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Old Age Psychiatry - Memory Clinic - Speciality Doctor

Greater LondonPsychiatryFixed Term01 June 2023

As a Specialist Doctor in Memory Service, you will play a pivotal role in providing memory assessments and treatment plans to patients under the memory service. Your expertise and clinical leadership will be vital in guiding and advising colleagues within the memory service. Utilizing evidence-based knowledge of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, you will deliver treatments in accordance with NICE and relevant guidelines.

Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, you will formulate treatment plans and ensure effective documentation on electronic patient notes (RiO). Your dedication to promoting mental health and independence for all individuals will be a cornerstone of your service. Liaising with other agencies, including patients' GPs and general hospital services, will ensure the comprehensive review and care of patients' physical health. Throughout your role, you will uphold the highest standards of service delivery, supporting non-medical colleagues and participating in management activities related to the post or the wider service.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct memory assessments and develop treatment plans for patients within the memory service.
  2. Provide leadership and clinical advice to colleagues working within the memory service.
  3. Deliver evidence-based treatments, adhering to NICE guidelines and best practices.
  4. Ensure accurate and timely documentation on electronic patient notes (RiO).
  5. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to formulate comprehensive treatment plans.
  6. Oversee the review and care of patients' physical health, liaising with other agencies, including GPs and general hospital services.
  7. Promote mental health and independence for all individuals under the care of the memory service.
  8. Demonstrate clinical and professional leadership within the service.
  9. Offer support to carers and relatives, involving them in care plans whenever possible.
  10. Facilitate access to a range of community-oriented services for patients as needed.
  11. Foster effective communication and collaboration with other Trust services and external partner agencies to ensure the best interests of patients.
  12. Deliver a service of the highest quality while being mindful of available resources.
  13. Support non-medical colleagues in their independent work within the memory service.
  14. Participate in management activities related to the post or the wider service.
  15. Comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice, including the Mental Health Act (1983) and Mental Capacity Act (2005).
  16. Advocate for fair access to services for all patients.
  17. Adhere to procedures for reporting concerns about the professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full GMC 
  • Full MRCPsych 
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