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Specialty Doctor, Psychiatry - Urgent Care Pathway, Blackpool

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Specialty Doctor - Urgent Care Liaison Psychiatry, Blackpool (10PA)

*Golden Hello payment Payable*

This post is eligible for a 5% payment of basic salary payable over 2 years

We are seeking to recruit a substantive Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry to work in the Acute and Urgent Care Pathway on the Fylde Coast. This is a new and innovative full time (10PA) post funded to support the continuing development of our response to acute Mental Health presentations.

Main duties of the job

The Trust is seeking a Specialty Doctor to support our Urgent Care Pathway delivery including a responsive and timely approach to completing Mental Health Act Assessments within the locality. It is envisaged this role will work into our locality Emergency Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital with the Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) and our Home Treatment Team, based at The Gateway Centre in Blackpool. However, please note, the locality is in the process of developing its new Initial Response Service (IRS), and it is anticipated there will be a shift in focus of this role to work into that service at some point in the future dependent on the evolution of our urgent care pathway.

The main clinical duties are arranged around conducting assessments and clinics for new patients and follow up reviews predominantly within the Home Treatment Team and also working to support the activity of the Mental Health Liaison Team.

There may be the opportunity to join the On Call rota, for which additional remuneration is available.

About us

To be eligible to apply for this post, you must possess at least 3 year's experience in psychiatry and be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice. Ideally, you will be Section 12 Approved, or eligible for approval at the time of commencing employment.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are proud of our fantastic SAS Development Programme, which is a great source of development for our Doctors. We have an active SAS Forum which meets on a regular basis to discuss operational and professional issues to support SAS/Specialty Doctors.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration and Licence to Practise
  • Section 12 approval or within 3 months
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to this particular post

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