The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical care for the patients on Delamere Ward. The unit is an organic ward, with female patients suffering from disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. It is a 15 bedded unit. Additionally, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the development of the broader Older Adult inpatient team. The post holder will work with other medical colleagues, both within GMMH NHS FT and neighbouring acute services. Additional contact may involve the Home Base Treatment Team, Care Coordinators from the Community Mental Health Teams, Acute Services and respective professionals to facilitate optimal admission and discharge arrangements
Main duties of the job
- Undertake assessments of new/current patients on the ward.
- Diagnose and formulate management plans in complex presentations.
- Provide management in treatment resistant and complex presentations
- Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
- Preparation of reports for governance related activities, whether it be for hearings or meetings.
- Work in a collaborative way with multidisciplinary teams including external partners.
- Work in partnership with psychiatrists from partner providers such as Liaison services, Home-base Treatment Team, and Community Services.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400
members of staff, who deliver services from more than160
We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.
Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the associate medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
- Ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
- Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
- Record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
- Participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.
- Participate in annual appraisal for consultants.
- Attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
- Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
- Excellent knowledge in specialty
- Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
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