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Consultant in Eating Disorders

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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A REWARDING CAREER WITH OUR TEAM STARTS WITH A �5,000 WARM WELCOME

We are really pleased to be offering this exciting full-time Consultant post in the Eating Disorders Service working in the in-patient service, Iris Ward. This is a replacement post which arisen due to previous postholder leaving the Trust. The post holder will provide senior medical cover along with two full-time consultants who are currently in post.

The post is full-time for 10 Programmed Activities (PA): 7.5 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA).

This post attracts a recruitment and retention premium of �5000 in addition to the standard pay and a relocation expenses of �8,000 (Based on Trust's policy)

Main duties of the job

    • Carry out new psychiatric assessments.
    • Providing Psychiatric and Medical Monitoring (reviewing bloods and ECGs) of patients in treatment within the service.
    • Provide senior medical leadership to the team alongside the other Consultants and provide reciprocal cover for annual and other leave with the other Consultants.
    • Attend daily morning referral meetings.
    • Providing leadership and supervision to the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and attending all the MDT planned meetings.
    • Provide support to triaging of patients referred to the Eating Disorder Community Team where a medical opinion is required.
    • Working collaboratively with primary and secondary care services and arranging and chairing professional meetings to manage mutual patients. Participating in the multi-MEED meetings with numerous general hospitals within the catchment area.
    • Providing information to the managers on the activity of the service.


About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

    • Carry out new psychiatric assessments.
    • Providing Psychiatric and Medical Monitoring (reviewing bloods and ECGs) of patients in treatment within the service.
    • Provide senior medical leadership to the team alongside the other Consultants and provide reciprocal cover for annual and other leave with the other Consultants.
    • Attend daily morning referral meetings.
    • Providing leadership and supervision to the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and attending all the MDT planned meetings.
    • Provide support to triaging of patients referred to the Eating Disorder Community Team where a medical opinion is required.
    • Working collaboratively with primary and secondary care services and arranging and chairing professional meetings to manage mutual patients. Participating in the multi-MEED meetings with numerous general hospitals within the catchment area.
    • Providing information to the managers on the activity of the service.
    • Continuing to continually improve the service and working in collaboration with the MDT to achieve this. Also participating in the monthly Clinical Improvement Group within the service.
    • Provide diagnostic assessment and treatment for individuals under the care of the team.
    • Take the lead in the management of complex cases.
    • Provide support in formulating treatment plans in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
    • Ensure the review and care of patients physical health through liaison with other agencies including the patients GP and general hospital services.
    • Promote mental health and independence for all people.
    • Provide clinical and professional leadership in the service.
    • Provide support to carers and relatives of people, including them wherever possible and in care plans.
    • Facilitate access to a range of community orientated services to those who may need them.
    • Liaise effectively with other Trust services and external partner agencies in the best interests of patients.
    • Provide a service of the highest quality, within the limits of our resources.
    • Promote high quality management of mental health patients by non-medical staff.
    • Support non-medical colleagues in working independently.
    • Take part in management activities related to the post, or the wider service within which it is embedded.
    • Comply with all legal obligations covering clinical practice e.g. MHA (1983) and MCA (2005).
    • Commit to ensuring fair access to services for all.
    • Comply with procedures on reporting concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.
    • Supervising trainees.
    • Teaching medical students.


Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

Essential

  • Within six months of obtaining a CCT or on the GMC Specialist Register
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Experience of acute psychiatric inpatient work
  • Training and experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Section 12 Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme in the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Membership of a Medical Defence Union


Desirable

  • Experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with an array of eating disorders
  • Experience of physical health monitoring in the context of eating disorders
  • Knowledge of the full range of effective therapeutic techniques to include Psychoeducation, medication and Psychological Therapies including CBT
  • Teaching (Experience in Teaching)


Management & Audit

Essential

  • Participation in Medical Audit


Desirable

  • Management Training
  • Management Skills
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring


Service Development

Essential

  • Understanding of leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training


Desirable

  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership


IT Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Experience in data gathering and management
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use email and Internet


Personal Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment


Desirable

  • Car user


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Iris Ward

St Ann's Road

London

N15 3TH

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306-HA-076-H

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