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Specialty doctor in General Adult Psychiatry (Pine Ward)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year plus £2162 London allowance per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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CNWL is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Specialty Doctor who is innovative and most essentially, able to work collaboratively with the team. This full time position would be excellent for someone wanting to broaden their experience of acute psychiatry and develop their clinical skills in a supportive and challenging environment. The team is well established with good support from senior clinical and managerial colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The post will be on Pine ward which is a 20 bedded male ward. The postholder will provide overall clinical leadership for the ward's multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations. The post holder will be supervised and supported by the ward Consultant Psychiatrist.

The post holder will have a central role in providing medical input within the well-established acute inpatient ward. He or she will work closely with the other members of the multidisciplinary team, in order to ensure that patients are provided with the highest standards of care. You will be supervised and supported by the Consultant Psychiatrist for the ward.

The post holder will be expected to ensure that any leave taken is covered by members of the clinical teams within which you work. The directorate is keen ensure flexible working and you may be asked to undertake additional duties to maintain high quality patient care.

About us

CNWL is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We provide healthcare to a third of London, Milton Keynes and parts of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

The Brent Adult inpatient service are located at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health. The service provides a range of comprehensive inpatient services including the Home treatment team. The inpatient service consists of three adult wards - Shore (18 beds - mixed gender), Pine 20 beds - (male only) and Pond (18 beds - female only). There is also a male only Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Caspian ward - 13 beds). The Park Royal Site also has a 17 bed male only low secure forensic ward (Tasman), a 6 bed male only forensic rehabilitation ward (Java House) and the regional Mother and Baby unit (Coombe Wood).

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Assessment (including assessment of risk), treatment and management of adults with mental health problems (functional and organic).
  • Treatment, using a sound knowledge of the evidence for pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, in accordance with NICE and relevant guidance.
  • Formulating psychiatric opinions about a bio-psycho-social care plan.
  • Full participation in the multidisciplinary team providing care on the ward.
  • Review and monitoring patients to ensure discharges are facilitated to maintain patient flow.
  • Contribution to care quality through quality improvement (QI) projects and relevant participation in local and Trust wide care quality processes.
  • Active involvement in teaching of undergraduate medical students.
  • Supervising the clinical work of the trainee and multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Liaison with HTT, Psychiatric Liaison Services, AMHP services and Forensic Services in and outside the borough.
  • Provide support to staff in the different applications of Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act.
  • Supporting the MDT team to provide the best clinical care for patients.
  • Accurate record keeping according to the Trusts and professional guidelines.
  • Supporting the Consultant Psychiatrists in chairing ward rounds, MDT, CPA, professionals and best interest meetings and preparing medical reports for MHA Tribunals/Managers Hearing.

  • Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
    • Primary Medical degree
    • Full GMC registration
    • Section 12 approval
    Clinical Experience Essential
    • Completed at least four years full time post graduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term trainee or have equivalent experience and competencies
    • Extensive experience in the management of a broad range of relevant mental disorders in older adults
    • Experience in managing patients from different cultural backgrounds
    • Working with interpreters and translation services
    Other Essential
    • Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working
    • Commitment to Continuing Personal Development
    • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a changing, dynamic organisation
    • Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust
    • Ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • Enthusiasm
    • Probity
    • Industriousness
    • Contribution to the development of a service
    • Effective teaching skills
    • Flexibility
    • Driving license and a car available for community work
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach
    • Able to work effectively in a team
    • Able to build constructive relationships
    • Ability to plan treatment programmes in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team
    • Person-centred in clinical approach
    • Ability to provide medical and mental health assessments, formulate diagnoses and initiate treatment plans
    • Basic IT skills
    • Excellent clinical skills
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
    • Broad knowledge of the biological, psychological and social determinants of mental disorders in old age and evidence based management interventions
    • Up to date knowledge of recent DH documentation and NICE Guidelines
    • Experience in teaching junior doctors and other professional groups
    • Experience in audit
    • Advanced IT literacy
    • Practical experience in a short-term psychological therapy
    • Experience in trauma informed approach
    • Attendance at teaching courses

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