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Old Age Psychiatrist (CESR supported)

51,000  - 131,964
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Specialty Doctors in Older Adult Psychiatry to join the largest mental health provider in Surrey, South East England. This NHS Trust is the leading provider of specialist mental health, learning disability, and drug & alcohol services for people of all ages. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Psychiatry, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors, Specialist Grades and Consultants are welcomed. 

The NHS Foundation Trust is formed by the merger of three NHS trusts in April 2005, with an emphasis on the mental sides of healthcare. The NHS Trust runs a total of 39 sites across their area. The NHS Foundation Trust is rated "good" overall by the CQC in May 2020. 

The NHS Trust has 2,300 excellent staff, and a £155m budget. Their core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care. Their services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people's homes wherever possible.

In 2015, the NHS Trust opened another Hospital, the first major mental health hospital to be erected in the area for more than 90 years. The building provides the latest innovations in modern mental health care. This state of the art facility offers people treatment in a light and spacious environment that is therapeutic and promotes wellbeing. It represents a new era of mental health care that focuses on recovery and preventative measures to help people stay well. 

The Team prioritises continuity of care and accepts referrals for patients with both functional and organic presentations. Patients can choose to be seen in a number of settings including their own home, a modern accessible clinic or in their GP surgery. The service offers a comprehensive programme of group and individual therapeutic interventions to cater for different levels of need. There is a separate and specialist care home pathway with HCPs to assess and manage behaviour that challenges; including joint GP/OAP wards rounds & detailed formulations using the Newcastle model. There is additional support from separate and specialist YOD Occupational Therapists for patients with Young Onset Dementia.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering consultant psychiatric input to patients referred (excluding care homes) to and accepted for treatment by the CMHTOP in line with the agreed criteria and commissioned care pathways.

The area is England's most wooded county and home to rolling hills and valleys, as well as some of the best gardens in Britain. There are so many things you and your family can do, from visiting award-winning vineyards and relaxing at country pubs, restaurants and hotels to exploring ancient heathland, stunning hilltop views, beautiful waterways and charming towns and villages. Life in the area will offer you and your family fantastic schools, beautiful countryside, bustling districts with fantastic leisure opportunities, & historic market towns with a vibrant cafe culture. 

There are a wealth of options in the area to give your children the best possible education, whatever type of school you're looking for. The transport is not an issue as well, since there is the Southwest Trains that provide services to and from London Waterloo, and the Southern that operates to and from London Victoria. There are two airports within 20 miles from the area as well.

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. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry
  • Board Certified Specialist (desirable)

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Older Adult Psychiatry
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT (desirable)
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