Old Age (Devon Partnership Trust)

 

Please note that these timetables and descriptions are indicative only and subject to change with service development and will be tailored to meet individual trainees learning needs after discussion and agreement from individual educational supervisor.

 

Dr John Dunn Old Age Psychiatry Estuary House, Newton Abbot
Dr Mark Harrison Old Age Inpatient Psychiatry Beech Unit, Torbay Hospital
Dr Richard McCollum Old Age Psychiatry Franklyn Hospital
Dr Colm Owens Old Age Liaison Psychiatry Wonford House Hospital Exeter
Dr Chitra Shrinivasan Old Age Psychiatry Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dr Deepak Sachdeva Old Age Psychiatry / Memory Clinic  Honiton Hospital
Dr Laura Hill Old Age Psychiatry

Exeter Community OPMH, Whipton Hospital

Dr Simona Brown Old Age Psychiatry Tiverton Hospital

 

 


 

Post Information

POST Old Age Psychiatry, Estuary House, Newton Abbot
TRAINER Dr John Dunn
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership NHS Trust
JOB DESCRIPTION This post offers the opportunity for a Specialty Trainee to gain experience in a mainly community based Old Age Psychiatry service but fitting the job to their stage of development on the scheme.  The core service is a multi-disciplinary community team. However there is also opportunity to work in the South Devon Memory Service clinic at Torbay General Hospital. The area whilst primarily described as rural has a good road network and a population concentration in a few small towns and large villages.  Thus apart from the memory clinic, assessment and treatment is largely by home visits though outpatient space is available if needed at Sherbourne House, Newton Abbot.  However opportunities to work in inpatient settings, memory clinics and prescription of cholinesterase inhibitors are available.  The post could also offer the opportunity to act in the capacity of ‘Consultant’ in part of the patch enabling the Specialty Trainee at the end of their rotation to experience the demands of the future in a supervised way.  Considerable flexibility is envisaged in the timetable to allow specific educational needs to be met.  Experience with the Consultant being responsible for ECT is also possible.  The Specialty Trainees have a major part in the educational sessions and audit in the locality.With recent reconfiguration and growing interagency working there are a number of avenues to gain experiences in service development, committee work and guideline development.

 

TIMETABLE (flexible):

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M.

9-11am ECT clinic (Torbay Gen Hospital)

11-12pm  Administration

9-11am Community Team Meeting

11-1pm Liaison and supervision with team

Special Interest Session

9-11pm ECT clinic (Torbay Gen Hospital)

11-1pm Community visits

9-1pm Outpatients or community visits/work

[Memory clinic Day]

P.M.

2-3pm Supervision with Consultant

3-5pm Community visits

1-5pm Supporting activities – educational meeting monthly, audit bimonthly, management meetings monthly.  CPD, educational supervision

Special Interest Session 1-5pm Flexible time for CPD, management, training

1-5pm admin/community work

[Memory clinic Day]

 

ON-CALL              1: 10 with Consultant Cover

 

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M.

9-11am ECT clinic (Torbay Gen Hospital)

11-12pm  Visits/Administration

9-11am Community Team Meeting

11-1pm Liaison and supervision with team

Supervision of GP trainee

Second and fifth Wednesdays – memory clinic Torbay Hospital

9-11pm ECT clinic (Torbay Gen Hospital)

11-1pm Community visits

Memory clinic

Torbay Hospital

P.M.

