principles and practice of psychopharmacology and psychological treatments in psychiatry
- Further training in any psychiatric specialty
- Experience of clinical audit
- Training in QI methodology
- Experience in psychiatric research
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