We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Consultant Psychiatrists to work in the ADHD Service at LYPFT. This is a citywide service offering assessment and treatment of adults presenting with ADHD. The Consultant Psychiatrist will work alongside an MDT made up of a non medical prescriber (NMP), nurse and OT. The region covered is the city of Leeds. The service has links with ADHD services in the region as well as with the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS). Interested applicants whose experience may be limited in this niche area will be fully supported by LYPFT to develop their skills in ADHD through CPD and via an agreed induction period at the onset of the post.
Main duties of the job The service accepts referrals from those who present with symptoms suggestive of ADHD. The service provides diagnosis, prescribing (from initiation stable prescription) plus Occupational Therapy input. The post holder will provide both diagnostic and prescribing functions. This will be carried out with the support of the MDT. A key role for the post holder is in supervising the team including the NMP; providing training across the Trust to colleagues about ADHD, to raise awareness of this treatable condition and to offer training to enhance skills in detecting ADHD, so colleagues have a clear idea of the referral criteria to the service and the morbidity associated with untreated and unrecognised ADHD.
We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please evidence how you fit the shortlisting criteria in your application form.
- To work with medical and clinical colleagues and service managers to provide medical expertise to the team. This will include being part of an ADHD assessment, diagnosis and prescribing service.
- To make decisions within the multidisciplinary assessment approach.
- To work jointly with colleagues from other disciplines and all relevant agencies to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and treatment. LYPFT supports New Ways of Working in Mental Health and the appointee will have a remit to contribute to multidisciplinary working in this context.
- To participate in and engage in clinical governance activities and processes, including clinical audit and risk management to continuously improve the quality of care provided by the service.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- On GMC specialist register or within 6 months of CCT/CESR
- Member of RCPsych
- Experience of working in working age adult psychiatry
- ADHD audit/QIP/service evaluation/experience
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