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Consultant Psychiatrist - Crosby CMHT

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Waterloo
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
4 May 2024
The Trust is looking for an enthusiastic applicant to join Crosby CMHT based at South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre, a large community resource centre right at the heart of South Sefton.

This is a full-time post (10 PAs plus 10% R& R plus 1 additional programmed activity).The vacancy has arisen through retirement, opening up an exciting opportunity to join an organisation with strong values and capable leadership committed to all aspects of quality improvement.

This replacement full time post is one of three general adult consultant psychiatrist posts (the other also WTE) within SSNC community hub.

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsible for providing clinical leadership for Crosby CMHT
  • Support CMHT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
  • Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act

1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.
  • Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
  • Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk

management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings.
  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including wards and inpatient units, community mental health teams, Liaison services and primary care


About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region (Halton, Warrington, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens) and is also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical:
  • Consultant psychiatrist responsible for providing clinical leadership for Crosby CMHT.
  • Support CMHT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
  • Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act

1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.
  • Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
  • Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trusts risk

management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings.
  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including wards and inpatient units, community mental health teams, Liaison services and primary care.
  • Liaison with families / carers.
  • Liaison with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients and providing expert reports.

Governance
  • SPA time will allow contribution to the management and audit of the service.
  • Attend the twice monthly consultant /management meetings
  • Regular stakeholder meetings.
  • Partnership Forums involving service user representatives and advocacy
  • Involvement with critical incident / serious untoward incident reporting and

Response.
  • Protocol development.

Training
  • Direct supervision of junior medical staff
  • Role in in-house MDT training / education sessions
  • Education of other services / professions with relation to CMHT (including all

stakeholders).
  • Participation in Clinical Audit essential, and clinical research where appropriate.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification

Transport

Essential

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


Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent
  • 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 clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


Desirable

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


Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty of General Adult 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
  • Ability to work constructively in and to lead a multidisciplinary team


Desirable

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service, in particular CAMHs/youth mental health and/or psychotherapy experience/training


ACADEMIC SKILLS & LIFELONG LEARNING

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • 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.


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

South Sefton Neighbourhood Centre

Park Road

Waterloo

L22 3XR

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