An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Consultant position in Perinatal Psychiatry to join the highly regarded Southern Health perinatal service. The position will join an existing team of perinatal specialist psychiatric consultants working alongside a multi professional group of staff including psychologists, nurses, nursery nurses, social workers, occupational therapists.
This Southern Health perinatal service covers community care across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and also an 8 bedded specialist inpatient mother and baby unit at Melbury Lodge, Winchester.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly across the service, based from Melbury with a primary focus on supporting the community team with women living in the Portsmouth and the East of Hampshire.
The post holder will be a senior clinician, carrying out assessments of women's mental health, mother infant relationships and related risks, bio-psycho-social diagnostic formulations, exploration of prevention, treatment and care options, clear communication and shared decision making with patients (and families as appropriate), communication and joint planning with other professionals and agencies by the most effective means, use of appropriate legal statutes and powers where necessary for good patient care.Main duties of the job
The Perinatal Mental Health Team is divided into 3 geographical areas: 1. North Hampshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham 2. Southampton and West Hampshire and 3. East Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. All consultants share medical responsibility for the provision of high quality clinical care across the Perinatal Service, including:
Give Consultant Psychiatrist input to the Perinatal Service's patients in both community (including outpatients, domiciliary care, consultations in maternity service settings) and inpatient settings (for annual and study leave cover) and in line with the agreed job plan (see 4 below). This includes assessments of women's mental health and mother infant relationships and related risks, bio-psycho-social diagnostic formulations, exploration of prevention, treatment and care options, clear communication and shared decision making with patients (and families as appropriate), communication and joint planning with other professionals and agencies by the most effective means, use of appropriate legal statutes and powers where necessary for good patient care.
Ensure that care provided is in line with vision and values of the service for patient
Provide regular clinical supervision to junior doctors that are working or training in the service
Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in the Service. This includes supporting or supervising others, completing projects, audits and quality improvement initiativesAbout us
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Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.
Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.
Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.
Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please find attached our full job description with job planning and full details of person specificationPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Recognised basic Medical Degree
- MRCPsych or equivalent
- Full GMC Registration
- Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register
- CCT in General Adult Psychiatry (or within 6 months at time of interview) or equivalent
- Section 12 Approval Approved Clinician
- Training or experience in Perinatal Psychiatry
- Relevant Higher Degree e.g. MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
- Experience of assessing and treating patients in MBU & community perinatal settings
- Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
- Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
- Knowledge and evidence of participation in perinatal CPD
- Experience of other work in perinatal psychiatry (publication, teaching, quality improvement)
- Experience in brief psychological therapies CBT, DBT informed group therapies such as ECS, CFT, EMDR
- Sound experience in UK NHS systems
- Ability to earn a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale.
- Ability to work with non-clinical colleagues, including service users and carers in service development
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise patient care.
- Ability to appraise own performance as a consultant including own communication methods
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership skills
- Additional Clinical Qualification
Southern Health NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road
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