There is an exciting opportunity within the North London Mental Health Partnership (NLMHP) for a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Haringey acute adult inpatient services based at Blossom Court, St Ann's Hospital, Haringey. The role is based on Daisy Ward in the Chase Building, which provides 18 beds for women requiring acute mental health care.
Haringey is a vibrant borough in the middle of North Central London, home to around 265 000 people from hugely diverse backgrounds. Blossom Court serves all 5 boroughs in the area and has links to our community services which are undergoing transformation in line with national standards. We have robust links with the local authority and Haringey's lively voluntary and charitable sector and other community organizations. NLMHP - comprised of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trusts - is implementing a bold and exciting strategy to provide excellent mental health care to the changing population over the coming years.
Please see the updated Job Description for this full time (10PA) post and the Person Specification, as well as more information about NLMHP.
This post has been submitted for approval by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Main duties of the job
The post-holder will act as clinical lead for the multi-disciplinary team, working in close collaboration with the ward manager and other senior clinicians in the team.
The ward is a female only psychiatric ward for patients aged 18 years and above. It serves all of North Central London - so whilst patients will be primarily from Haringey, some will be from Barnet and Enfield and on occasion from Camden or Islington. The ward provides assessment and treatment for patients that present in the acute phase of a mental illness.
Patients are admitted to the ward via the Home Treatment Team (HTT) that serves as gatekeepers to inpatient care in close collaboration with the Access & Flow Team. Patients are referred to the HTT from the local GPs, local A& E departments, Community Mental Health Teams, and the police via the HBPoS.
In terms of ward activity, the following information is available - there has been an increase in activity since the same time last year consistent with improved patient flow and reduced length of stay
The post-holder will supervise a senior substantive Staff Grade Doctor (ST4-6 equivalent) and at least one trust doctor (CT1-3 equivalent).About us
BEH and Camden and Islington foundation trust have now formed a comprehensive partnership to collaborate and work with in the North Central London integrated care board brackets (ICB) close brackets and the general practitioner (GP) to ensure that there is comprehensive transformation of care for the people living in the boroughs of Barnet,
Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington we are working with ICB and GP network to ensure that people living in the NCL sector are provided with effective compassionate and equitable care irrespective of their post code within the NCL sector.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at BEH. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To manage 18 adult inpatients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses, many of whom will be detained under a section of the Mental Health Act (MHA) To conduct assessments, request investigations and contribute to formulation of acutely unwell psychiatric inpatients To formulate treatment plans and oversee implementation and evaluation of these treatment plans To contribute to management of patient flow with a view to manage bed capacity effectively and avoid or flag up potential delayed transfers of care To comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures To complete relevant paperwork, including maintaining the electronic record and participating in routine outcome monitoring of clinical work To teach and supervise medical staff and other professionals in all aspects of psychiatric care To participate in the trust-wide day-time consultant psychiatrist second on-call Rota for Health Based Place of Safety situated at Chase Farm Hospital (1:32) and the trustwide on call rota (see section 20, below). To participate in the daily MDT Meeting and other regular ward or team meetings including staff supervision. To undertake other duties, as negotiated, that contribute to the good functioning of the clinical team. To take part in weekly Haringey discharge planning meetings and other regular meetings around patient flow involving locality and system colleagues. To provide clinical and professional leadership within the post and take part in management activities and governance processes related to the post or the wider service within which it is embedded. As a senior clinician, to have an integral role in the performance of the team, further development of the service, and the development of the clinical pathways and priorities of the service.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- MB BS or equivalent qualification
- Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
- Section 12 Approved or able to achieve within three months of appointment
- Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a current licence to practise from the GMC at intended start date
- Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
Clinical skills, knowledge and experienceEssential
- Qualifications or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
- Open Dialogue Training
- Additional clinical qualification
- 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 LearningEssential
- Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
- Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
- Ability to work in and lead team
- Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership and collaborative working to deliver improvement
- Participated in research or service evaluation
- Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
- Has actively participated in clinical audit/quality improvement programmes
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this pos
- Reflect 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 or improved outcomes to patients
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS TrustAddress
St Ann's Hospital
St Ann's Road
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