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Specialty Doctor - Mental Health Liaison Team - Bolton Services

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bolton
Salary
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
The post holder will be joining a multidisciplinary psychiatric liaison service designed to be integrated into the acute hospital but to maintain strong links to mental health services. The Bolton Mental Health Liaison Team is one of the most established Liaison Teams in Greater Manchester, with strong links across the city-wide liaison network. The team will provide rapid assessments, treatments and interventions and aid an early safe discharge of patients back into the most appropriate setting. The current psychiatric liaison services receive about 420 referrals a month.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the Consultants and other team colleagues in the Liaison Service to develop a high quality, responsive, flexible and integrated service meeting the needs of its client group and the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The post holder will be expected to assess the full range of different types of referrals. This will include assessments under the Mental Health Act, including patients who present to the A& E department. Other assessments on other wards (clinical decision unit, medical and surgical assessment units and complex care wards, i.e. any ward of the Royal Bolton Hospital) will also be allocated to the post holder. It is anticipated that the post-holder would carry out an average of 2 new assessments in a full clinical PA, or 3 follow up appointments in the same time period. The post-holder would therefore be expected to be seeing 10-16 patients in a week

The post holder will be expected to provide psychiatric assessment to patients older than 16 The Liaison Service will not manage patients outside of the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining high quality medical and psychiatric records for clients being treated by the service and for the preparation of communications to GPs and others when a client is discharged from the service.

To fully participate in Clinical and Business meetings.

To provide advice and support to other members of staff.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work closely with the Consultants and other team colleagues in the Liaison Service to develop a high quality, responsive, flexible and integrated service meeting the needs of its client group and the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration


Desirable

  • S12


Experience

Essential

  • 4 years Post Graduate Experience


Desirable

  • 2 Years Experience in Psychiatry


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road

Bolton

BL4 0JR



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