Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison with expertise in Older Adult Psychiatry
EPUT is looking to appoint an enthusiastic consultant who would provide medical leadership to the team that would care for older adults presenting to the Liaison Psychiatry service based at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex. Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is a 500 bedded District General Hospital providing a comprehensive range of acute and specialist services to a local population of over 250,000 people.
The post and service has been commissioned to develop local mental health services to bring it in line with the NHS 5 year Forward View for Mental Health and the commitment therein to develop comprehensive liaison psychiatry services in local general hospitals.
The service will form a key link for a seamless treatment pathway for patients presenting to PAH with primary or comorbid mental health problems to other established local mental health services such as community and inpatient services for working age adults and older adults.
The team on average receives about 120 referrals a month. This includes referrals from the Emergency Department and the wards. The workload in terms of initial referrals and reviews are shared between the clinical members of the team.
The post holder will work with another Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist knowledge in adult or liaison psychiatry.
You must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register, with an appropriate CCT or be within six months of obtaining your CCT.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Maneesh Rajendraprasad, Clinical Director on 01245 515307
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