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Consultant Psychiatrist - Moss House CMHT

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Garston
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum plus 10% R&R and on call supplement
Closing date
4 May 2024
The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join Moss House CMHT ( 1 ) based at Moss House, Garston (South Liverpool). The vacancy has arisen as a result of the previous substantive post holder moving to another post and is currently filled with an agency locum. This post is one of two CMHT general adult consultant psychiatrist posts (the other also 1 WTE) within Moss community hub.

Moss Community Hub serves a catchment area of around 120,000, covering the South areas of Liverpool for adults of working age. This is a demographically mixed area overall, but with areas of social deprivation including Speke and Netherley and some drug and alcohol-related difficulties in an urban environment.

The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

Main duties of the job

Actively involved in the leadership, management and decision making within the CMHT

Utilise a flexible approach to delivery of clinical care that best meets the needs of service users and carers.

Supervise and support team members who carry out assessments of patients referred to the team.

Comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.

Support MDT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies

Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, and multi- professional meetings

Contribute to the development of the service and be actively involved in the critical evaluation of its effectiveness over time.

Ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the medical records and undertake administrative duties associated with the care of the patient.

Foster relationships between staff within each organisation, and also with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

To act as team responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and as required participate in Trust's risk management processes.

Liaison with families / carers other stakeholders and interested parties

The post holder would need to have achieved Approved Clinician status , recognised by the Trust , by commencement of clinical duties as they are required to act in this capacity if responsible for CTO patients and any other patients subject to the Mental Health Act as part of the out of hours rota.

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 and are 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.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join Moss House CMHT ( 1 ) based at Moss House, Garston (South Liverpool). The vacancy has arisen as a result of the previous substantive post holder moving to another post, and is currently filled with an agency locum. This post is one of two CMHT general adult consultant psychiatrist posts (the other also 1 WTE) within Moss community hub.

The post-holder will be expected to hold clinical responsibility for the full caseload working alongside other members of from the Community Mental Health Team.

Through the Community transformation programme, we will move towards intervention-based care, which will include depot pathway, and other clinically indicated pathways to manage patients as part of a wider team, rather than solely dependent upon medical reviews.

Average numbers of CTO patients is 8 across both teams, although this number varies in time. On average there were 6 MHRT/Managers meetings attended in the last 12 months.

The Post Holder will be supported to develop educational supervisor responsibilities for one junior trainee and clinical Supervisor Role for the other trainee.

While primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service, the consultant CMHT psychiatrist is also expected to be actively involved in the strategic development of the team as part of wider community mental health services of the Local Division.

The post holder would be expected to be an Approved Clinician or if not already be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures.

CLINICAL DUTIES OF POST HOLDER
  • Hold Consultant Psychiatrist responsibility for Moss House CMHT
  • Be actively involved in the leadership, management and decision making within the Community Mental Health Team
  • Utilise a flexible approach to delivery of clinical care so that it best meets the needs of service users and carers.
  • Supervise and support team members who carry out assessments of patients referred to the team.
  • Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.
  • Support MDT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, and multi- professional meetings
  • Contribute to the development of the service and be actively involved in the critical evaluation of its effectiveness over time.
  • Ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the medical records and undertake administrative duties associated with the care of the patient.
  • Foster relationships between staff within each organisation, and also with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
  • To act as team responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.
  • To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and as required participate in Trusts risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM)
  • Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and co- operatively with other parts of the service including inpatient units, other community mental health teams, specialist services and primary care.
  • Liaison with families / carers other stakeholders and interested parties
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with IAPT services and other community mental health teams and primary care.
  • The post holder would need to have achieved Approved Clinician status , recognised by the Trust , by commencement of clinical duties as they are required to act in this capacity if responsible for CTO patients and any other patients subject to the Mental Health Act as part of the out of hours rota.

PLEASE SEE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FURTHER DETAILS

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


Transport

Essential

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


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


Clinical Skills, Knowledge & 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


Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation


Desirable

  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moss House

4 Moss Street

Garston

L19 2NA

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350-MED6247320

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