Consultant Psychiatrist - Female Low secure unit

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Trust is seeking to recruit 1.0 WTE Consultant Psychiatrist for Chesterton unit - Low Secure Female adult mental health unit. The post is a replacement post with the existing post holder moving on to a new post.

We are looking for a competent, proactive consultant colleague who will provide dynamic leadership to the service as a whole to make it fit for the demands of the 21st century.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have RC responsibility for up to 16 low secure female patients detained under the Mental Health Act in Chesterton Low secure unit.

The female forensic pathway includes pre-admission assessments, inpatient pathways, care planning and co-ordination of on-going care and discharge. MDT meetings are held twice weekly. The patients are divided into 4 clinical teams each consisting of 4 patients. Every week patients from 2 teams are discussed so the patients are reviewed fortnightly where on-going care and management are discussed. Discharge planning and liaison with the receiving service is also undertaken. Pre-tribunal, renewal of detention, pre-managers hearings, discharge planning and pre-discharge meetings will also be scheduled as required.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have RC responsibility for up to 16 low secure female patients detained under the Mental Health Act in Chesterton Low secure unit.

The female forensic pathway includes pre-admission assessments, inpatient pathways, care planning and co-ordination of on-going care and discharge. MDT meetings are held twice weekly. The patients are divided into 4 clinical teams each consisting of 4 patients. Every week patients from 2 teams are discussed so the patients are reviewed fortnightly where on-going care and management are discussed. Discharge planning and liaison with the receiving service is also undertaken. Pre-tribunal, renewal of detention, pre-managers hearings, discharge planning and pre-discharge meetings will also be scheduled as required.

The general weekly timetable will involve attendance at weekly pre-admission meetings, attendance at weekly ward round meetings and as required HCR20 / other risk management meetings, preparation for and attendance at Tribunals, managers hearings and meetings, involvement with care and treatment planning, including discharge planning and liaison with other agencies such as MAPPA.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • Full registration with General Medical Council
  • Inclusion on or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council or within 6 months of CCST/CCT or equivalent in General Adult / Forensic psychiatry at date of interview.
  • Section 12 (2) Approval + Approved Clinician Status or demonstrated ability to gain approval within 3 months of appointment
Qualifications & Training Essential
  • MbChb, MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • 3 years higher professional training in General Adult psychiatry and experience in forensic psychiatry.
Transport Essential
  • Holds valid UK driving licence and will use own car for work related travel OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
Clinical skills, knowledge & experience Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Academic skills & lifelong learning Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.


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