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Consultant Psychiatrist - Female Low secure unit

Consultant

Main area
Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 40 hours per week (participate in consultant on-call rota for the trust)
Job ref
350-HAL3060201-J
Site
Hollins Park Hospital
Town
Warrington
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/12/2022 23:59

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Job overview

The Trust is seeking to recruit 1.0 WTE Consultant Psychiatrist for Chesterton unit - Low Secure Female adult mental health unit. The post is a replacement post with the existing post holder moving on to a new post.

We are looking for a competent, proactive consultant colleague who will provide dynamic leadership to the service as a whole to make it fit for the demands of the 21st century.

 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have RC responsibility for up to 16 low secure female patients detained under the Mental Health Act in Chesterton Low secure unit.

The female forensic pathway includes pre-admission assessments, inpatient pathways, care planning and co-ordination of on-going care and discharge. MDT meetings are held twice weekly. The patients are divided into 4 clinical teams each consisting of 4 patients. Every week patients from 2 teams are discussed so the patients are reviewed fortnightly where on-going care and management are discussed. Discharge planning and liaison with the receiving service is also undertaken. Pre-tribunal, renewal of detention, pre-managers hearings, discharge planning and pre-discharge meetings will also be scheduled as required.

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people. 

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities. 

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will have RC responsibility for up to 16 low secure female patients detained under the Mental Health Act in Chesterton Low secure unit.

The female forensic pathway includes pre-admission assessments, inpatient pathways, care planning and co-ordination of on-going care and discharge. MDT meetings are held twice weekly. The patients are divided into 4 clinical teams each consisting of 4 patients. Every week patients from 2 teams are discussed so the patients are reviewed fortnightly where on-going care and management are discussed. Discharge planning and liaison with the receiving service is also undertaken. Pre-tribunal, renewal of detention, pre-managers hearings, discharge planning and pre-discharge meetings will also be scheduled as required.

The general weekly timetable will involve attendance at weekly pre-admission meetings, attendance at weekly ward round meetings and as required HCR20 / other risk management meetings, preparation for and attendance at Tribunals, managers hearings and meetings, involvement with care and treatment planning, including discharge planning and liaison with other agencies such as MAPPA.

Person specification

Registration

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • Inclusion on or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council or within 6 months of CCST/CCT or equivalent in General Adult / Forensic psychiatry at date of interview.
  • Section 12 (2) Approval + Approved Clinician Status or demonstrated ability to gain approval within 3 months of appointment

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • MbChb, MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • 3 years higher professional training in General Adult psychiatry and experience in forensic psychiatry.

Transport

Essential criteria
  • Holds valid UK driving licence and will use own car for work related travel OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.

Clinical skills, knowledge & experience

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • 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

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.

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
Dr Nanda Dayalan
Job title
Associate Medical Director
Email address
nanda.dayalan@nwbh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01928 753175
Additional information

Prospective candidates are welcome to pay a visit to the unit.