Consultant Psychiatrist - Inpatient Services (Bracken Ward)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Full Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic 10 PA substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to work on Bracken Ward, which is based at the Airedale Centre for Mental Health.

There has been a reconfiguration of Community and In-patient Services in Working-age Adult Mental Health services from a continuity of care model to a functional model of care in 2019. The aspiration is to have a similar model in OPMH services, owing to the benefits observed with this model in Adult Mental Health services.

This post would be a newly created post, allowing it to free up more time for existing OPMH Consultant colleagues for more community work. At this point, Community Consultant colleagues will continue to have responsibility for their service users on the Dementia Assessment Unit on a sector basis

Closing Date: 21st August 2022

Short Listing Date: W/C 22nd August 2022

Interview Date: 6th September 2022

Main duties of the job

There are three acute inpatient wards at Lynfield Mount Hospital for Working Age Mental Health- Oakburn (21 male beds), Maplebeck (21 male beds) and Ashbrook (21 female beds). The Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Clover ward) is a 10 bedded mixed sex ward at Lynfield Mount Hospital site. There are two acute inpatient wards at Airedale Centre for Mental Health - Fern (15 male beds), Heather (18 female beds).

The Bracken team are knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate about the service and care they provide, with focus being around both the mental and physical health of their service users. Bracken Ward cares for both males and females over the age of 65. It is a 22 bedded ward and offers assessment and treatment to service users experiencing acute mental health symptoms. The multi-disciplinary team, which includes Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers, a Psychologist, Occupational Therapists and a physiotherapist, helps and supports the service users through their mental health crisis. This includes personal cares and structuring their day to support their recovery. Bracken Ward has a strong focus on meaningful activities with the service users who may have felt isolated before their admission

Bracken Ward also has a Discharge Co-Ordinator who supports the Care Co-Ordinator and Social Services in finding appropriate support & accommodation in the Community for when discharged.

About us

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.

The Trust's purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties of the post holder

This is a post set up to support the inpatient services.

Clinical duties
  • To provide enthusiastic, and flexible, joint clinical leadership and consultant input on Bracken Ward alongside the ward manager and other service leaders.
  • To take Consultant responsibility for all inpatients on the ward, acting as the Responsible Clinician and assessing or supervising assessment and management of patients and devising or helping to devise appropriate treatment plans and medication regimes.
  • To offer expert risk assessment and management skills in the care of people with severe mental illness
  • To undertake responsibilities as an Approved Clinician under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 as needed (Approximately one (or a maximum of two) Mental Health Review Tribunals/Hospital Managers Hearings per week).
  • To ensure excellence in the delivery of evidence-based treatments
  • To act as a source of support, advice and information to patients and their carers, team members and other professionals
  • Attending Daily Safety Huddle Meetings
  • Attending weekly team meetings
  • To develop strong working relationships with Community OPMH Consultant colleagues and stakeholders within the acute care pathway.
  • To provide reciprocal Responsible Clinician cover for other Inpatient Consultant colleagues for annual leave and study leave.
  • To take Responsible Clinician responsibility for any inpatients detained (those who otherwise would have been on Bracken Ward), under the Mental Health Act, on the wards of Airedale General Hospital (acute Trust) on an occasional basis.

Training duties
  • An integral part of the post holders duties will be the educational and clinical supervision of junior medical staff both within the service and from the training schemes (Psychiatry/GPVTS/Foundation).
  • The post holder will be expected to take an active part in education and teaching in relation primarily to the old age psychiatry, but also general adult psychiatry (where appropriate).
  • The post holder will be expected to take a leadership role, with other senior members of the team, in planning for, delivering and coordinating training for the multidisciplinary team.
  • The post holder will also contribute to medical student teaching when there are medical students from University of Leeds attached to the team or other students on a placement with the team

Leadership duties
  • To provide leadership to the multi-disciplinary team along with the ward manager
  • To contribute to service development - The post holder will be expected to participate in business planning for the inpatient services, as appropriate, contribute to the broader strategic and planning work of the trust.
  • To contribute to clinical governance and responsibility for setting and maintaining standards. This also includes participation in clinical audit regularly. We have a very supportive clinical audit team in-house and there are 3 monthly Medical Staff Audit Group meetings in the Trust where the post holder can contribute to.
  • Commitment to quality improvement - The post holder will be leading improvement of the quality of care within the team and contribute to improving quality across the system.

General duties
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively
  • To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.
  • To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, Approved Clinician status and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
  • 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

What you will get:
  • Supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Personalised Coaching and Mentoring
  • Weekly academic teaching
  • Fortnightly Consultant Balint group
  • Leadership and Development opportunities, including opportunity to become an appraiser and support to complete teaching certificate
  • Generous study leave allowance (averaging 10 days per year and up to 30 days leave over 3 years with a budget of £1000 per annum)
  • In addition to the annual leave entitlement as per the terms and conditions of Consultant contract, 10 days additional (on pro-rata basis) Time Off In Lieu.
  • Generous relocation allowance (if applicable)
  • Advanced health and wellbeing offers.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
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Skills Essential
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