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Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hellingly
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry

This is a well-established post on Oak ward - 15-bed medium secure male only inpatient ward, which has become available due to service reconfiguration. The post holder will provide inpatient consultant / RC responsibilities to 5 male patients on medium secure ward at the Hellingly Centre, East Sussex.

Assessment of patients referred from various sources including LSU, PICU, prison services, general adult services, CAMHS, KSS provider collaborative for suitability of admission to MSU. Such referrals come through single-point of access via weekly referrals meeting

The post holder will work alongside 1.0WTE consultant on Oak ward.

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Main duties of the job

The post holder works collaboratively with inpatient secure hospital sites at Hellingly and Chichester Centre, and FOLS teams.

The main responsibilities are inpatient care to maximum 5 male patients on Medium Secure Ward at the Hellingly Centre.

Each ward has an effective multidisciplinary team with senior nurses (including two nurse consultants, one on each site), Social Workers, Psychologists, and OTs within each team and specialist therapists working across the service.

To work closely with the matron and other lead professionals to provide clinical leadership to the ward team as the ward-based Consultant Psychiatrist and ensure safe, supportive care within the Medium Secure Services.

To participate in ensuring the weekly referrals meeting has relevant information and feedback and to attend peer supervision meetings

The Trust is a training trust and trainee medical staff are placed within the Hellingly Centre and across the service. CT1-3/ST4-6 support therefore is available when trainees are placed.

About us

Sussex Partnership was formed in April 2006 as an NHS Trust and established as an NHS Foundation Trust with Teaching Trust status in August 2008. We employ approximately 5000 staff, serve a total catchment population of more than 2 million and generate an income of �250 million.

The Trust delivers services via 4 Divisions, tasked with providing overarching leadership for care groups and / or geographical areas.

East Sussex is a situated in the south east of England between the sea and the South Downs with a population of around 549,000. The county offers good access to London and is in close proximity toGatwick Airport. In East Sussex, 19 out of 329 neighbourhoods are among the 10% most deprived areas in England. Income deprivation affects 12% (64,600) of people in the county compared to 10% regionally & 15% nationally. Nearly 32,000 people (6%) live in the most deprived 10 % of areas in England. The health of people in East Sussex is varied compared with the England average. About 16% (14,993) of children live in low-income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the England average.

The Forensic Healthcare Service is a trust-wide and expanding service, with 30 Medium Secure beds for men and 15 medium secure beds for women based at Hellingly Centre in East Sussex. There are 15 low secure male beds at Hellingly and 49 low secure beds provided at the Chichester site (15 female and 34 male beds)

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main responsibilities are inpatient care to maximum 5 male patients on Medium Secure Ward at the Hellingly Centre.

Each ward has an effective multidisciplinary team with senior nurses (including two nurse consultants, one on each site), Social Workers, Psychologists, and OTs within each team and specialist therapists working across the service.

To work closely with the matron and other lead professionals to provide clinical leadership to the ward team as the ward-based Consultant Psychiatrist and ensure safe, supportive care within the Medium Secure Services.

To participate in ensuring the weekly referrals meeting has relevant information and feedback and to attend peer supervision meetings

The Trust is a training trust and trainee medical staff are placed within the Hellingly Centre and across the service. CT1-3/ST4-6 support therefore is available when trainees are placed.

Consultant will maintain and comply with Good medical practice guidance of GMC

Good medical care
  • To work within the multidisciplinary team to provide a high quality of specialist assessment, treatment and care to users in a range of settings.
  • To provide clinical advice and liaison, as required, in other parts of the service
  • To operate within guidelines, policies and procedures relevant to the post.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.


Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych


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

  • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry


Clinical knowledge, skills and experience

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


Desirable

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


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Hellingly Centre

The Drive

Hellingly

BN27 4ER

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