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Consultant Psychiatrist in Inpatient Psychiatry

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 plus London weighting of £2162 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
CNWL is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Consultant who is innovative and able to work collaboratively with services. This full time position will be excellent for anyone wanting to broaden their leadership skills, experience of community 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.

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 and a male only Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. The Park Royal Site also has male only low secure forensic ward, a male only forensic rehabilitation ward and the regional Mother and Baby unit.

Main duties of the job

The post will be on Shore ward which is an 18 bedded mixed gender ward. The postholder will provide overall clinical leadership for the ward's multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations.

The postholder will provide leadership for the performance culture of Brent Mental Health Services, ensuring best practice is employed across the borough and that the Trust's quality and productivity targets are met.

Together with the Matron, Ward Manager and other senior MDT colleagues the postholder will provide overall clinical leadership for the Ward Multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations for the Team, including the following:o Medical input, consultation and clinical leadership to the ward, and overall clinical responsibility for people admitted to the unit.o Medical input and leadership in care planning and risk assessment for people subject to the care planning (CPA) process.o Acting as the Responsible Clinician for people admitted to Shore Ward as appropriate and undertaking associated duties and responsibilities including attending and writing reports for Mental Health Tribunals and Managers hearings. o Regular clinical liaison with the Community Consultants in the Psychological Medicine, Community Mental Health Teams and the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team to ensure timely discharge of patients.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

We are constantly developing and working in innovative ways to provide modern, dependable services in

o Physical and mental health sectorso Primary, secondary and community serviceso Health and social care settings for all ages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Core Clinical responsibilities:

The postholder will be responsible for providing sole and dedicated consultant psychiatric care to people admitted to Shore Ward at Park Royal MHC. The postholder will provide leadership for the performance culture of the ward, ensuring best practice is employed across the facility, and that the Trusts quality and productivity targets are met. The ethos of Park Royal MHC is one in which in-patient care is delivered by an integrated multi- disciplinary team with a shared sense of ownership for the ward environment as well as the clinical services provided. The postholder will adopt an active and pragmatic leadership style as a way of promoting this type of ward environment, thus ensuring collaborative working both at a clinical and an operational level. The postholder will be expected to participate in quality improvement and service evaluation projects and will be encouraged to undertake service evaluation and/or research which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement.

Together with the Matron, Ward Manager and other senior MDT colleagues the postholder will provide overall clinical leadership for the Ward Multidisciplinary team as well as direct clinical assessments and consultations for the Team, including the following: Medical input, consultation and clinical leadership to the ward, and overall clinical responsibility for people admitted to the unit. Medical input and leadership in care planning and risk assessment for people subject to the care planning (CPA) process. Acting as the Responsible Clinician for people admitted to Shore Ward as appropriate and undertaking associated duties and responsibilities including attending and writing reports for Mental Health Tribunals and Managers hearings. In 2017/8 47 tribunals were requested over the course of the year, resulting in 17 tribunals being completed for Shore Ward. Regular clinical liaison with the Community Consultants in the Psychological Medicine, Community Mental Health Teams and the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team to ensure timely discharge of patients.

Teaching and training

An active role in the postgraduate teaching programme, which consists of a local academic meeting on Wednesday lunchtime. This meeting includes a Journal Club and case presentations. This takes place at the inpatient site Park Royal Centre for Mental Health Teaching/training of medical students who regularly attend CMHT as part of their psychiatry experience, from Imperial school of medicine. Support is also given to work experience students where applicable. Appropriately trained consultants would be encouraged to take up the role of Educational Supervisors for core and higher trainees from the St Marys training scheme in Psychiatry. Candidates willing to take up this role will be supported to access relevant training and this will be included in Job Planning. Training and teaching of wider MDT staff with the community teams and other teams in the borough.Mental Health Act and Responsible Clinician approval The post holder would be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures. Secretarial support and office facilities Dedicated administrative/secretarial support is available for the consultants, on site. Dedicated office space is available on site although trust does encourage a degree of hot desking. Office space may have to be shared by consultants working part time.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • 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.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


Desirable

  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice


Transport

Essential

  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.


Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • 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


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Park Royal Centre for Mental Health

Central Way

London

NW10 7NS

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