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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

£82,096 to £110,683

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist experienced in Older Adult Psychiatry to join a top performing London NHS Trust. Joining one of four community Old Age Psychiatry Teams, you will be working with a friendly, welcoming and established MDT. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS THE MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LIKE? 
This NHS Trust is performing at a good level across all community and inpatient services, it provides integrated mental health services and also provides community health services in several boroughs of London. They are a large provider of integrated mental health services, employing 3,359 staff with an annual income of £237 million. The trust serves a population of 1.2 million and operates services from five main inpatient sites and a further 25 sites in the community. Specialist services include regional forensic, eating disorders and adolescent inpatient services and a national stalking service. Since 2011, the Trust has provided general community health services in the London Borough to adults and children to meet the physical healthcare needs of people in the community.

In 2014 they were awarded 'University Affiliated’ status, which facilitates stronger working relations, including the opportunity for experienced academics and experienced clinicians within the Trust to coproduce mental health education and research projects which meet the needs of local people. This agreement enhances the current partnership between the two organisations, demonstrating a strong commitment to education, research and development.

WHAT IS THE OLDER ADULTS DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
Based out of a London Old Age Community Mental Health Team, you will provide leadership and supervision for a multidisciplinary community mental health team (CMHT) for older people and will work closely with the Memory Service (MS), providing clinical input to that service.

You will have responsibility for the diagnostic assessment and treatment of older adult psychiatric patients from the designated catchment area referred to and accepted by the service. Outpatient clinics and domiciliary visits in the community will constitute the majority of the direct clinical care provided by the Consultant. There will be a one day a week commitment to the Memory Service.
The personnel of the CMHT include: medical staff, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapist, and Psychiatric Social Workers. There is a Psychological Therapy Department which provides therapy for older adults and which works across CMHTs in the Borough as does the Occupational Therapy Service. A secretarial team provides administrative support. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LONDON FOR PSYCHIATRISTS? 
This great world city is far more than just the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. London is both old and new, a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars. Its most ancient castle is right next door to its newest skyscrapers. London's energy, as 8.6 million people go about their everyday lives, is tangible in every journey on the Underground, every stroll through a market and every walk along the banks of the River Thames. From the royal parks to the theatre stage, London really does have it all.

Working as a psychiatrist in London brings a range of exciting prospects. You will have the opportunity to work in some of the best mental health trusts in the UK, who will offer you the opportunity to constantly grow your medical and scientific knowledge and skills. In London you will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings, and as you progress through your career, you will have more opportunity to shape the way you work; you can develop research, work part time or full time and can combine your career with a wide range of other interests.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE TRUST?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Old Age Psychiatry

  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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