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Consultant Psychiatrist - Crosby CMHT

Consultant

Main area
Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
350-MED3302962-A
Site
South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre
Town
Waterloo
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/07/2022 23:59

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Job overview

The Trust is looking for an enthusiastic applicant to join Crosby CMHT based at South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre, a large community resource centre right at the heart of South Sefton. This is a full-time post (10 PAs plus 10% R&R plus 1 additional programmed activity).The vacancy has arisen through retirement, opening up an exciting opportunity to join an organisation with strong values and capable leadership committed to all aspects of quality improvement.   This replacement full time post is one of three general adult consultant psychiatrist posts (the other also WTE) within SSNC community hub.

 

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsible for providing clinical leadership for Crosby CMHT

  • Support CMHT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
  • Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act

1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.

  • Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
  • Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust’s risk

management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings.

  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including; wards and inpatient units, community mental health teams, Liaison services and primary care

 

 

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

Clinical:

  • Consultant psychiatrist responsible for providing clinical leadership for Crosby CMHT.
  • Support CMHT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
  • Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act

1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.

  • Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
  • Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust’s risk

management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings.

  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including; wards and inpatient units, community mental health teams, Liaison services and primary care.
  • Liaison with families / carers.
  • Liaison with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients and providing expert reports.

Governance

 

  • SPA time will allow contribution to the management and audit of the service.
  • Attend the twice monthly consultant /management meetings
  • Regular stakeholder meetings.
  • Partnership Forums involving service user representatives and advocacy
  • Involvement with critical incident / serious untoward incident reporting and

Response.

  • Protocol development.

 

 

Training

  • Direct supervision of junior medical staff
  • Role in in-house MDT training / education sessions
  • Education of other services / professions with relation to CMHT (including all

stakeholders).

  • Participation in Clinical Audit essential, and clinical research where appropriate.

 

Please see job description for further details.

Person specification

Transport

Essential criteria
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.

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 clinician status OR able to achieve within 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, in particular CAMHs/youth mental health and/or psychotherapy experience/training

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Qaiser Javed
Job title
Deputy Clinical Director
Email address
qaiser.javed@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 317 8647

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