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Specialty Doctor in Adult Mental Health (Perinatal)

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£45,124 to £77,519 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This vacancy is for a new post as specialty doctor in the perinatal service and is based at Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham. The team provides specialist assessment and management for women of all ages suffering from, or at risk of suffering from, complex/severe mental illness either during pregnancy or up to 24 months postnatally. We also offer pre-conception counselling for with enduring mental illness who are planning a pregnancy. We provide specialist advice to other services and we accept referrals from maternity services, GPs, 0-25 service, social workers, IAPT providers and TEWV services. We work closely with all these services. If patients are open to another secondary mental health team, we will work alongside this team to offer specialist input for the woman during the perinatal period. The service has links with local acute services such as the crisis and liaison teams, as well as the general adult inpatient wards and specialist mother and baby inpatient units.

The service has targets from NHS England around the number or women that are seen and a commitment to deliver perinatal specific interventions and the objectives from the long term plan.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. They will undertake assessments, run outpatient clinics and do home visits as required with the support and supervision from Consultant Psychiatrist. On occasions the post holder will be expected to contribute towards Mental Health Act Assessments. They will offer advice to general practitioners and non-medical prescribers, as well as any junior doctors who are attached to the team. The post holder will contribute towards the monitoring of patient’s physical health care in relation to the medication that they take. There will be opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings, formulation meetings and undertaking joint visits/reviews with other members of the team. The post holder will be an integral part of these reviews under the supervision of Consultant Psychiatrist. There will also be opportunity to develop skills in parent infant assessments/interventions, as these are integral to the role of the team. There will be a degree of flexibility in terms of working to cater for learning and service needs.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Job description Job responsibilities

The team provides specialist assessment and management for women of all ages suffering from, or at risk of suffering from, complex/severe mental illness either during pregnancy or up to 24 months postnatally. We also offer pre-conception counselling for with enduring mental illness who are planning a pregnancy. We provide specialist advice to other services and we accept referrals from maternity services, GPs, 0-25 service, social workers, IAPT providers and TEWV services. We work closely with all these services. If patients are open to another secondary mental health team, we will work alongside this team to offer specialist input for the woman during the perinatal period. The service has links with local acute services such as the crisis and liaison teams, as well as the general adult inpatient wards and specialist mother and baby inpatient units.

The service has targets from NHS England around the number or women that are seen and a commitment to deliver perinatal specific interventions and the objectives from the long term plan.

The team is part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality and Innovation, and a registered member of the Perinatal Quality Network. As part of this network we receive an annual peer review and team members undertake reviews of other services.

Person Specification Teaching & Training Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
Desirable
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
CPD & Appraisal Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad
  • Approved under S12 of MHA OR able to achieve within 6 months of appointment.
Desirable
  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
Clinical Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Good knowledge of psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
Desirable
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
Research, Audit & Quality Improvement Essential
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
Desirable
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology.
  • Participated in research and/or service improvement.


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