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Consultant Psychiatrist, Reading CRHTT

Employer
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Tilehurst, Reading
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pro rata, per anum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, based in Reading, Berkshire, following the retirement of the substantive post holder.

The CRHTT operate on a 24/7 basis and the post holder will be part of the MDT that supports patients in crisis requiring home treatment as an alternative to admission. The post holder will work Monday Friday, 09:00 17:00, undertaking assessments, MDT meetings and reviews of patients open to the team and be supported by a range of clinicians which includes psychology and non-medical prescribers. The CRHTT are gatekeepers for all admissions to Prospect Park, where the role is based, which is a purpose-bult mental health hospital serving the people of Berkshire.

The service also operates a Police Street Triage Service, has access to Crisis Beds and Crisis Café and is working on national projects including the roll-out of NHS 111 Option 2 and Mental Health Response Vehicles to support the Right Care, Right Person ambition.

The Consultant Psychiatrist for the Reading HTT will work closely with their colleagues in the 5 other HTTs based across the county and the county Hubs, which operate the 24/7 service.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, based in Reading, Berkshire, following the retirement of the substantive post holder.

The CRHTT operate on a 24/7 basis and the post holder will be part of the MDT that supports patients in crisis requiring home treatment as an alternative to admission. The post holder will work Monday Friday, 09:00 17:00, undertaking assessments, MDT meetings and reviews of patients open to the team and be supported by a range of clinicians which includes psychology and non-medical prescribers. The CRHTT are gatekeepers for all admissions to Prospect Park, where the role is based, which is a purpose-bult mental health hospital serving the people of Berkshire.

The service also operates a Police Street Triage Service, has access to Crisis Beds and Crisis Café and is working on national projects including the roll-out of NHS 111 Option 2 and Mental Health Response Vehicles to support the Right Care, Right Person ambition.

The Consultant Psychiatrist for the Reading HTT will work closely with their colleagues in the 5 other HTTs based across the county and the county Hubs, which operate the 24/7 service.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) was formed in April 2001 and successfully became licensed as a Foundation Trust in May 2007. In April 2011 the community services which were previously the provider arms of NHS Berkshire East and NHS Berkshire West PCTs merged with the Trust.

The main centres of population are Reading in the West of the County and Slough in the East. Within Berkshire there are also major populations at Newbury, Wokingham in the West and Bracknell, Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot in the East, as well and many significant urban developments in smaller towns forming essentially a single conurbation along the M4 Corridor.

Berkshire is characterised by concentrations of population and large rural areas. It includes some of the most affluent and least deprived communities in the country, but also has pockets of markedly deprived wards. The Trust is part of two Integrated Care Systems (Frimley ICS and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire West ICS) and partners with six local unitary authorities.

The trust has an outstanding CQC rating.

BHFT employs over 4000 people working from more than 100 sites.

At Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, our mission is to maximise independence and quality of life. Our vision is to be the best place to give care, the best place to get care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Consultant job description together with the person specification for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.


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

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

Prospect Park Hospital

Honey End Lane

Tilehurst, Reading

Berkshire

RG30 4EJ

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