Locum Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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The Trust is seeking a consultant psychiatrist to join the well established Community Recovery Team in North Newham. The post-holder will manage the care of individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems working across community and inpatient settings, retaining consultant responsibility across the care pathway in an integrated service - consequently this is a rare opportunity to work in a post that straddles both inpatients and the community.

Community services in Newham have recently received substantial investment as part of NHS England's community transformation, part of the NHS 10 year plan

Main duties of the job

The traditional model of CMHT/sectorised inpatient care has been partially retained (for those requiring care coordination) in Newham in order to minimise transitions between services. As such the post-holder will manage both inpatients and community patients. Close links are maintained between community teams and their corresponding inpatient wards.

The Newham crisis care pathway comprising psychiatry liaison, the crisis assessment service and Home Treatment Team, and the Newham inpatient Triage Wards operates seamlessly to offer support to patients in crisis and to provide alternatives to inpatient admission at the earliest appropriate opportunity. All inpatient admissions are to either Ruby or Ivory Triage Wards in the first instance and only where the need for a longer period of recovery-focused inpatient care is identified, will a patient be transferred to the relevant locality ward, under the care of the locality consultant.

Mental healthcare in Newham is built upon the foundations of high quality primary mental healthcare and as such, the post-holder will be expected to work closely with their linked GPs.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information please see attached Job description and person specification. You may wish to contact the recruiting manager, Dr Dominic Dougall for more information on the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT
  • Higher training in approved training posts for minimum of 3 years and / or previous consultant training.
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983 and Approved Clinician status
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of clinical work in General Adult Psychiatry at ST4-6 or Consultant level within the last 3 years
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act
  • Appreciation and understanding of ethnic minority issues and a commitment to developing culturally sensitive practices
  • Understanding of social factors relevant to psychiatry
  • Experience of working on an inpatient ward
  • Experience of service development and introducing new services in mental health
  • Knowledge & experience of recovery-informed service delivery and working with patients as experts by experience
  • Inpatient experience at consultant level
Organisational Essential
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation/liaison skills to services, teams and individuals
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary setting
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development
  • Project management ability
  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership
  • Experience of organisational development work
  • Experience of providing reflective practice to the teams
  • Experience of consultations to the teams and individuals
Clinical skills Essential
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership for the team
  • Self-motivating and innovative
  • Expertise in risk assessment and evidence-based intervention after self-harm
  • Confident in therapeutic risk taking
  • Commitment to clinical governance
  • Training in a psychological therapy
Teaching Essential
  • Experience in teaching junior staff
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Experience of teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Experience of teaching non-medical mental health professionals
  • Medical education qualification
  • Experience of research work, especially in general hospital patients and / or patients with medically unexplained symptoms
  • Audit experience
  • Experience of grant-funded project work
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in relevant academic fields
Other Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to get on with colleagues
  • Media training

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