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Consultant Psychiatrist in Mental Health Liaison

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year gross per annum/ Pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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This role will be supported by a £12,000 relocation allowance

We are inviting applications for an exciting Consultant role which has become available in our Mental Health Liaison team at Ipswich.

The post holder provides medical input to an existing Mental Health Liaison team to meet the additional demands of the work coming out due to new 111 option 2 launch. Both full time and part time applicants are encouraged to apply. The post holder will be supported by 0.5 wte Consultant and 1 wte SAS doctor. You will join a group of very active and enthusiastic group of Consultants and SAS doctors who provide leadership and participate actively in local transformation of the services. The post is part of our East Suffolk Care group which has the best ratings in NSFT for Medical engagement and above average from National Standards. Our medical workforce is actively involved and leads on all service developments locally.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide clinical leadership to our Mental Health Liaison team and take keen interest in their own and other colleagues clinical, educational, and professional development.

The post holder will undertake clinical management of patients seen within the team at a level as is appropriate for a speciality doctor under the supervision of Consultant Psychiatrist. This would include diagnostic assessment where required, development of management plans and treatments regimes.

They will also provide medical expertise within the multidisciplinary team, including SAS Doctors, Junior Doctors, Advance Nurse Practitioners, CPNs, Psychologists and Social Workers in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of referred patients; take part in team meetings, supervision, and the development of the team.

The duties also include liaison with professional colleagues in primary care, secondary care, and other psychiatric teams. The doctor is expected to be trained in mental health and capacity legislation to meet the requirements of emergency work, community treatment orders and assessment of capacity.

About us

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was founded in January 2012 coming together from Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership.

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability services across Norfolk & Suffolk. The Trust believes in whole life care and understands the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The Trust has inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust's services are offered in the community, enabling service users to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

This job is part of the East Suffolk Care Group. East Suffolk care group is very supportive and strongly believes in people before process ideology. We have developed many colleagues in recent time who are now performing duties at a very senior level and providing leadership across the trust and the region

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder provides medical input to an existing Mental Health Liaison team to provide medical leadership, Team advice and guidance and medical consultation to our service users. Both full time and part time applicants are encouraged to apply

Person Specification
  • GMC
  • Recognised basic medical degree
  • MRCPsych or Equivalent
  • Included on the GMC specialist register or within 3 months of CCT or equivalent in a relevant clinical specialism
  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 Approval under MHA

  • Relevant higher degree (i.e. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications)
  • Substantive experience at consultant level in the relevant specialism

  • Experience of the assessment and treatment of complex mental disorders in a relevant population
  • Experience of providing medical leadership in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of clinical governance processes including ability to use quality improvement methods as a tool to improve quality of care
  • Experience in risk assessment and risk management

  • Sub-speciality experience relevant to the clinical role (2) Relevant sub-specialty endorsement
  • Experience of multiagency working relevant to the role
  • Experience of building great teams

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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