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Consultant Psychiatrist - Park Lodge CMHT

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 a year 10% R&R (non-contractual) plus on-call supplement
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
The Trust is seeking 1 Consultant Psychiatrist for the Park Lodge CMHT.This post is one of two CMHT general adult consultant psychiatrist posts covering the Park Lodge CMHT.

This post has become vacant following the previous postholder leaving the post.

This post serves a population of approximately 58,000 and currently has a caseload of 310 This is a demographically mixed area overall, but with some areas of social deprivation and also some drug and alcohol- related difficulties consistent with an urban environment. The caseload is still expected to reduce further, as many patients within the caseload are of low complexity and will be able to be moved back to Primary Care with the additional support of the newly formed Primary Care Mental Health Teams. The postholder will support strategic service development and business planning.

The size of the resulting catchment area is below the average for the Trust and the current caseload size is also below the median.

The post holder will carry no responsibility for inpatients.

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

Main duties of the job

Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for their CMHT caseload

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

To carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.

Supporting staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

To conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, patient 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 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

To provide medical leadership to the team

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

Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for their CMHT caseload

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

To carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.

Supporting staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

To conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, patient 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 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 team.

Maintain high level of effective communication with other parts of the Mental health service across the Trust.

Liaison with families / carers

Liaison with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients.

Liaising with other stakeholders and interested parties.

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with Access services, community mental health teams, and primary care.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has an active audit culture and the post holder will be involved in audit and supervising junior Doctors audits. As part of its new Perfect Care strategy the Trust is keen to expand and develop existing research opportunities for interested Consultants.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and University of Liverpool have teamed up to create the Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC). A ground-breaking research facility based in Liverpool that will impact directly on NHS mental health services.

PLEASE SEE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR MORE DETAILS

Person Specification

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


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 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


Desirable

  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service


Academic Skills and Lifelong Learning

Essential

  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Ability to work constructively in and to lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research
  • 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
  • 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

Norris Green Hub

Falklands Approach

Liverpool

L11 5BS

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350-MED6332550

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