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Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Inpatients

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
11 Aug 2024
Opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the Inpatients team on Brunswick ward which is a mixed general adult ward, with 22 patients. This ward is part of Broadoak unit with 3 Inpatients Consultants. given there are 3 acute adult wards namely: Brunswick (mixed ward), Albert (male), and Harrington. All wards across the Trust take admissions, as well as patient transfers.

Work is underway on a state of the art, purpose-built hospital in South Liverpool, which will replace Broadoak unit once completed. and it is expected that the post holder will move to the new unit once complete.

At Mersey Care we are passionate about mental health and wellbeing and delivering the best possible care for the people we serve. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.

The Trust is focused on driving change and innovation by supporting and enhancing the leadership role of our senior clinicians and this role would offer opportunities for you to lead and develop excellent practice in the field.

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for Brunswick ward.

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 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

Inpatient care for service users is provided by Consultants working within the Acute Care teams at Broadoak Unit as well as Clock View Hospital, Windsor House( all Liverpool based) and Hartley Hospital (Southport based).

Following on from COVID-19, the number of general adult beds across the Trust has temporarily reduced in order to adhere to social distancing guidance.

The post holder would be responsible for up to 23 patients on Brunswick ward (reduced by 1 to 22). On average there are approximately 5 admissions per week to Brunswick ward with around 4 discharges. About 25-50 per cent of the admitted patients are detained at any given time and there is on average of one Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing each week. Brunswick ward also has a seclusion room which is used by all of the wards.

Clinical Leadership and medical management -

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 & 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 Brunswick ward at Broadoak Unit.
  • 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.

Training
  • Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.
  • 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

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

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

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


Transport

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 or improved outcomes to patients


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Broadoak Unit

Thomas Drive

Liverpool

L14 3PJ

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