2-3pm Supervision

3-5pm Community visits

1-5pm Supporting activities – educational meeting monthly, audit bimonthly, management meetings monthly.  CPD, educational supervision

Otherwise home visits/SPA time New patient and follow up clinic Sherbourne House

 

 

 


Post Information

POST Old Age Inpatient Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Mark Harrison
TRAINING BASE Beech Unit, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon
JOB DESCRIPTION

Name

This is an inpatient old age psychiatry post in the Beech Unit, Torbay Hospital
Type of Post and Employing Trust This post is an inpatient older adult training post based at Torbay Hospital. It is provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Details of Clinical Supervisor the clinical supervisor for this post is Dr Mark Harrison, a locally trained consultant psychiatrist. Dr Harrison works on Beech for 10 sessions per week, with a number of other responsibilities being fitted into the working week as needed.
Name of Educational Supervisor Dr Harrison is the educational supervisor for the trainee
Roles and Responsibilities of the Trainee

The trainee will work on the Beech Unit of Torbay Hospital, a functional ward that serves older adults, and a number of younger adults (usually age 55 and over) who have significant physical comorbidity. We predominantly serve patients from South Devon, although we receive patients throughout Devon. We are a particularly well functioning team, having won multiple awards consistently over several years.

Depending upon experience, the trainee will be invited to be the main clinician providing direct care for a proportion of the ward i.e. taking responsibility for a caseload of their own. The size of this caseload will depend upon the trainee’s specific needs, with Dr Harrison continuing to remain the Responsible Clinician. It is anticipated that some trainees, particularly those early in higher training may not be able to take this duty on immediately.

The working week revolves around nurse led “Planning My Recovery” meetings, which are a significant step away from traditional ward rounds. They involve the nursing and OT team, as well as the service user and their families. These meetings can be led by the medical staff or the nursing staff depending on the patient’s needs.

The trainee would be expected to provide a senior review of patients admitted to the ward, and to formulate appropriate plans for investigation and management. Clearly, by its nature inpatient work can be unpredictable, and it is anticipated that all staff work in a flexible manner. The medical role in this placement requires considerable flexibility, and is a good opportunity to learn how to manage in a complex environment. A crucial part of the approach is to start the working day on time, and to finish on time.

A very positive feature of this ward is an incredibly well embedded culture of continuous quality improvement. We have developed bespoke software for our clinical purposes and we are highly involved in developing a new electronic patient record built from scratch. We have developed an award winning “retreat” and are incredibly well respected. It is anticipated that the trainee will be involved in a range of quality improvement projects, both large and small. The trainee will be taught the principles of Lean methodology and how to apply it to clinical environments.

Core Clinical Work

It is anticipated that the trainee will be responsible for managing routine and acute psychiatric clinical care for the patients on the ward. The trainee will be responsible for the medical aspects of mental health care, which will include prescribing and ordering appropriate investigations. The trainee will also provide support to the junior doctors on the ward. This role is an ideal opportunity to revisit physical healthcare and managing the frail elderly patient in the psychiatric setting.

Dr Harrison does not provide any input into the local Crisis Teams, but if a trainee is interested in experiencing Crisis Team work, then provision could be made to allow sessions for Crisis Team work specifically. Agreement from the relevant Crisis Team consultant would need to be sought prior to undertaking this.

Beech has a dedicated psychologist within the team who will be able to provide supervision so higher trainees can easily meet their requirements around psychology/psychotherapy cases. The ward has several mindfulness sessions per week and an interested trainee could both experience and deliver this approach.

The post is based in Torbay Hospital. The trainee and the consultant will share an office within the Memory Clinic. There is good access to IT facilities and clinical space to see patients. Additional private offices are available for supervision and private meetings if needed. It is not anticipated that the trainee will undertake any domiciliary assessments during the standard working week.

The trainee will participate in the on-call rota covering Torbay and the surrounding area. This is a 1:14 on-call and will have consultant supervision available at all times.

Academic Training

In addition to their research/special interest sessions. Trainees are encouraged to participate fully in the local academic program. The trainee will be able to attend the Torquay-based teaching, which occurs monthly and which is chaired by Dr Harrison. Academic lectures from regional or national experts occur regularly in Exeter and a trainee would be able to attend the lectures relevant to their training needs.

The trainee would be able to negotiate the most appropriate day for their research/special interest sessions. There are a large number of opportunities in a range of activities if a trainee does not already have a plan for their research or special interest time. This is an opportunity to become involved in Trust-wide improvement projects, and to obtain experience of a number of approaches to quality improvement.

