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Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry - Hinchingbrooke

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Huntingdon
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work primarily in Hinchingbrooke Hospital Liaison Psychiatry Service and focus on providing services for patients aged 17 to 65. They will also provide some input for older adults in Hinchingbrooke and will cover colleagues' leave for working age adults in Peterborough City Hospital. There is some scope to adapt the post depending on the individual's skills, experiences, and preferences. The post is substantive and full time but applicants wishing to work less than full time are also welcomed.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical leadership to the Liaison Psychiatry Service focussed on the assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of patients with psychiatric and psychological co-morbidity in the general hospital.
  • To work collaboratively with CPFT and NWAFT colleagues to ensure high quality, integrated care for patients
  • To work with CPFT and NWAFT to achieve agreed performance targets including the collection and monitoring of clinical outcome data across the service for service development and commissioning purposes.
  • Participate in clinical audit as relevant to service needs
  • To work in accordance with Trust and service policies and guidelines.
  • To lead a programme for the training and support of staff in NWAFT.
  • To provide clinical supervision for post graduate psychiatry trainees.
  • To engage in teaching and supervising of Cambridge university psychiatry medical students on placement in LPS
  • To maintain CPD activities.
  • To support the broader CPFT research endeavour where possible.
  • The post-holder will ensure that they are in good medical standing for CPD, that their practice is up-to-date and in line with the GMCs Good Medical Practice Guidelines and will be able to evidence this for the purposes of annual appraisal.


About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at www.cpft.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Clinical

Along with LPS colleagues, to provide a Liaison Psychiatry Service focussed on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of working age [AB1]adults with psychiatric and psychological co-morbidity in the general hospital.

Where needed, to provide input for services for older adults at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in conjunction with Old Age consultant colleagues.

To take a lead in providing teaching and support to acute hospital colleagues.

To make accurate diagnostic formulations and record these in the notes.

To deliver evidence-based treatments.

To liaise with statutory and non-statutory sector agencies concerning the treatment and management of patients.

To maintain accurate and up to date clinical records.

To work closely with other consultants to provide appropriate Consultant cover across sites for weekday daytime, 9 am to 5 pm and for periods of annual/study/special leave.

With the broader team, to ensure that the service is run in an efficient and cost-effective manner whilst adhering to high quality, evidence-based practice.

To contribute to the teaching, training and mentoring of any junior medical staff and, where appropriate, of other team members.

To support audit, research, and service development.

The post-holder will ensure that they are in good medical standing for CPD, that their practice is up-to-date and in line with the GMCs Good Medical Practice Guidelines and will be able to evidence this for the purposes of annual appraisal. The post-holder will ensure that they are in good medical standing for CPD and that their practice is up-to-date and in line with the GMCs Good Medical Practice Guidelines and best practice guidelines. Participate in clinical audit.

Administration

Work with the clinical and management team to achieve the key performance indicators set for the service.

Contribute to the collection and monitoring of clinical outcome data.

Participate in the administration of patient information systems and ensure that data are entered in accordance with CPFT policies and guidance.

Management

Work with clinical colleagues, the Service Manager and Directorate Leadership team to ensure that the service works in an efficient and cost-effective manner whilst delivering high quality, evidence-based care.

Work in accordance with the teams Service Operating Policy

Work in accordance with CPFT policies and guidelines

Teaching

To contribute to the teaching, training, and mentoring of any junior medical staff and, where appropriate, of other team members.

To contribute to broader teaching initiatives where possible e.g., medical undergraduates, MRCPsych, etc.

Research

The post-holder is expected, with colleagues in Psychological Medicine to support the broader CPFT research endeavour. CPFT offers unrivalled opportunities for research and for collaboration with University Departments and MRC Units. A wide range of research is currently conducted by the University Department of Psychiatry and by NHS staff

Clinical Governance

The post-holder will be aware of, and act within, locally and nationally agreed protocols and will be actively involved in clinical governance within the service.

The post-holder will ensure any issues of concern are appropriately escalated and that any incidents are appropriately reported

Accountability

The post holder will be accountable to Clinical Director for Adult and Specialist Services. Professional accountability is to the Trust Board through the Trust Medical Director.

Job Planning & Appraisal

Job Plans are reviewed with the Associate Clinical Director.

Consultants are required to take part in the annual appraisal process under the supervision of the Medical Director. Consultants are also encouraged to arrange a suitable mentor.

On-call

All consultants, unless there are health reasons or exceptional circumstances, are required to contribute to the rota. Two consultant rotas are in operation: North and South. They are both approximately 1 in 22 WTE. Consultants undertaking their first appointment may discuss with the Clinical Director regrading a phased lead in to on call commitments.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
  • MRCPsych or equivalent


Desirable

  • Postgraduate Thesis


Experience

Essential

  • CCT in general adult psychiatry or within 6 months of attainment of Higher Training CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved Clinician Status or eligible to attend training.
  • Experience in the assessment and management of patients in acute medical setting including experience of working with older adults.


Desirable

  • Relevant research experience
  • Endorsement or equivalent experience in Liaison Psychiatry
  • Dual training in Old Age and Adult psychiatry
  • Endorsement in Substance misuse psychiatry


Skills/Knowledge/Ability

Essential

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work.
  • Caring attitude to patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the context of the service within the wider landscape of the current NHS.
  • Candidates need to be effective teachers and trainers and also be able to guide their own continuing education and training.


Desirable

  • Experience of delivering and developing services in a constantly changing environment and to tight budgetary restraints would be an advantage.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Parkway Hinchingbrooke

Huntingdon

PE29 6NT

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310-MED-6291475

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