We are seeking to recruit a substantive consultant to join the excellent MDT on Coral ward.
You will provide clinical leadership for Coral Ward, a 25 bed male acute ward, where you will be responsible for the care of 18 patients, and work alongside Dr Guy Thompson, CD who will be RC for the remainder of the patients.
You will be well supported by 3 junior doctors and 1 full time middle grade, as part of a well-functioning MDT including Matron, Ward Manager, excellent nursing team with fulltime support from OT and Psychology.
Coral is a busy acute ward with a turn over of approximately 28 patient per month and an average length of stay of 26 days.
The ward has a turn over of approximately 15 patients per month, with an average length of stay of approximately 40 days.
The patient caseload of Coral Ward is predominantly made up of Psychotic Disorders, Mood disorder and Personality disorders.
Coral Ward offers a comprehensive range of therapeutic groups and activities, and is supported be a clinical psychologist who can offer individual psychological assessments when indicated.Main duties of the job
The post-holder will:
- Provide consultant leadership to the multidisciplinary ward team
- Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the mental and physical health for 11 acutely ill adult female inpatients
- Carry out all Responsible Clinician's duties for those patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, maintaining all care planning in line with legal requirements. These duties will include: assessing patients under the Mental Health Act, capacity assessments, consent to treatment, tribunal report writing, attending Mental Health Act Review Tribunals and Managers' Hearings, granting Sec 17 leave, revoking CTOs, recommending CTOs, etc.
- Assume clinical responsibility for adult patients with mental illness admitted acutely from community services (All admissions will be gate- kept by the Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment team)
- Undertake all work in the context of the recovery approach, which is emphasised across the Trust, placing the service user at the center of care planning and decision making
- Attend the ward on a daily basis to review patients, enable facilitation of the care program approach and involve carers when appropriate at each stage of the inpatient stay.
- Provide support and training to other health care professionals and support service users through the care pathway as required whilst working with other teams in the community setting
****Full duties can be found in the Job DescriptionAbout us
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations The Trust could support you with offering up to �10,000 for removal/relocation and associated expenses.
PLEASE VIEW A SHORT VIDEO FOUND IN THE ATTACHMENTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MEDICAL PSYCHIATRIST CAREERS IN LUTON AND BEDFORDSHIRE.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements. JD Pending RC ApprovalPerson SpecificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Fully registered with the General Medical Council
- Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register (or Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT at time of interview).
- Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
- Section 12 Approval (Mental Health Act)
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCEEssential
- A higher degree such as MD or PhD
- Experience of clinical work in Acute Adult Psychiatry at SpR, SASG or consultant level within the last 3 years
- Excellent working knowledge and experience of the Mental Health Act
- Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
- Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
- Robust experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and risk assessment, management
ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS/ ABILITIESEssential
- Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
- Experience of working at consultant level in an inpatient environment.
- Leadership skills
- Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
- Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
- Consultation skills to services, teams and individuals
- Commitment to working in multidisciplinary setting
- Commitment to working with service users on service development
CLINICAL SKILLS AND SUPERVISIONEssential
- Formal leadership and management training
- Experience of team /service leadership
- Experience of organisational development work
- Project management ability
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
- Self-motivating and innovative
- Expertise in risk assessment
- Confident in risk taking
- Commitment to clinical governance
- Experience in supervising trainee doctors and SAS doctors
- Experience in teaching junior staff
- Good teaching and communication skills
- Experience of teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates
- Experience of teaching non-medical mental health professionals
RESEARCH AND AUDITEssential Desirable
- Medical education qualification
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of research work, especially in general hospital patients and / or patients with medically unexplained symptoms Experience of grant-funded project work
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields
East London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Coral Ward - Luton Centre for Mental Health
Off Calnwood Road
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