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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry – Renfrewshire

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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry – Renfrewshire

Reference: 23263
Date posted: 03.07.2024
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Renfrewshire
Temporary/ locum
Consultant
Specialism
Psychiatry
Sub specialism
Old age psychiatry
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Job Title: Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry

Location: Greenock, Renfrewshire

Company Overview: Pulse Mental Health is a respected recruitment agency dedicated to connecting passionate healthcare professionals with fulfilling career opportunities in the mental health sector. With a commitment to excellence and compassion, we strive to match skilled individuals with positions where they can make a meaningful impact on the lives of older adults. Join our team and become part of a dynamic network committed to delivering high-quality care to communities across the UK.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry to join our team in Greenock, Renfrewshire. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in providing clinical leadership and expertise in old age mental health, supporting the delivery of comprehensive psychiatric services to older adults in the local community. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to mental health care provision while advancing your career in old age psychiatry.  The post on offer will be an immediate start for an ongoing period of 1 month. Working full-time, 40 hours per week. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing expert psychiatric assessment and diagnosis for older adults with a wide range of mental health conditions, including dementia, depression, anxiety, and psychosis.
  • Developing and implementing individualized treatment plans based on evidence-based practices and clinical guidelines, incorporating pharmacological, psychological, and social interventions as appropriate.
  • Providing leadership and clinical supervision to multidisciplinary teams, including psychiatrists-in-training, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists, to ensure high-quality and coordinated care delivery.
  • Participating in multidisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, and clinical reviews to contribute to the development and review of patients’ care plans and treatment goals.
  • Providing education and support to older adults and their families/caregivers on mental health conditions, treatment options, and strategies for managing symptoms and promoting well-being.
  • Collaborating with external agencies, including primary care providers, care homes, and community mental health teams, to facilitate integrated care pathways and improve access to services.
  • Participating in quality improvement initiatives, clinical audits, and research activities to enhance the quality and effectiveness of old age mental health care provision.

Requirements:

  • Medical degree and completion of specialist training in old age psychiatry, with full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and inclusion on the Specialist Register for Psychiatry.
  • Substantial post-qualification experience working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in old age mental health services, with demonstrable clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate multidisciplinary teams and engage effectively with older adults and their families.
  • Commitment to delivering person-centered care and promoting recovery-oriented practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practices in old age mental health care.
  • Willingness to participate in on-call duties and attend meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Due to sickness we need an older Adults Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Section 12 Approved Clinician

Benefits:

  • First class support and advice from our team of dedicated and experienced consultants
  • £300 recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • Have access to ipoint our Electronic timesheet processing app
  • Variety of work opportunities in both the NHS and private sectors
  • Access to high-quality CPD training events
  • Different payment methods available PAYE, Umbrella, PSC and LTD

How to Apply: If you are a passionate and experienced Consultant Psychiatrist looking to make a positive impact in old age mental health care and meet the requirements outlined above, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV below. 

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Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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