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NHS LOCUM Consultant in Adult Psychiatry (Non-Psychosis Pathway)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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EPUT is looking to appoint an enthusiastic NHS Locum Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Adult Psychiatry in Non-Psychosis Pathway team based at Chelmsford & Essex centre and covering the districts of Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham and Maldon. The vacancy is for one year fixed term contract initially.

The post holder will have shared responsibility for the clinical care of the patients within the mental health clusters 1-8 who are deemed to require secondary mental health intervention and will be expected to work closely with the team manager to ensure the provision of an effective service.

The post holder in the Non-Psychosis pathway team will be one of two dedicated medical leads for that service. It is expected that the two Consultants will work together to provide clinical leadership to the team as well as promoting true multidisciplinary team working. There is appropriate support for the consultants who are expected to cover each other during periods of planned leave.

Main duties of the job

The role involves regular reviews of patients who have already been assessed by the Access and Assessment team as meeting the criteria for secondary mental health service within the non-psychosis clusters. The team aims to develop a comprehensive treatment package based on best evidence in order to promote recovery from mental illness including working closely with primary care colleagues.

The post-holder is required to work independently and accountably as part of a team of clinicians offering Mental Health services. Working collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365 days a year.

You must have full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register, with an appropriate CCT or equivalent or be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the AAC.

About us

Our Vision

To be the leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care.

Our Purpose

We care for people every day. What we do together, matters.

Our Values

We Care

We Learn

We Empower

Our strategic objectives

We will deliver safe, high quality integrated care services.

We will enable each other to be the best that we can.

We will work together with our partners to make our services better.

We will help our communities to thrive.

If you share that vision and want to make a difference to the people that use our services, then please contact us to find out more.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide consultant medical leadership to the community team with effective liaison with primary care network colleagues
  • Ensure excellence in the provision of mental health assessments and evidence based treatments to all referred patients to the service in line with Trust policies.
  • Establish a reliable and accessible work schedule with the team and be readily available during work hours
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in community and inpatient settings concerning the timely care and transfer of patients as necessary
  • Ensure appropriate administration and documentation in relation to duties of the post, including recording clinical activities in the Trust electronic patient record system
  • Liaise with primary care services as appropriate about patients physical health , mental health and social care needs
  • Help co-ordinate further support and/or management between different services as service users needs may dictate
  • Provide adequate supervision to junior medical colleagues and complete appropriate supervisors reports

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with the General Medical Council and on the Specialist Register.
  • CCT, CESR or within 6 months of expected CCT date
  • Meets Royal College of Psychiatrists criteria for appointment to the post of Consultant
  • Postgraduate degree in psychiatry MRC Psych or equivalent
Knowledge and experience Essential
  • Basic specialist training and 3 years higher or equivalent professional training
  • Experience of clinical research methods with published research
  • Experience in organising educational activities

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