The trainee will be provided with appropriate support to be able to attend the Higher Trainees peer group meetings on a regular basis
Supervision

The trainee will have at least one hour of timetabled supervision per week. The timing of this is to be agreed with the trainee based on their specific needs. Clinical supervision will be available throughout the working day, either through face-to-face or telephone contact. Being ward-based, the trainee will be working closely with Dr Harrison, and this affords regular opportunity for ad-hoc clinical supervision as well as workplace-based assessment.

How the Intended Learning Outcomes Will Be Achieved

The post allows access to the necessary clinical environments to achieve many major components of the curriculum for Old Age psychiatry. As an acute ward, we see a broad range of psychopathology and many of our patients have severe and enduring mental illness. Our patients have a broad range of physical illness, and there is ample opportunity to manage psychiatric emergencies. The trainee will become familiar with mental health and mental capacity legislation and will be able to present reports to Tribunals.  The ward is predominantly orientated towards functional illness, but we regularly treat patients with organic disorders so there should be exposure to dementia. Trainees with an interest can supplement their ward-based activity with attending and indeed running sessions in the award-winning Memory Clinic.

The ward environment is one in which the trainee will get good exposure to the curriculum requirements around team working, leadership and the broader professional skills required to be a consultant.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

9-10 Ward Work

10-12.30 Clinical Team Review (Board Round)

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

Research/Special Interest

(Day of week negotiable)

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

P.M

12.30-1 Lunch

1-2 Supervision

2-3 Team Meeting (Weekly)

3-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

12.30-1 Lunch

2.30-4.30pm Educational Meeting and Teaching (4th week of month)

OR

Administration

12.30-1 Lunch

2-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

Research/Special Interest

(Day of week negotiable)

12.30-1 Lunch

2-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

ON CALL:   The on-call is on the South Devon rota. The frequency is currently 1 in 14 for higher trainees. For trainees on the on-call rota, supervision is provided by a named consultant.

 

 

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

9-10 Ward Work

10-12.30 Clinical Team Review (Board Round)

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-1pm Planning My Recovery Meetings

Or Learning From Experience/QI Group

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

9-10 Safety Huddle

10-12.30 Planning My Recovery Meetings

P.M

12.30-1 Lunch

1-2 Higher Trainee Supervision

2-3 Team Meeting (Weekly)

3-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

12.30-1 Lunch

1-2 SHO Supervision

2.30-4.30pm Educational Meeting and Teaching (4th week of month)

OR

Peer Supervision

Not at work

(Cover from Dr Somerfield)

12.30-1 Lunch

1-2 Supervision 

2-3 Team Meeting (Weekly) 

3-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

12.30-1 Lunch

1-2 Supervision

2-3 Team Meeting (Weekly)

3-5 Planning My Recovery Meetings

 

 

 


 Post Information

POST Old Age Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Richard McCollum
TRAINING BASE Franklyn Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTION Franklyn Hospital has 2 wards, a 16 bedded dementia care ward and a 16 bedded older adult ward for those with functional illness.

The Trainee will work alongside Dr McCollum and will have the opportunity to play the lead role in the management of Patients.  There are 2 Junior Trainees who will be supervised by Dr McCollum, but the Registrar will also be expected to have a supportive, leadership role for the Junior Trainees.

The Trainee would gain experience in writing reports and presenting at Tribunal hearings, Best interests meetings and S117 aftercare meetings as well as in all aspects pertaining to the responsibilities of senior medical staff at the Hospital.

There is the opportunity to attend and run the twice weekly ECT Clinic held in Exmouth, initially under the supervision of Dr McCollum, but when competent, without Dr McCollum in attendance.

Dr McCollum has close links with both the community crisis team and also with the older adult liaison service at the RD&E Hospital.  The Registrar will have the option of spending regular sessions with these Teams.

