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Consultant Psychiatrist Fir Ward & Bracken House

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Mansfield
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist working within Fir Ward (inpatient) and Bracken House (rehab).

This post will primarily provide daily cover for inpatients on Fir Ward at Sherwood Oaks. The post holder will also have responsibility for patients admitted from out of primary area. These will mostly come from the Nottingham City area. These admissions are divided up between other consultants on the unit with an established formula. The medical input to 70 inpatient beds is divided between 4 consultants with inpatient responsibilities on with maximum number of up to 9 patients under one consultant at any one time.

This post will also primarily provide daily cover for inpatients on the locked rehab ward at Bracken House. Bracken House is a mental health locked rehabilitation unit for both male and female patients which has 18 beds. The postholder will have responsibility for 9 of these beds and work alongside the non-medical AC Jim Matthews who will have the remainder.

This post is pending Royal College approval.

An RRP of 20% of the minimum point of the National Consultant (2003) contract will be paid for this post.

Main duties of the job

Inpatient (Fir Ward)

This post will primarily provide daily cover for inpatients on Fir Ward at Sherwood Oaks. Due to the recent reconfiguration of the Trust, the post holder will also have responsibility for patients admitted from out of primary area. These will mostly come from the Nottingham City area. These admissions are divided up between other consultants on the unit with an established formula. The medical input to 70 inpatient beds is divided between 4 consultants with inpatient responsibilities on with maximum number of up to 9 patients under one consultant at any one time.

Rehab (Bracken House)

Bracken House is a locked rehabilitation unit with 18 beds for both male and female patients with severe enduring mental health needs. The postholder will be looking after 9 patients alongside a non medical AC. They will have senior medical responsibility for the care of the patients and be working closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide person-centred care. They will be required to undertake their duties under the MHA as Responsible Clinician for those patients which includes preparing reports and attending hearings as appropriate with the help of the junior medical staff.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework
  • To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively, and submit this promptly to the Information Department
  • To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants
  • To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct
  • To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation
  • To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services, and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management
  • To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Medical Director and other managers in preparing plans for services.


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 section 12 or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment


Desirable

  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice


Transport

Essential

  • Holds and will use valid UK driving license 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 or improved outcomes to patients


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sherwood Oaks

Sherwood Avenue

Mansfield

NG18 4GW



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