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Speciality Doctor in Old Age Psychiatry, The Oaks Ward

Specialty Doctor

Main area
Old Age Psychiatry
Specialty Doctor
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs (40 hours))
Job ref
The Oaks Ward,
£45,124 - £77,519 per annum
Salary period
06/12/2021 23:59

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

This is a new substantive Specialty Doctor post created for the Oaks ward in August 2020 alongside the other already established Specialty Doctor post, leading to the ward having 2 substantive Specialty Doctors.

The post is Specialty Doctor on the Oaks ward in Chase Farm Hospital which is a 20 bedded acute inpatient ward for older adults mainly for functional patients, though some may also have organic conditions.

The post holder will support the Consultant Psychiatrist on the ward and work alongside another Specialty Doctor and Psychiatry Core Trainee.

See further details on the JD

Main duties of the job

To assess and manage under supervision people with both functional and organic mental health problems who require acute in-patient care residing on The Oaks ward

To support the consultant psychiatrist and the multi-disciplinary team on The Oaks ward

To take part in management activities related to the post as well as further quality improvement and professional development

To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005)



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

Clinical work

  • Responsibility for the in-patients on The Oaks Ward.
  • To assess and manage people with functional and cognitive disorders on the ward.
  • Detailed clerking, history taking and initiation of all necessary investigations and assessments for in-patients on the Oaks ward.
  • Establishing, initiating, and evaluating treatment plans and risk assessments in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and under the supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist on the ward.
  • Interviewing relatives and informal carers of patients as required.
  • Undertaking the relevant referrals to other disciplines and services both within the multi-disciplinary team as well as to services and resources external to the service.
  • Full participation in the Care Programme Approach (CPA) to include patient reviews, multi-disciplinary meetings related to CPA, and the completion of relevant documentation.
  • Preparation and presentation of medico-legal reports, including those for Managers’ Hearings and Mental Health Review Tribunals for in-patients.
  • To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005)
  • A willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service developments.
  • The post-holder will ensure the provision of direct acute medical and psychiatric care to the ward.
  • Share in the provision of cover for annual/study leave of Specialty Doctors and trainee medical staff.

See further information on JD

Person specification

Qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983) England & Wales
  • 4 years post graduate training since first obtaining registration including adequate experience in the specialty; OR shall have obtained experience and competencies.


Essential criteria
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in older adults
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in the in-patient psychiatric setting
  • Proficiency in risk appraisal and management
  • Experience implementing the Care Programme Approach

Management and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Participation in medical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Management Training
  • Management Skills

IT Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Adept computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and Internet
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in data gathering and management

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity and probity
  • Able to organise oneself and prioritise clinical need
  • Ability to cope with pressure and adapt to changing demands
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • Communication – good verbal and written skills


Essential criteria
  • Registered for Continuing Professional Development with the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of a professional indemnity organisation
  • Car user
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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 Pardeep Grewal
Job title
Clinical Director, Enfield Services
Email address
Additional information

Dr Ekaterina (Kate) Doukova

Consultant Psychiatrist

The Oaks, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, EN2 8JL


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