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Locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Locum Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychiatry: Tower Hamlets Specialist Community Forensic Team / Woodberry Ward, Low Secure

This is an opportunity to join the well regarded Forensic Service in ELFT, working with a large group of supportive consultants.

You'll work in the community with a well resourced and skilled multi-disciplinary team. The team includes a wide range of specialisms, including the provision of different forms of therapy. You'll look after a small number of patients discharged from secure care, working in the vibrant and diverse community of Tower Hamlets.

You'll also work on Woodberry Ward, a 12 bedded low secure ward, where youll be responsible for patients who have typically spent time in medium security and who are preparing for discharge into the community. You'll work in purpose built low secure unit alongside experienced colleagues.

We would welcome applications from those with an interest in research and/or education. ELFT has strong links with QMUL providing many opportunities for teaching and research.

The post is available from 03 August 2022 for six months.

It is expected that this post will become available substantively within the locum period.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will hold consultant responsibility for approximately half of the patients under the care of the Tower Hamlets Community Forensic Team and for the inpatients on Woodberry Ward.
  • Will provide clinical leadership to the Tower Hamlets Community Forensic Team and to Woodberry Ward.
  • To provide a consultation and liaison service to general adult psychiatric services in Tower Hamlets along with consultant colleagues.
  • To carry out a forensic psychiatric assessment of relevant cases referred by general adult psychiatry and of current forensic in-patients as part of discharge planning.


  • 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
    • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
    • MRCPsych or equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    Desirable
    • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
    • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management. Additional clinical qualifications.
    ELIGIBILITY Essential
    • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
    • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of this
    • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within three months of appointment
    • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within three months of appointment
    Desirable
    • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
    TRANSPORT Essential
    • Ability to travel within East London and between clinical sites
    CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Essential
    • Knowledge and understanding of forensic psychiatry psychiatry.
    • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
    • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
    • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
    Desirable
    • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
    ACADEMIC SKILLS & LIFELONG LEARNING Essential
    • Interest in and experience of Quality Improvement Work
    • Participated in continuous professional development
    • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
    • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
    Desirable
    • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
    • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
    • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
    • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
    • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.


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