There is an ‘in-house’ teaching programme at Franklyn Hospital which the trainee would be able to contribute to, as well as opportunity to link in with research projects, such as the ATLAS Trial which Dr McCollum has a lead role for within the Trust.

It is anticipated that any other Training needs could be accommodated due to the wealth of Psychiatric services in the local area.

For further information, please feel free to contact Dr McCollum on 07970682189.

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES


TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Special Interest Day

Ward Work / Admin /Supervision (1 hour)

Rougemont Ward Round

Belvedere Ward Round

Ward Work / Admin

P.M

Special Interest Day

Rougemont Ward Round

Rougemont Ward Round / Liaison at RD & E

Ward Work

Ward Work / Admin / Liaison / ECT

ON CALL    Exeter registrar on-call rota.

 

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Meetings / CPD  /Supervision of Junior Trainees

SPA / Admin / registrar Supervision

Rougemont Ward Round

Belvedere Ward round

SPA / Liaison / Ward Work

P.M

Ward work / ECT

Rougemont Ward Round

Rougemont Ward Round

Junior Trainee Supervision / Belvedere ward work

SPA / Ward Work / Admin /ECT

 

 


 Post Information

POST Old Age Liaison Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Colm Owens
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership NHS Trust
TRAINING BASE Wonford House Hospital Exeter/ Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTION The Older People’s Liaison Psychiatry Service was set up in July 2010 it is provided by the Devon Partnership Trust but hosted by the Royal Devon & Exeter acute trust.  All patients aged over 65 (or patients of any age where a dementia is present) who require psychiatric input are eligible to be assessed by the service. Patients with both functional and organic problems are seen.

The work is hugely varied and involves everything from advice on placement and psychotropic medications to complex neuropsychiatric assessments and brief psychotherapies.  Team members also attend ward based multi-disciplinary meetings and are involved in teaching nursing and medical staff about mental health and related matters. 

The team consists of a full time consultant psychiatrist, a band 7 Clinical Team Leader, three band 6 specialist nurses, a part time foundation doctor and full time admin and secretarial support.

Medical SpRs join the team for attachments, as well as medical students.

The OPMH Liaison Service is co-located with the younger adults’ liaison service and the Research and Development team at Wonford House Hospital in Exeter. Patients are seen in the Emergency Department, Acute Admissions unit and inpatient wards at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital which is next door to Wonford House.

This post would suit either an old age trainee or a trainee who was considering working in Liaison Psychiatry.

In addition to the allocated sessions for educational and clinical supervision, there will be regular clinical contact with the consultant for discussion of cases etc. The timetable for the ST4-6 trainee is flexible and will depend on the training needs of the doctor. It is anticipated that the workload will consist of a mixture of reviews, consultation advice and support to the team and acute medical staff, together with single handed and multi-disciplinary assessments.

The cornerstone of liaison psychiatry work is education and it is expected that the higher trainee would take part in teaching programmes in the general hospital for junior doctors and nursing staff.

Any pre-existing special interest sessions and research projects would be fully supported.  Dr Owens would be extremely happy to work with the trainee to develop special interests and research projects. The team have close links with both the trust Research and Development department and medical consultants and teams in the acute trust.  Audit projects would be strongly encouraged and fully supervised.

There is a well attended journal club and education meeting every week.  The trainee may also wish to consider attending medical grand rounds in the acute trust.

Dr Owens has been a consultant for three years and is familiar with the training needs of ST4-6s and the preparation required for consultant interviews and transition. He is currently the clinical director for Older People’s Mental Health and there would be opportunities for exposure to and project work in management and service development. He has interests in psychodynamic psychotherapy, neuropsychiatry and medical education.

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE: (Flexible, with variable amounts of teaching, med student supervision and audit and management projects, dependent on needs of trainee)

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/ Boardround

Liaison Work in RD&E

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/ Boardround

Liaison Work in RD&E

12-2 PM: Local Academic meeting

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/ Boardround

Liaison Ward Round

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/ Boardround

Liaison Work in RD&E

Research/ Special Interest

P.M

Liaison Work in RD&E

MDT Team meeting (monthly)

MDT Team educational meeting  (monthly)

4-5 PM Educational Supervision

Liaison Work in RD&E

Liaison Work in RD&E

Research/ Special Interest

ON CALL    1 in 14, Second on call, non-resident, with Consultant Cover

 

CONSULTANT TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

OPMH Clinical Directorate Day

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/Boardround

Liaison Work in RD&E

12-2 PM: Local Academic meeting

12-2 PM: Local Academic meeting

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/ Boardround

Liaison Ward Round

OPMH Clinical Directorate Day

9-9:30: Clinical Team Meeting/Boardround

Monthly Dementia Strategy Meetings RD&E

12.50-2PM: RD&E Old Age Medicine Meeting

P.M

 

MDT Team meeting (monthly)

MDT Team educational meeting  (monthly)

4-5 PM Educational Supervision with ST

Liaison Work in RD&E

 

Liaison Work in RD&E

 

 


 Post Information

POST Old Age Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Chitra Srinivasan
EMPLOYING TRUST Devon Partnership NHS Trust
CATCHMENT AREA The post covers the coastal towns of Sidmouth, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.  It is an area of outstanding beauty and a popular retirement area.  There are 17,500 older adults in the sector.
JOB DESCRIPTION  Dr Srinivasan works full time and has one Speciality Doctor covering the community patch.  This is purely a community post with no responsibility to cover inpatient wards.  There is a community team with 6 CPN’s, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist.  The team is based at Stowford Lodge, Sidmouth but is likely to move to Honiton or Exmouth.  The post holder would be a member of the team and would be encouraged to support the team in all aspects of their work.

Training Opportunities:  Dr Srinivasan has trained CT1-3 and is actively involved in a considerable amount of teaching at Peninsula Medical School.  She is also Locality Medical lead for Exeter, East and Mid Devon.  She runs a Memory Clinic every Friday at Stowford Lodge and has a special interest in pre-senile dementias.  She has trained in Cognitive and Analytical Therapy and sees patients when time allows.  She is a firm believer that Speciality Trainees should be supernumerary and they should have enjoyable as well as useful attachments.  This post provides a good opportunity for getting involved in teaching, research and management activities.  Trainees are encouraged to attend case conferences and Journal Clubs which run on Tuesdays at Wonford House Hospital.  The final timetable and the nature of the work undertaken by the Speciality Trainee would be determined by their educational objectives and training needs.

The Special Interest subject would be decided by discussions with the trainer.  An office is available for the trainee.  The final timetable and the nature of the work undertaken would be determined by the educational objective and training needs of the Speciality Trainee.

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES:

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Community work

Community work

Journal Club

Case Conference

Team Meeting

Supervision

Specialist Interest

Memory Clinic

P.M

Community work

Community work

Community work

Research

Memory Clinic

 

 

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

SPA/Clinic

Clinic

Team meeting

Supervision

Admin

Memory Clinic

P.M

Community work

Community work

Clinic

SPA

Memory Clinic

 

 


Post Information

POST Old age Psychiatry/Memory clinic
TRAINER Dr Deepak Sachdeva
TRAINING BASE Honiton Hospital, Honiton.
JOB DESCRIPTION

This post offers an opportunity for a Specialty Trainee to gain experience in a community based Old Age Psychiatry service with additional opportunities.

The trainee will join a multi-disciplinary community team (a band 7 Clinical Team Leader, Three band 6 specialist nurses, and a band 6 OT, two band 5 Nurses, one band 5 OT, one band 6 Social worker and full time medical secretary and a part time SAS doctor) based at Honiton Hospital serving the beautiful East Devon rural patch serving a population of approx. 20,000 (over 65’s).

The trainer has worked in various inpatient and community roles, and teaching and management positions. The trainer currently has management responsibilities in the organisation as the clinical director for older people's mental health services for Devon Partnership NHS Trust, as well as Vice Chair for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ South West Division. 

The trainee will be supported to spend some time in trust management activities and gain experience in service development and management.

The trainee will also have opportunities to gain clinical experience in Exeter memory clinic and inpatient services for older people based in Exeter if needed.

There are diverse opportunities to pursue research and special interests with strong links across many disciplines. Local opportunities to develop special interests include neurology, geriatric, inpatients and liaison services; as well as memory service and ECT service.

For senior trainees, the post will allow an opportunity to act in the capacity of ‘Consultant’ for a part of the patch to experience the challenges to help prepare for future roles. 

The post will be suitable for fulltime and or part time trainees with flexibility to allow specific training requirements

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES


TRAINEE TIMETABLE: (The days can be changed)

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

CPD/Governance meeting/Community work

Team Meeting Clinic slot - Honiton

Special Interest/Research

Community work

P.M

Community work

Journal club/Case conference Exeter

3pm Supervision

Clinical admin

Special Interest/Research

Clinical Admin

ON CALL   1 in 14, Second on call, non-resident, with Consultant Cover (all adult specialties excluding forensic).

 

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

CPD/Peer Group

Medical Staffing Meeting

OPMH Governance

MAC meeting

Team Meeting Clinic slot Corporate management meetings

Clinic Slot

P.M

CD role/Corporate management meetings

Emergency clinical work

Clinic/Home visits

3pm  Supervision

Honiton Clinic

Clinical admin

Corporate management meetings

Home visits

Clinical admin

 

 


 Post Information

POST Old Age Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Laura Hill
TRAINING BASE Exeter Community OPMH, Knightshayes, Whipton Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTION The Exeter Community OPMH team is a friendly, well-established multidisciplinary team.  It covers the city of Exeter which has a population of approximately 24,000 people over the age of 65 years. 

The trainee will be based at Knightshayes, Whipton Hospital where they can take an active role in the team meetings, assess and review a wide variety of community patients, and work closely with the community team and Crisis team.  They will have the opportunity to observe and participate in memory clinics at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Hub clinics (hospital based appointments which offer mental health assessment, medicines review and medical input) at Wonford House.  They will be encouraged to work with the consultant to develop a timetable and training opportunities which meet their stage of development and offer an interesting and enjoyable experience. 

Dr Hill is the Associate Clinical Director for the Devon Memory Service and can offer trainees the opportunity to develop their understanding of management roles for clinicians.  She has a particular interest in ‘living well with dementia’ and the ‘recovery model’ applied to older people and dementia care.  She supports research taking place in the memory clinic, working closely with the R&D department in Devon Partnership Trust and the Devon Dementia Collaboration.  She has close links with the University of Exeter and is actively engaged in research projects.  The trainee would be welcome to join these projects with a view to achieving publications during the placement.

The trainee will be supported to explore their special interests which may include neurology, geriatrics, dementia in learning disability, inpatient services and liaison.  They may wish to develop their teaching and have the opportunity to become involved in a Special Study unit on Cinema and Psychiatry for 4th year medical students or a teach as part of a dementia module offered through Plymouth University in addition to offering formal and informal teaching to the team and non-medical prescriber.  There will be ample opportunity to participate in audit and service evaluation.

The post would suit a full or part time trainee at any stage of higher training. 



WEEKLY TIMETABLES:


TRAINEE TIMETABLE:   Days can be altered and timetable remains flexible with teaching, training, supervision, management, audit and research to suit the trainee and their stage of training

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
A.M

Flexible time for CPD /training /  management /research

11am Supervision with Consultant

Community team meeting

Or Memory Clinic

Special Interest or Research

Hub Clinic with consultant

Community work

P.M

Community work

Educational Meeting (fortnightly)

Special Interest or Research

Hub Clinic

Admin/community work

ON CALL:   1 in 14, second on call, non-resident, with consultant cover

  

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Flexible SPA for CPD / training / management / research

