Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist - Community RecoveryTeam South

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist to join the Community Recovery Team South in Newham. This is a rare opportunity to work in an integrated service, covering both community and inpatients. The Community Recovery Team serves adults with serious mental illness residing in the North of the borough. It is a well-established and highly effective service, which is undergoing a transformation as part of the NHS England Long Term Plan objectives to provide seamless and integrated mental health care in the community.

Newham also hosts a WHO Collaborating Centre (the only one specifically for Mental Health Service Development in the world) and the successful applicant will have opportunities for academic links with the Centre Director Professor Stephan Priebe, and its large research group in social psychiatry and global mental health. The option for job planned time for research activity will be actively considered. He/she will also be enrolled on the Trusts highly regarded Improvement Science in Action training and will be encouraged to contribute to our unique Quality Improvement programme.

Main duties of the job

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 Trust's 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 European Working Time Directive compliant.

To undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT
  • Higher training in approved training posts for minimum of 3 years and / or previous consultant training.
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983 and Approved Clinician status
  • Experience of clinical work in General Adult Psychiatry at ST4-6 or Consultant level within the last 3 years
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
  • Experience of working on an inpatient ward
  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Knowledge & experience of recovery-informed service delivery and working with patients as experts by experience
  • Inpatient experience at consultant level
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation/liaison skills to services, teams and individuals
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary setting
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development
  • Project management ability
  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership
  • Experience of organisational development work
  • Experience of providing reflective practice to the teams
  • Experience of consultations to the teams and individuals
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
  • Self-motivating and innovative
  • Expertise in risk assessment and evidence-based intervention after self-harm
  • Confident in therapeutic risk taking
  • Commitment to clinical governance
  • Training in a psychological therapy
  • Experience in teaching junior staff
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Experience of teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Experience of teaching non-medical mental health professionals
  • Medical education qualification
  • Experience of research work, especially in general hospital patients and / or patients with medically unexplained symptoms
  • Audit experience
  • Experience of grant-funded project work
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to get on with colleagues
  • Media training

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