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Spcialty Doctor in Care Homes Liaison and SE Locality

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

Main area
Mental Health Services for Older People
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
001-MP154.22-A
Site
University Hospital Llandough
Town
Penarth
Salary
£50,620 - £79,144 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
11/10/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Specialty Doctor post to join our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Care Home Liaison team & South East Cardiff CMHT . 

The Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate is responsible for providing care to an elderly population of circa 81,645 persons over the age of 65 in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan figure .The Directorate focuses its services on patients who experience the first onset of severe mental illness after the age of 65 and patients of any age with an established diagnosis of dementia associated with significant behavioural or psychiatric symptoms

Services are organised within three localities – Cardiff North & West, Cardiff South and the Vale of Glamorgan.  Each area has its own Community Mental Health Team for Older People.

Hospital based facilities are currently (*) provided at:

  • University Hospital Llandough,
  • Barry Hospital, where there is a 14-bed challenging behaviour Young Onset Dementia ward spread over three units.
  • Grand Avenue, where there is an integrated Local Authority & health Tier 2 day service 

In addition there are also well developed Liaison Old Age Psychiatry Services both for District General Hospitals & Care Homes, a Community REACT (crisis & out of hours) Service & a Younger Onset Dementia Service. We also have a well-developed in-patient Salaried GP service providing routine and urgent medical & physical care for all patients in the service.

 

Main duties of the job

The six session element will be working in the Care Home Liaison Team. The role includes assessment and treatment of people over 65 years old with both functional (affective and psychotic disorders) and organic (neurodegenerative) illness, with frequent co-morbidity across both physical and mental health needs, in over 70 care homes (residential and nursing) across the whole of Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. Assessments occur in the care homes and the Specialty Doctor, along with the team members will be responsible for running Inreach clinics in Care homes as well as Section 117 reviews with the social workers.

Four sessions will be spent working closely with and on behalf of the Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists for the Cardiff South and East sector of the Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate of the Mental Health Clinical Board.  They will spend their time undertaking community assessments and reviews (including urgent and emergency referrals), supporting the out-patient clinic alongside the Consultants, and assessment and development of Care and Treatment Plans with the Consultant and MDT, for patients undergoing acute inpatient mental health assessment (variable number).

 

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well” and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Care Homes Liaison (6 sessions):

The Speciality Doctor appointee will spend their time performing duties as follows: supporting the Consultant and Multi-disciplinary Care Homes Liaison Team in undertaking assessments, development of Care and Treatment Plans with the Consultant and MDT, take part in the relevant meetings, hold clinics, perform capacity assessments and liaise with the wider MDT.

This post will have the flexibility to incorporate working with the Consultant and wider MDT in the Community setting, after the initial 3 months of the post. This will include community assessments and reviews (including urgent and emergency referrals), running an Inreach Clinic alongside the Consultant, and assessment and development of Care and Treatment Plans with the Consultant and MDT, for patients undergoing acute mental health assessment (variable number).

SE Team ( 4 sessions)

The Speciality Doctor appointee will spend their time performing duties as follows: supporting the Consultant and Multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team for Older People in undertaking community assessments and reviews (including urgent and emergency referrals), running an Out-patient Clinic alongside the Consultant, and assessment and development of Care and Treatment Plans with the Consultant and MDT, for patients undergoing acute inpatient mental health assessment (variable number).

 

 

Person specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • MB BS or recognised equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
Desirable criteria
  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc.)
  • Section 12 (2) recognition under MHA 1983 or qualification to become Section 12 approved
  • Experience in working in mental health services in UK.

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Four years full-time postgraduate training (or part-time equivalent), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty, OR equivalent experience / competencies*
  • Experience of working in mental health services in UK.
Desirable criteria
  • MRCPsych

SKILLS KNOWLEDGE ABILITY

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate
Desirable criteria
  • Research interests relevant to specialty
  • Audit
  • Teaching
  • Computing skills

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to work both in a team and alone
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Satisfactory Immigration Status

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Arpita Chakrabarti
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Arpita.Chakrabarti@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 825777
Additional information

Dr Deni Mohan, Consultant Psychiatrist for Care Homes Liaison Team

Dr David Howells, Consultant Psychiatrist for SE Locality Team (job share)

Dr Rhiannon Callaghan , Consultant Psychiatrist for SE Locality Team (job share)