Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Post may attract a recruitment premium
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Contract Type
Full Time
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York Care Homes and Dementia team for older people services provides dedicated input into all the care homes in the York and Selby Localities. The team therefore provides dedicated input into 50 care homes covering a bed base of 2154 beds. The team receives 563 referrals in the last year. The Care Homes team provide 8am- 8pm service on all 7 days of the week.

a. York Care home and Dementia team was formed with holistic care provisions in mind for care home residents needing mental health input. Primary aim of the team is to proactively manage care home residents needing acute mental health input and enabling community-based care b closely working with primary care colleagues and other Multi-disciplinary team members such as social workers and district nurses involved in patient care. In this context care homes and dementia team function is vital in terms of managing preventable admissions to mental health organic wards. The team also works closely with primary care colleagues in terms of reviewing the risk of polypharmacy particularly antipsychotic review in care homes patients.

Main duties of the job

The consultant will not hold a case load but be expected to work to a clinical leadership model of consultation. It is expected that the Consultant would need to complete 10-12 reviews every week.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.

With an annual operating income of over £420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers. Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.

Job description Job responsibilities

A full job description and person specification for this post can be found attached to this advert .

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych qualification
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
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
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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