LAS Higher Trainee in General Adult Psychiatry – Shannon ward
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
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This is a Specialist Trainee post in General Adult Psychiatry (ST4-6) based at Shannon ward, Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, London, HA8 0AD. The ward is accredited through the Royal College of Psychiatrist, Quality Network for Inpatient Working Age Mental Health Services (QNWA).
The successful candidate will be working with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a consultant psychiatrist, speciality doctor, core trainee, nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists.
Main duties of the job
The ward is general adult admission and treatment ward.
Admissions are mainly from the Place of Safety, Accident and Emergency Departments, medical wards within General Hospitals, police custody and the community. Patients admitted to the ward informally are subject to a "gate-keeping" assessment by the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team. In addition, the ward accepts stepdown patients from the PICU located at Chase Farm Hospital.
The main purpose of the ward is to ensure the comprehensive, timely and efficient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of all patients with a clear focus on achieving a safe return to treatment in the least-restrictive setting back in the community as quickly as possible. This involves the proactive anticipation, evaluation, and resolution of all potential impediments to early discharge of the patient.
The post holder will be expected to provide high quality clinical care and contribute to the day-to-day management of patients, under the supervision of the Responsible Clinician (see job description for more detail).
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.
We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.
Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.
- To attend and at times lead the morning ward meeting (Flow meeting) with the ward manager or deputy manager.
- The assessment and initial treatment of new admissions, performing physical examinations and the organisation of clinically indicated physical investigations.
- The ongoing assessment and management of inpatients, including contributing to multidisciplinary reviews by presenting updated clinical information on patients and documenting the multidisciplinary discussion.
- Participation in Formulation/CPA meetings and relevant documentation.
- To facilitate access to a range of community orientated services through liaison with community teams.
- To liaise closely with the relevant Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams and crisis houses to facilitate early discharge of patients back into the community.
- To liaise effectively with other Trust services and external partner agencies in the best interests of patients.
- To participate in Mental Health Tribunal work under the supervision of the responsible clinician
- To promote mental health and independence for all.
- To provide a service of the highest quality, within the limits of our resources.
- To provide clinical support to core psychiatric trainees and nonmedical staff.
- To provide annual and study leave cover for colleagues.
- To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005).
- To commit to ensuring fair access to services for all.
- To comply with procedures on reporting concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.
Qualifications & Experience
Certificate of Sponsorship
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