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Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

We are inviting applicants for a Consultant in Psychiatrist in LiaisonPsychiatry.

This is a permanent, full time (10 PA) post, forming half of a team of 1.8 WTE PLT Consultants providing input into Musgrove Park Hospital.

There are an additional 1.2 WTE consultants covering the Yeovil District Hospital.

There are 2 main acute hospitals in Somerset providing care for physical health Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Yeovil District Hospital, which form one Trust: Somerset Foundation Trust

Both services operate a 24 hour psychiatric liaison service and the Psychiatry Liaison Consultants provide responsible Clinical input for patients detained under the Mental Health Act whilst an inpatient at either site

Main duties of the job

There are 4 Community Mental Health Hubs across the county:
  • Taunton and Minehead with a base a Foundation House on the Wellsprings site and a secondary base at Minehead Community Hospital
  • Somerset Coast, based at Glanville House in Bridgwater
  • South Somerset, based at Holly Court on the Summerlands Hospital Site
  • Mendip, based at the Bridge on the Priory Park site in Wells.

Each hub has a matching Home Treatment Team, CAMHs and service for Older Persons Mental Health. There are a variety of specialist community services around the trust including Eating Disorders, Forensic, Learning Disability, STEP (Somerset Treatment for Early Psychosis) and Psychotherapy.

The post-holder is expected to work closely with the inpatient teams, home treatment and CMHS teams, to ensure smooth transition at admission to and discharge from the acute hospital wards. Adult inpatients wards are located currently on the Wellsprings site in Taunton which includes a PICU, St Andrews in Wells and on the Summerland Hospital site in Wells. These wards have their own designated consultants and supporting medical staff.

The CAMHS inpatient ward (Wessex House) is located at Broadway Park in Bridgwater. There is specialist consultant posts for inpatient rehabilitation (Willow Ward) and low secure services (Ash Ward), also based at Broadway Park, Bridgwater. This job does not include responsibility for any of these specialist teams or services.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services we therefore may be able to offer a benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:
  • Welcome to Somerset Foundation Trust payment
  • Relocation Assistance

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

KNOWLEDGE
  • Clinical training and experience required for gaining UK CCT or CESR including widespread and detailed experience of liaison psychiatry
  • Ability to offer expert clinical advice and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients

EXPERIENCE
  • 3 years supervised training in an appropriate ST4-6 equivalent training programme.
  • Previous experience of working at consultant level
  • Experience of front-line psychiatry in either a liaison, crisis or primary care liaison service setting
  • Experience in the assessment and management of Eating Disorder

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Communication Skills
  • Compassionate - Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives remaining sensitive and empathetic.
  • Listens to others views respecting and valuing individual patient needs.
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members.
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journal


Person Specification

Professional Registration

Essential

  • GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register eligible for entry on Register or within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or CESR.


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Mental Health Act Approved Clinician / Section 12 approval
  • Evidence of competencies to be able to fulfil the role of a consultant in liaison psychiatry


Desirable

  • MRCPsych passed
  • 3 years supervised training in an appropriate ST4-6 equivalent training programme
  • Qualifications specific to Liaison psychiatry (e.g. DGM MRCP)


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Clinical training and experience required for gaining UK CCT or CESR including widespread and detailed experience of liaison psychiatry
  • Ability to offer expert clinical advice and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working at consultant level
  • Experience of front-line psychiatry in either a liaison, crisis or primary care liaison service setting
  • Experience in the assessment and management of Eating Disorders


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton

TA1 5DA

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