Opportunity for experienced specialist psychiatrists to join the NHS as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in one of the largest NHS healthcare Trusts in the UK. Rated outstanding by the CQC and winner of the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year - this is a fantastic NHS Trust to grow your career. Applications are open to experienced consultant psychiatrists in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry, including overseas IMG applicants. CESR is supported.
Working in a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, you will make a difference in changing people’s lives across the North East of England.
This is a full time post to provide senior medical input into the Old Age Community Treatment Team and will be based at the Centre for Health of the Elderly, Campus for Aging and Vitality. It will be supported by community services which include a Day Hospital, Older Adult Crisis Team and Behavioural Support Service. There are excellent links to the local University, with opportunities for teaching and research. This is an exciting time to be working in this Old Age community service, with major investment in buildings and infrastructure planned for the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY OLD AGE PSYCHIATRY TEAM LIKE?
The Older People’s Community service is delivered through three Community Treatment Teams (CTT). The CTTs comprise multi-professional teams including: Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers. The CTTs provide a service to people with both functional and/or organic disorders, and are able to work flexibly across geographical boundaries in response to workload pressures. The CTT is supported by the Memory Assessment and Management Service (MAMS). MAMS provides assessment for early cognitive impairment and/or complex cognitive problems associated with other conditions. It operates across the city & region, providing outpatient and home based assessment and treatment services. Additionally, there is a Young Onset Dementia Team which provides specialist follow up for people living with dementia aged under 65.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA?
The Trust is located in the North East of England and Cumbria which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing national parks, ancient heritage sites and major cities supported by excellent national and international transport links. The area is one of the best value regions for housing and offers an excellent standard of living with accomplished schools and Universities.
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