Locum Consultant Psychiatrist - Camden Early Intervention Service

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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The post offered is that of Locum Consultant Psychiatrist working 10 PAs in the Early Intervention Service (EIS) for Psychosis in Camden.

The EIS is part of the care pathway for patients in care cluster 10, i.e. patients with a first episode of psychotic illnesses. The care pathway applies the recovery model of care and it delivers evidence based treatments. The postholder will primarily take responsibility for patients living in Camden alongside the other Camden EIS consultant. The EIS is based at 4 Greenland Road, London, NW1 0AX.

Main duties of the job

This is a new locum consultant post which has been created to increase the senior medical leadership to the Camden EIS Team with the specific aim of providing a more effective step down pathway for patients who have come to the end of their three years with the EIS team. We have found that there has been a build up of patients who are ready to be discharged to other teams in the trust (such as the Camden Rehabilitation and Recovery Teams) but that due to issues of capacity the flow of these referrals has slowed down. The aim of the current project is to increase medical and support worker capacity to provide a transitional service for patients leaving EIS. The appointed locum consultant will manage this caseload of approximately 100 community patients alongside key workers from Look Ahead and support patients to move on to longer term support either in primary care or in R&R Teams. The postholder will be supported by the substantive consultants in Camden EIS and South Camden R&R Team.

About us

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust's services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. These values are embedded in the campaign: Changing Lives - will help drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use the C&I's services, these values meant that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:o To receive a warm welcome through their journey to recoveryo That their dignity will always be respectedo That their care will be founded on compassion and kindnesso To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recoveryo High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionalso That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery -i.e. 'no decision about you, without you'.C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:o for people who use the services of the Trust, ANDo within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Appropriate flexibility within timetabled working hours is anticipated for urgent clinical matters.
  • To carry out Mental Health Act and domiciliary assessments as required.
  • To provide second opinions for Consultant colleagues if requested.
  • To support Clinical Governance projects, particularly audits projects in service line plan.
  • To attend and participate in Consultants' and Management meetings to keep informed of service issues and developments.
  • To keep up with administration, including clustering, entering diagnoses and risk assessments on the electronic patient record system.
  • To assist with Serious Incident investigations and complaints if requested.
  • To keep up to date with mandatory training.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications/Registration Essential
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and a license to practice. Must be on the specialist register or within 6 months of gaining a Certificate of Completion of Training
  • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent higher qualification in psychiatry
  • Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician status (or eligibility) - qualifies to act as a Responsible Clinician
  • Registered with Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD programme and in good standing
  • Shared Services training up to date to be an approved trainer/clinical supervisor
  • Other relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Trained as an Educational Supervisor for doctors in training
  • Training as a Consultant mentor
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and observance of the requirements and duties of a doctor laid down by the GMC in Good Medical Practice
  • Clinical knowledge of the full range mental disorders.
  • Experience in the assessment of complex clinical cases involving severe and enduring mental illness and significant risk histories and the ability to assertively engage and manage such cases.
  • Expertise in a comprehensive range of evidence based treatment and case management options including pharmacotherapy.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding practices
  • Experience in work place based assessments of doctors in training
  • Good understanding of Trust governance structures, especially clinical governance
  • Experience in teaching small and large groups
  • Experience in developing policies and protocols.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Teaching and supervision skills for undergraduate medical students, doctors in training and multi-professional staff
  • Experience in undertaking clinical audit, investigating serious incidents and handling complaints
  • Experience in successfully delivering research projects

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