Specialty Doctor

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

SPECIALTY DOCTOR - OLDER ADULT SERVICE LINE Base: Tunbridge Wells CMHSOP, Highlands House, 10-12 Calverly Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells
TN1 40 hours (10PA's) per week plus on-call £40,037 - £74,661 per annum Tunbridge Wells CMHSOP provides a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment service, usually for the over 65 year old population in West Kent area, but on a needs led basis. It offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for the full range of psychiatric conditions including psychological assessments and therapy. The team is made up of 1 Consultant Psychiatrist, 1 Specialty doctor (including this post), GP trainee and Foundation trainee, Nurses, OTs, Psychologists, Support Workers and Admin staff. Our caseload generally sits around 490 older adults with a mix of organic and functional mental health difficulties, and we are aligned with GPs in Tunbridge Wells and the Weald areas . Tunbridge Wells CMHSOP office is located at Highlands House, 10-12 Calverley Park Gardens Tunbridge Wells. The CMHSOP runs a Memory Assessment Service for clients of all ages. The team works with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, operates a duty system and receives urgent referrals via Single Point of Access (SPOA). This may extend to routine referrals in the near future. Referrals currently average 110 per month. Referrals are opened by SPOA or team admin and then screened by SPOA for urgent or by the Duty Practitioner for routine referrals. The Choice assessments are carried out under CAPA model. These are then seen by Medical Staff after Psychology assessment where relevant. Clinicians are aiming to have caseloads of 25 each. Those on the Consultant and Speciality doctor caseload not requiring care coordination are reviewed by clinicians in monitoring clinics or seen by Consultant and Speciality doctor in outpatient clinics. The consultant and Speciality doctor hold slots for urgent or MHA assessments. The inpatient services for the Tunbridge Wells CMHSOP are on Orchard Ward, Priority House Maidstone ME16 9PH and the Consultant Psychiatrist is Dr Sachin Shetty. Orchards ward is a 16 bedded mixed male\/female ward for older adults with functional and organic disorder. The post holder will participate in the Maidstone Tier 2 on Call rota conducting Section 12 work (MHA and 136 assessments) in Maidstone. If they are not Section 12 approved, they will participate in Tier 1 (resident) on call. Consultants participate in Tier 3 rota. Please note that all applicants should have full registration with the General Medical Council; Section 12 approval is desirable and have completed at least four years full time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis); at least two of which will be as a Specialty Trainee in a relevant specialty; or have equivalent experience and competencies. We are looking for candidates with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust provides mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and other specialist services for 1.6 million people across Kent and Medway. We pride ourselves on providing high quality clinical services, innovation and partnership working. We are one of the larger NHS Trusts covering an area of 1,450 square miles, employing over 3,600 staff across Kent and Medway. The successful applicant will be required to have enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Applicants may visit the hospitals by arrangement with Dr Efiong Ephraim. To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.

Ref: MED200012

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