Specialty Doctor - All age Liaison Psychiatry, Royal Preston Hospital (10PA)
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We are seeking to recruit a substantive Specialty Doctor in All Age Liaison Psychiatry to work at Royal Preston Hospital. The post is full time (10 PAs).
Main duties of the job
The Mental Health Liaison Service for Older Adults is available to inpatients aged 65 years and over who are presenting with Mental Health issues. The service for Older Adults aims to provide a service for older people with a physical illness and co-existent psychiatric disorder (predominantly depression, dementia and delirium), physical symptoms of psychological origin, psychiatric crisis and emergencies and episodes of self-harm. The team aims to see referrals for assessment on the day of the referral and gate keeping clients within 1 hour of the request. The main clinical duties are arranged around conducting assessments and clinics for new patients and follow up reviews.
There may be the opportunity to join the On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is available.
To be eligible to apply for this post, you must possess at least 3 year's experience in psychiatry and be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice. Ideally, you will be Section 12 Approved, or eligible for approval at the time of commencing employment.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are proud of our fantastic SAS Development Programme, which is a great source of development for our Doctors. We have an active SAS Forum which meets on a regular basis to discuss operational and professional issues to support SAS/Specialty Doctors.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- MBBS or equivalent
- Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
- Section 12 approved or within 3 months
- Knowledge, skills and experience appropriate to this post
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