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Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant

Main area
Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent: post will attract an on-call supplement
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (40.00 hours)
Job ref
350-MED2656821-C
Site
Norris Green Hub
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/12/2022 23:59

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Job overview

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West

Applications are invited for a full-time (10 PAs + 1 additional programmed activity) Consultant  Psychiatrist to join Norris Green Community Mental Health Team for adults of working age.  

 

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be joining adult mental health services with the implementation of a new clinical model that is already yielding improvements in care throughout the pathway, supported by more effective team working with primary care and adult  inpatient acute are colleagues.

 Mersey Care NHS FT is an innovative well led Trust, with an aspiration of Perfect Care for all of its service users, delivered through a supportive “Just Culture” environment for staff. For Consultant Psychiatrists it offers excellent opportunities for professional development, research and medical management roles. As a Global Digital Exemplar Mersey Care is developing digital applications  to support the implementation of its 'Zero Suicide Policy' and the use of predictive analytics in mental health which will assist clinicians with their decision making and risk prioritisation.

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Service details
The Local Division operates a total of 18 adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) based in 7 community hub sites acrossthe North Mersey footprint. All adult CMHTs operate within a “functional model” meaning that post holders work with community patients only and are not required to maintain responsibility for inpatients, which instead come underthe care of the Inpatient Consultants.


There is an adult Single Point of Access(SPA) Team with its own dedicated Consultant and multidisciplinary team, which triages all referralsinto the service. Only those referrals deemed appropriate for CMHT input following assessment are passed on to the adult CMHTs. Crisis and home treatment team is separate and referrals can be made for intensive home
treatment, weekend cover and bed management. The following additional services and teams are available within the Local Division to work alongside CMHTs:
• Acute Services (including 8 x Acute In-Patient Wards, new (during 18/19) Crisis
Resolution Home Treatment Teams, ED Mental Health Liaison Teams
• Perinatal mental health team
• Criminal Justice Liaison Service (operated within Courts, Police Stations and Prisons)
• Eating Disorder Service
• A&E Assessment and Liaison Teams based in the Accident and Emergency
Departments of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, Aintree
University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
with consultant psychiatrist input.
• Acquired Brain Injury Service
• Rathbone Rehabilitation Unit (low secure rehabilitation with dedicated Consultant and
Junior Doctor)
• Psychotherapy Service and Specialist Personality Disorder Hub
• Early Intervention Service
• Older peoples Mental health service including General Hospital Liaison Services Royal
Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, Aintree University Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
• CHART (Community Housing and Re-enablement team) works with the trust to ensure
homeless and potentially homeless people with mental health problems in Sefton have
access to appropriate housing, including emergency accommodation and 24-hour intensively
supported accommodation.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent
  • Additional clinical qualifications

Eligibility

Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty of General Adult Psychiatry
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Ability to work constructively in and to lead a multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service,

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning

Essential criteria
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
Desirable criteria
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)CTP The Ministry of Defence partnering with Right ManagementStep into health

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mark Barsoum
Job title
Deputy Clinical Director
Email address
mark.barsoum@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 702 4012

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