Community mental health team SHO
- New assessment of 1-2 patients
- 1 1/2 hour per patient for new assessments which are joint with other members of the MDT (CPN/OT/SW)
- Discuss plan with the assessment team and consultants
- Follow up appointments
The Elms Centre, Banbury (on the Horton General Hospital site).
On call out of hours is either at the Warnford Hospital (Oxford), Littlemore Hospital (Oxford) and the Fullbrook centre (Churchill) covering the psychiatry wards. Or at A&E at the John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford) and the Horton (Banbury) as liaison psychiatry.
Normal day: 9am-5pm
On call late shift: 5pm-9.30pm if at the JR, 17.00-21.30 if at the Warneford. Aim to leave day job by 16:00 as after this takes an hour or more to get to Oxford.
On call nights: 9pm-9.30am
On call weekends: Either Saturday or Sunday 9.00am-9.30pm
Opportunities for audit, teaching medical students and presenting papers
Opportunities to attend:
- Day Hospital
- Luther Street GP (GP for homeless patients)
- The complex needs service
- Talking space (IAPT)
- MHA assessments
Working with the community psychiatric nurses, OTs and social workers
Nice environment to work in
On call gives the chance to assess acute cases as well as ward inpatients
Majority of the work is within normal working hours with a relatively light out of hours rota
Only work one day of the weekend on call
Great for learning about risk assessment
The on calls are based in Oxford whereas the main job is based in Banbury
The details are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.