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Consultant In Old Age Liaison Psychiatry


  • Competitive
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Posted: 27/08/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: Gem-OALP

Job Details

Pertemps Medical are currently recruiting for a Consultant In Old Age Liaison Psychiatry for one of our clients based in Buckinghamshire.


  • Full-time/Part-time
  • Salary - inline with NHS Bandings


This post is a full time 10 PA post (part time negotiable) and the 10 PAs will be split into 7.5 DCC and 2.5 SPA as per college guidelines.

This is an exciting replacement full time post in liaison psychiatry for older people following splitting of the exisiting liaison Psychiatric service for Older People (LPOP) into two (North and South of County). 

This would include the further development and refinement of the referral process, consultation procedures, raising awareness of the importance of mental health in general hospital, education and training of care staff nd regular evaluation of the service, in conjunction with the Specialist Liaison Nurses.

There are two ST4 trainess in old age psychiatry. Once the consultant in post there is opportunity for ST4 trainee special interest placements in liaison psychiatry, There is also opportunity for geriatric Specialist Trainees at the general hospital to have special interest sessions in old age psychiatry. 

Clinical Duties:


  • To provide a comprehensive psychiatric service, including responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and insuring efficient function of the liaison psychiatry service for older people at the General Hospital.
  • Meet the agreed contractual/service obligations of the trust with external agencies.
  • The post holder will encourage to develop an area of interest/expertise in consultant with the other consultants
  • Participate in development of clinical governance within the old age mental health directorate 
  • To undertake mental health act assessment as sec 12 approved doctor as well as deprivation of liberty safeguard assessment under the mental capacity act.



Liaison:


  • Work in close liaison with other consultants
  • Forge good links with the general practitioners in the sector and with General Hospital clinic teams
  • Forge good links with the general practitioners in the sector and with General Hospital clinic teams
  • In Hance a good working practice and relationship with other Allied agencies such as social services, voluntary and private sector and the place


Management:


  • Consultants are members of the older People mental health directorate and the trust medical staff committee
  • Work closely with managers within the director and be involved in the planning, development and management of services for elderly people with mental health problems
  • Work closely with managers within the directorate and be involved in the planning, development and management of services for elderly people with mental health problems
  • Participate in development reviews and support the implementation of directorate policies and procedures
  • Provide professional advice to managers as appropriate


Education and training


  • Take responsibility for the supervision, training and development of medical staff within the sector and input to the training of other staff as appropriate within the constraints of time. Consultants may apply to be recognised as an approved trainer for the specialist registrar training.
  • Take responsibility for the supervision, training and development of medical staff within the sector and input to the training of other staff as appropriate within the constraints of time. Consultants may apply to be recognised as an approved trainer for the specialist registrar training.
  • Liaised with the geriatric emergency medicine group (GEM) at the hospital and off for teaching at the weekly medical education program for the hospital medical staff especially when new cohort of rational doctors start work.
  • Participate in the local postgraduate activities. This involves lecturing, case presentations, journal clubs and audits.
  • Be responsible for personal continued professional development which will be supported study leave and appropriate expenses.
  • Teaching other professionals Allied professionals, GPs and multidisciplinary teams.

 
General duties:

The post holder is expected to undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients and to promptly record clinical activities accurately and comprehensively. He/she is also expected to maintain professional registration with the general medical Council, mental health act section 12 approval, and to abide by professional code of conduct.


For more information on this post, please contact Daisy Bruce or Gemma Wright on 01908 533240 or email your CV to info@pertempsmedical.co.uk