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Specialty Doctor CRHT

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Great Yarmouth
£50,373 to £78,759 a year gross per annum / pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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This role will be supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Specialty Doctor to get involved in developing an enhanced Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT). This new post was created after the number of inpatient beds in Great Yarmouth Acute Services was increased from fifteen to twenty.

The post holder will work in the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team to offer an enhanced service to meet the needs of service users who are in crisis or in danger of going into crisis. The post holder will work closely with the fulltime consultant working in the inpatient service and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The post holder will also work closely with the community teams, general practitioners and with the liaison staff at the James Paget University Hospital.

The CRHT has a caseload of up to 30. The typical referral rate is between 30 and 40 per week. The assessments are generally carried out by Mental Health Practitioners in the first instance; afterwards they will seek the views of the Specialty Doctor or Consultant or request for a medical review if appropriate. The average length of stay is 20 days

Main duties of the job

  • To provide professional expertise and clinical leadership to the CRHT.
  • To promote excellent in service delivery and enable others within the clinical team to provide care of the highest standard.
  • To work with the team to manage risk for those patients with complex disorders and risky behaviours.
  • To ensure that the principle of shared decision-making with patient and carers underpins all the care provided.
  • To conduct him or herself in such a manner as to be demonstrable helping the Trust to deliver its strategy and business objectives and to act as an ambassador at the interface with external partners and stakeholders.
  • As is expected from the holder of a senior public position, the post holder must at all times comply with the Nolan principals and the standards business conduct.
  • To comply with the Trust's agreed policies and procedures. To practice in line with the Royal College of Psychiatrist publication 'Good Psychiatric Practice' 2001 and the General Medical Council's good medical practice '2000' and subsequent revisions of these publications.
  • The post holder will work as a mental health expert consulting with professionals in the local community, primary care, local authorities, the third sector, patient/carer groups and employers to improve mental health care.

  • About us

    The post relates to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area, which is coterminous with Health East CCG. The total registered population as of 1st January 2016 was 236,779 people.

    Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was founded in January 2012 coming together from Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership.

    The Trust provides mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust believes in Whole Life Care and understands the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatment and continuing active life.

    The Trust has inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust services are offered in the community enabling service users to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them

    Job description
    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached job description for further details of the responsibilities of the role

    Person Specification
    • GMC Registration
    • S12 Approval

    • MRCPsych

    • 3 years as a doctor post registration
    • 2 years in Psychiatry at SHO/ST level or more senior
    • 6 months in relevant specialism

    Clinical Governance
    • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
    • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice

    • Effective team working
    • Leadership qualities
    • Flexibility
    • Research

    • Driving Licence/Able to travel independently

    • Teaching and Presentation Skills

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    Priscilla N&S

    “Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

    Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

    Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

    Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

    We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

    At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

    The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

    Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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    About our location

    Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

    Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

    One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

    Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

    Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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    For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

    Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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