An excellent NHS job opportunity for an enthusiastic & motivated consultant in Older Adult / Geriatric Psychiatry to join one of the largest trusts in the United Kingdom. The NHS Foundation Trust is rated "Good" overall by the CQC in 2019. They have a wide range of physical and mental health needs. The NHS Foundation Trust works closely with their many partners to ensure that their combined efforts are focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for the people they serve. They provide integrated, high-quality, timely services based on the needs of the individual.
The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?
The NHS Foundation Trust, created in 2002 by a merger between three NHS Trusts, is one of the largest trusts in the UK. They care for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. They have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.
The NHS Foundation Trust is passionate about delivering first-class patient-centered, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient’s own home. Patients are at the heart of everything they do. They provide NHS services throughout a person’s life, in physical and mental health and everything in between, at GPs and hospitals to the community. The majority of their services are provided in the community, which means treating people in their homes or from clinics close to home. In this sense they are a very modern part of the NHS, something the new Long Term Plan wants to see more of, with better integration and coordination of care, delivered as close to home as possible.
The NHS Foundation Trust provide top quality care depends on their ability to employ the best people. They are always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support their patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee they're hoping to find their future leaders and they will support their staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Department is a modern 17-bedded en-suite unit which comprises doctors, qualified psychiatric nurses, occupational therapist, psychologist and health care assistants, providing assessment and treatment predominately for older people with complex or acute mental health needs, enabling a return to independent living wherever possible. The team accommodates all Older Adult services, including CMHT, Home Treatment Service and Memory Service. On average, there are approximately four new admissions and approximately four discharges per month. The majority of patients are admitted from their usual place of residence with a small percentage coming from the general hospital.
The Team is consist of:
The post holder is expected to assess and manage patients (including investigations and treatment) with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions including dementia and psychiatric functional illnesses in the inpatient setting and ensuring that interventions are provided in a sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate way. The post holder is required to provide clinical leadership within the multi- disciplinary team and clinical advice or supervision where needed.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
There is real opportunity to progress through CESR at pace at this trust, with a strong desire for newly-qualified consultants to develop their specialty areas of interest and undertake in various cancer trials and research projects where possible. Research is encouraged here, particularly when this is appropriate to professional development and to the service development of the department.
If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.
Requirements for the role:
UK based candidates: