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Consultant in Older Adult Psychiatry


Main area
Old Age Psychiatry
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Springwell Centre
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield. 

Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

Job overview

The post offered is that of Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry (10PA), working in the Barnet West Older Adults Community Mental Health Team. In addition, the post holder will work within the Barnet Memory Service and will have an active role in supporting the service and its ongoing MSNAP accreditation. The post is subject to the annual job planning process agreed under the New Consultant Contract

Main duties of the job

The post offered is that of Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult Psychiatry, working in both the community mental health team and the memory clinic.  In addition to this post, three additional CMHTs make up the older adult community service for the borough.

West (Edgware) – Dr Amy Jebreel {This post}

West (Golders Green/Hendon) – Dr Vivienne Gould/Dr Pat Ryan {job share}

East (Finchley) - Dr Marc Lester

East (North Barnet) – Locum Consultant

The team is located at the Springwell Centre in Barnet. Other teams and services in the Barnet Directorate include:

  • Barnet North Locality Team
  • Barnet South Locality Team
  • Barnet East Locality Team
  • Barnet West Locality Team
  • Psychology Hub
  • Personality Disorders Team
  • Primary Care Link-working
  • Barnet Early Intervention Service (EIS)
  • The Well-being Clinic
  • Intensive Enablement Team (Community Rehabilitation)
  • Barnet Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)
  • Borough In-patient Services
  • Barnet Learning Disabilities
  • Generic CAMHS Teams
  • Specialist CAMHS Teams including Adolescent Outreach, Paediatric Liaison and Neuro-developmental Disorders
  • Adult ADHD (Trust-wide)

Working for our organisation

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Consultant will provide leadership and supervision for a multidisciplinary community mental health team (CMHT) for older people and will work closely with Barnet Memory Service (BMS), providing clinical input to that service.

  • The Consultant will have responsibility for the diagnostic assessment and treatment of older adult psychiatric patients from the designated catchment area referred to and accepted by the service. Outpatient clinics and domiciliary visits in the community will constitute the majority of the direct clinical care provided by the Consultant. There will be a one day a week commitment to the Barnet Memory Service, where appropriate this can be delegated to trainees under the supervision of the Consultant.


  • A small minority of patients requiring inpatient admission will be admitted to The Oaks Ward, Chase Farm Hospital site, the acute admission ward, for older people with functional disorders resident in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Dr Kate Doukova has responsibility for this Ward. Similarly, patients with dementia requiring in-patient admission are admitted to Silver Birches, Chase Farm Hospital Site. Dr Lauren Huzzey has responsibility for this Ward.  Cornwall Villa, Chase Farm Hospital has step-down beds and is under the care of Dr Ioana Popescu.  Close liaison with the inpatient units will be provided in order to assist with the active management of the in-patient experience for older people and to minimise delayed discharge.

Ken Porter Ward is a continuing care and rehabilitation facility at The Springwell Centre. Dr Robert Tobiansky and Dr Saeed Alam are the Responsible Consultants for the ward.

Barnet Community Mental Health Team

  • To ensure the timely assessment, treatment and follow up of elderly people with psychiatric disorders who require the intervention of our specialist services
  • To promote mental health and independence for elderly people
  • To provide clinical and professional leadership in the service
  • To provide support to carers and relatives of elderly people with Mental Disorders
  • To facilitate access to a range of community orientated services to those who may need them.
  • To liaise effectively with other Trust services and external partner agencies in the best interests of patients
  • To provide a service of the highest quality, within the limits of our resources
  • To promote high quality management of psychiatric patients by non-medical staff
  • To support non-medical colleagues in working independently
  • To take part in management activities related to the post, or the wider service within which it is embedded
  • To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005)
  • To commit to ensuring fair access to services for all
  • To comply with procedures on reporting concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues

Person specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council UK
  • On the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Training and clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of older (≥65) adults with functional, organic and mental disorders
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Procedures
  • Excellent clinical skills with experience of Community Psychiatric assessments
  • Section 12 MHA Approved and an Approved Clinician
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK or equivalent
  • Additional degree or equivalent
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK
  • Membership of a Medical Defence Organisation
  • Experience in teaching with ability to use a wide range of teaching techniques and audio-visual aids
  • Clinical supervision skills training
  • Research Experience

Management & Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience of medical audit / Quality Improvement projects
  • Management Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring
  • Management Qualification

Service Development

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Understanding of Leadership
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership

IT Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet
  • Experience in data gathering and management
Desirable criteria
  • Familiarity with electronic recording systems

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity
Desirable criteria
  • UK Driving Licence
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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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Khalid Aziz
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Additional information

Dr Gil Kovac,

Clinical Lead

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