This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist working within Fir Ward and Newark and Sherwood LMHT.
This post will primarily provide daily cover for inpatients on Fir Ward at Sherwood Oaks. The post holder will also have responsibility for patients admitted from out of primary area. These will mostly come from the Nottingham City area. These admissions are divided up between other consultants on the unit with an established formula. The medical input to 70 inpatient beds is divided between 4 consultants with inpatient responsibilities on with maximum number of up to 9 patients under one consultant at any one time.
The ward is supported by an experienced and capable multidisciplinary team including a nursing ward manager, clinical team leaders, staff nurses, healthcare assistants and occupational therapists. Nurses and other staff respond to the day to day demands of admission and transfer, and occasional discharge.
The post holder will also work with N& S LMHT to help with acute referrals, short term home treatment, discharge/move on planning from acute care, and short-term post discharge follow-up requiring close liaison with other community teams.
This post is pending Royal College approval.
An RRP of 20% of the minimum point of the National Consultant (2003) contract will be paid at 3, 12 & 24 months for this post.Main duties of the jobInpatient (Fir Ward)
This post will primarily provide daily cover for inpatients on Fir Ward at Sherwood Oaks. Due to the recent reconfiguration of the Trust, the post holder will also have responsibility for patients admitted from out of primary area. These will mostly come from the Nottingham City area. These admissions are divided up between other consultants on the unit with an established formula. The medical input to 70 inpatient beds is divided between 4 consultants with inpatient responsibilities on with maximum number of up to 9 patients under one consultant at any one time. Community (Newark & Sherwood LMHT)
The post holder will also work with N& S LMHT to provide medical care and leadership to the LMHT. The post holder will help with acute referrals, short term home treatment, discharge/move on planning from acute care, and short-term post discharge follow-up requiring close liaison with other community teams. There are 2 other consultants working within the LMHT from Mid Notts. They will work in close conjunction with other community teams.
There are 2 clinics per week with 9 patients and follow up appointments are for between 4-6 months. The ratio for new patients to follow ups is 1:9.About us
Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.
As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.
We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.
Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.
We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.
If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!
#TeamNottsHCJob descriptionJob responsibilities
- To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework
- To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant
- To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients
- To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department
- To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
- To participate in annual appraisal for consultants
- To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme
- To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct
- To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation
- To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management
- To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Medical Director and other managers in preparing plans for services.
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- Additional clinical qualifications
- 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 under section 12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical Skills , Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- Holds and will use valid UK driving license OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
- 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 & collaborative working to deliver improvement
- Participated in continuous professional development
- Participated in research or service evaluation
- Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
- Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
Employer detailsEmployer name
- 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 or improved outcomes to patients
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