Consultant Psychiatrist - Enfield Memory Service/CHAT

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year p.a.
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Old Age
Contract Type
Full Time
The post is for a full-time consultant working 8 PAs in Enfield Memory Service (as Memory Service Lead) and 2 PAs in Enfield Care Home Assessment Team (CHAT).

This is a new post combining both an existing 5PA consultant post in the Enfield Memory Service and two PA post in the CHAT service, ultimately boosting Consultant time in the memory service and opening up the opportunity for diagnostic home visits. Applications are welcome from part-time and job-share candidates.

Please note the job description is currently being approved by the Royal College.

Main duties of the job

Enfield Memory Service:The post-holder will provide clinical leadership for Enfield Memory Service. Enfield Memory Service operates a floating Consultant model with assessments being carried out in the main by non-medical and junior medical members of the team, with consultant input to provide diagnosis and the management plan towards the end of the appointment.

The post holder will be involved in this model. The post holder will also be involved in checking head MRI/CT scan reports and ensuring those patients have had their follow up organised appropriately.

Enfield Care Home Assessment Team:

The Care Home Assessment Team is an integrated mental and physical health team of Community Matrons, Geriatricians, Consultant Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, occupational therapy, a phlebotomist, a tissue viability nurse and pharmacists.

The aim of the wider team is to support care home residents and staff and local GPs. To prevent hospital admission and placement breakdown where possible. To support advanced care planning and end of life care in the preferred place of death, often in the care home setting. The mental health branch of CHAT works to assess, diagnoses and treat both functional presentations of mental illness and those relating to dementia.

About us

Enfield is one of 5 North London Boroughs which forms part of the North Central London Integrated Care System. BEH has developed a strategic partnership with neighbouring trusts Camden and Islington, with a single Partnership Executive Team.

Job description Job responsibilities

To assess and manage people with cognitive disorders in Enfield Memory Services.

To supervise and support the CHAT team in assessing and managing behaviour that challenges and dementia diagnosis where appropriate, in care homes.

To provide clinical and professional leadership in Enfield Memory Service and the Enfield CHAT service.

To promote the management of psychiatric patients by non-medical staff.

To support non-medical colleagues in working independently.

To take part in management activities related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded.

To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005).

To commit to ensuring fair access to services for all.

To comply with procedures on reporting concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.

Person Specification Qualifications & Experience Essential
  • On the GMC Specialist Register for old age psychiatry or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Training and clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of older adults with cognitive impairment and mental illness. Also knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding procedures.
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
Management & Audit Essential
  • Experience of medical audit/Quality improvement projects
  • Management skilss
  • Management qualification

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