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Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Inpatients

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 a year Plus 10% R&R and 1% on-call supplement
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details

The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the inpatient team on Windsor House Unit in Liverpool.

Windsor House is a mixed sex general adult ward, with 24 patients (15 male and 9 female patients). There will be x2 junior doctors for the ward an FY1 and FY2 trainees. These may be up to 3 depending on how the training posts are filled in each rotation. The post holder will have clinical supervisor responsibilities for the trainees on the Unit.

The post currently attracts a 10% R& R payment (which will be reviewed next year)

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for all patients in Windsor House.

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for inpatients.

Support staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.

To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.

To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Manager's hearings.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement Meetings.

To provide medical leadership to the team.

Liaise with carers.

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with other services.

Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.

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

Within North Mersey region of Liverpool, Inpatient care is provided within teams at Broadoak Unit, Clock View Hospital, Windsor House, all based in Liverpool, and Hartley Hospital based in Southport. Inpatient care for service users within Mid Mersey region of Mersey Care is provided by Consultants working within the teams at Peasley Cross Hospital St Helens, Hollins Park Hospital at Warrington, Brooker centre at Runcorn and Knowsley Resource centre at Whiston hospital site Knowsley.

All wards across the Trust take admissions, as well as patient transfers.

The post holder would be responsible for up to 24 patients in total - 15 male and 9 female patients on Windsor House. On average there are approximately 5 admissions per week with around 4 discharges. About 50 per cent of the admitted patients are detained at any given time and there is on average one to two Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing each month.

Clinical Leadership:

Participation in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribution to the broader strategic and planning work of the

Leading the improvement of the quality of care within the team and contribute to improving quality across the system.

Teaching and Training:
  • Teaching commitments of post, and support in place to achieve
  • Trust-wide
  • Teaching arrangements in locality/team.
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical
  • Participation in the training of other
  • Providing educational supervision of trainees and other
  • Taking part in continuing medical education within statutory
  • DME is Dr Indira Vinjamuri
  • Mersey Care has specific links with Liverpool Medical School and Edge Hill University Medical School

The post holder would be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or 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:
  • Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for Windsor House unit, Liverpool.
  • Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for inpatients.
  • Support ward based staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
  • Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
  • To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.
  • To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearings.
  • To 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.
  • To provide medical leadership to the inpatient team.
  • Liaise with families / carers.
  • Liaise with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders and interested parties.
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with other services, including in-patient and community mental health teams, and primary care.
  • Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.

Training Duties:
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical
  • Participation in the training of other
  • Providing educational supervision of trainees and other

Taking part in continuing medical education within statutory limits.

Clinical Governance:
  • Expected contribution to clinical governance and responsibility for setting and monitoring standards.
  • Participation in clinical audit and other local assurance

Participation in service/team evaluation and the planning of future service developments.

On Call and cover arrangements:

The post holder will be included in the daily on-call rota for South Liverpool There is usually always a higher trainee ST4-6 first on call at night. On-call availability supplement is 1% - Band B low frequency, low intensity and has been consistently for many years. The rota is currently shared with approximately 14 FTE colleagues.

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.


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


Tramsport

Essential

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


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
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


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

Windsor House

40 Upper Parliament Street

Liverpool

L8 7LF

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350-MED6287397

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