Consultant Psychiatrist (Community - Elderly)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (OA CMHT) in Erewash.

The team is based at the Ilkeston Resource Centre, where there is also space for outpatient clinics to take place.

The OA CMHT is multi-disciplinary in nature and is made up of Nurses, OTs, Nursing Assistants and Psychology. There is also a full-time NMP working with the team.

This post offers a varied job working closely with the multi-disciplinary team.

We put a high emphasis on quality of care, peer support and on clinical engagement in service development and management.

We will welcome candidates who bring an enthusiasm for innovation, teaching and development and can work closely with colleagues from different professional backgrounds.

Main duties of the job

  • Participation in the sector Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) meeting to allocate new referrals.
  • Provision of medical/psychiatric support to the sector CMHT both in the community and during team review sessions.
  • The assessment and management of older adult patients with functional and organic psychiatric disorders in outpatient and community settings and the provision of clinical leadership and support to the multidisciplinary staff who provide the majority of community-focused interventions.
  • When necessary, to perform home visits for appropriate patients with members of the CMHT.
  • The Consultant Psychiatrist deals with Mental Health Act referrals for patients within his/her catchment population within hours and is the Responsible Clinician for occasional patients subject to CTOs.
  • While primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service, the Consultant Psychiatrist is also expected to be actively involved in the strategic development of the team and broader services, being involved with the team manager and service managers in helping to steer the development of the service in line with the strategic direction of the organisation.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 33 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 35 days after 7 years' service in the grade.
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
Person specification Qualifications and skills (essential criteria):
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment.
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • Excellent knowledge of speciality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Ability to work in and lead a team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
Skills Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of the 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

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