An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our established and dynamic Older Adults Mental Health community service.
It is an exciting time in Mental Health, and we are keen to hear from a suitably qualified Consultant Psychiatrist, with an interest in Old Age Psychiatry. We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive person, with a drive to improve care delivery.
Mental Health Services for Older Adults (MHSOA) is a service for older adults and over and is provided in both an inpatient and community setting. The service is provided on the North Shore, Rodney District and West Auckland. Entry to the service is in line with the regional criteria.
MHSOA provides assessment, treatment and support to:
- People with serious mental disorder, aged 65 or older, newly presenting to local mental health services or who have not been under the care of other local mental health services for two years
- People of any age, with primary dementia and serious behavioural and/ or psychological symptoms and signs
- People with pre-existing serious mental health disorders who would be better cared for by MHSOA, either because of significant medical co-morbidities or frailty, or (less commonly) due to psychological or social issues typical of those seen by MHSOA.
This team reports to the division of Specialty Medicine & Health of Older People. The MHSOA team maintains strong professional links to the Mental Health Services Group.
Kingsley Mortimer Unit (Ward 12) – a 19 bed inpatient unit on the North Shore Hospital site that provides inpatient assessment and treatment for the two older adult community mental health teams.
There are two community teams – one in the North Shore area covering Rodney District and urban North Shore, and one in West Auckland – who work collaboratively with the inpatient teams
The service operates a clinical governance model that allows close involvement of clinicians in service development, service planning and quality improvement initiatives.
We are an accredited training service and have rotating pre-examination psychiatry trainees and advanced trainees in psychiatry of old age; therefore teaching and supervision of training registrars, house officers, medical students and clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team are core functions for our consultants.
This position is a community-based role based in West Auckland
You will also ideally be involved in our neuro-stimulation service which currently delivers electroconvulsive therapy to our clients.
For further information please contact Gemma Whittam– Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 17th Feb 2022
Job code: WDHB13292
|Location:||North Island - Auckland - North Shore/West Auckland|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Senior Medical Officers, Medical Officers and Fellows - Psychiatry|
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