11am Supervision

Community team meeting or Memory clinic

Non working day

Hub Clinic / community work

Non working day

P.M

Community work

Educational meeting (fortnightly)

Non working day

Hub Clinic / community work

Non working day

 


Post Information

POST Old Age Psychiatry
TRAINER Dr Simona Brown
TRAINING BASE Tiverton Hospital Kennedy Way Tiverton EX16 6NT
JOB DESCRIPTION The post is set up in a community older adult team in Mid Devon surrounding towns such as Tiverton, Cullompton, Crediton and Okehampton. The area is served by 18 GP surgeries and there are in the region of 600 referrals to OPMH team per calendar year.

The team is composed of experienced mental health practitioners including an advanced nurse prescriber and it has 1.6 FT consultant time.

You will be based at Tiverton hospital however there is other DPT office space in Crediton and Okehampton available when it is more convenient. MDTs are held weekly alternatively in Tiverton and Crediton.

You will offer expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of patients being managed by the team as well as other expert clinical services in support of patients and their families/carers judged necessary. You will have opportunities to encounter a diversity of organic and functional presentations from community setting, nursing homes, from the two rehabilitation wards at Tiverton hospital. You will see patients in clinic and in their homes working closely with primary care, social services, crisis team, and other agencies such as the Alzheimer society.

The workload will consist of a mixture of new patient assessments, reviews, consultation advice and support to the team and other practitioners such as GPs, social workers, AMHPs etc. There is a MSNAP accredited memory service to which you will contribute. You will be involved in capacity assessments and complex best interest decision making process; you will gather extensive experience regarding the interface between MCA/MHA/DOLS.

In addition to weekly educational and clinical supervision, there will be close clinical contact with the consultant for discussion of cases etc.

Other areas of experience available in the trust in the local area are: ECT, liaison psychiatry, a clozapine outpatient clinic, a gender identity clinic, a personality disorder service and you could also pursue special interests via the RD&E Hospital radiology, neurology or geriatric medicine consultant colleagues.

There is an active research development department in DPT, working with Exeter University; you will be encouraged to pursue your special interests in research. You would be supported to attend and contribute to the lively teaching at Wonford House in Exeter once a month and to become involved in teaching at Exeter medical school and with the regional MRCPsych teaching.

There are also opportunities to teach other members of the team and student nurses attached on placement.

There is wide availability to contribute to quality improvement projects and develop leadership skills.

You will participate in the locality- wide section 12 daytime duty rota across Exeter, East, Mid and North Devon and in out of hours on-call rota as second on-call supported by a consultant psychiatrist.

Dr Brown has been a consultant since 2015; she has interests in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mental health legal framework and medical education.

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLES

 

TRAINEE TIMETABLE:

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
A.M

Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital

Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital

MDT Meeting

Alternating between Tiverton/Crediton Hospital

Memory Clinic

Exeter Wonford House

/Clinical Work Tiverton Hospital

Special Interest/ in agreement with educational supervisor

P.M

Consultant Supervision

Tiverton Hospital/

Clinical work Tiverton Hospital

Teaching (once a month) Wonford House Exeter/

Clinical work Tiverton Hospital

Clinical work/New Patient Slot

Tiverton Hospital

Memory Clinic

Exeter Wonford House/

Clinical work Tiverton Hospital

Research/ in agreement with educational supervisor

 ON CALL:  Exeter rota 1 in 18, second on call, non-resident, with consultant cover. Section 12 day duty for Exeter, East, Mid, and North Devon: 1 in 32    

 

TRAINER TIMETABLE:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A.M

Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital all day

Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital

MDT meeting

Alternating Tiverton/Crediton hospital

Memory Clinic

Exeter Wonford House/Barnstaple NDDH Hospital

Supervision nurse prescriber/Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital all day

P.M

Supervision trainee

Admin

Exeter Teaching/SPA

Exeter Wonford House

New Patient Slot

Tiverton Hospital

Clinical work

Tiverton Hospital

SPA