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Speciality doctor CRHT - Speciality Doctor

Greater LondonPsychiatryFixed Term01 June 2023

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team to join our dynamic team. As a Crisis Team Leader, you will provide leadership and supervision to the multidisciplinary Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to individuals in crisis. Your role will involve diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and support in complex cases where a medical opinion is required.

Ensuring the physical health and well-being of patients will be a priority, with effective liaison with other agencies, including GPs and general hospital services. Promoting mental health and independence for all individuals under the team's care will be central to your service delivery. As a clinical and professional leader, you will foster a supportive and collaborative environment within the team, ensuring non-medical colleagues can work independently with high-quality management of mental health patients. Your dedication to providing the highest quality service within resource limits will be integral to the success of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and supervision to the multidisciplinary Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, particularly in the absence of senior colleagues.
  2. Conduct diagnostic assessments and deliver appropriate treatment to individuals at their residence, crisis prevention house, or at the hub (Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Community Hospital).
  3. Offer support in triage/assessment of patients, especially in complex cases requiring a medical opinion.
  4. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team in formulating treatment plans.
  5. Ensure comprehensive review and care of patients' physical health, liaising with other agencies, including GPs and general hospital services.
  6. Ensure timely assessments, treatments, and reviews for people with mental health needs, with appropriate referrals into specialized secondary care as required.
  7. Promote mental health and independence for all individuals.
  8. Demonstrate clinical and professional leadership within the service.
  9. Provide support to carers and relatives, including their involvement in care plans whenever possible.
  10. Facilitate access to a range of community-oriented services for those in need.
  11. Foster effective communication and collaboration with other Trust services and external partner agencies for the best interests of patients.
  12. Deliver a service of the highest quality while working within resource constraints.
  13. Promote high-quality management of mental health patients by non-medical staff.
  14. Support non-medical colleagues in working independently.
  15. Participate in management activities related to the post or the wider service.
  16. Comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice, including the Mental Health Act (1983) and Mental Capacity Act (2005).
  17. Commit to ensuring fair access to services for all individuals.
  18. Adhere to procedures for reporting concerns about the professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • GMC registration and inclusion on the Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • MRCPsych qualification or equivalent.

Life in North London: 

North London provides a diverse array of amenities, with shopping centers, restaurants, and cafes. Embracing a thriving arts and entertainment scene, residents can relish museums, galleries, theaters, and live performance venues. The area is home to several great schools for those relocating with children. 

As a Specialist Doctor in Older Adults Psychiatry, you will encounter a supportive and stimulating environment, allowing you to advance your career while making a significant impact on the well-being of elderly individuals in the community.
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