Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry (Mental Health Liaison Service)

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
stockport
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Adult
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to make a full time appointment for a consultant psychiatrist to work in the well-established Mental Health Liaison Team based at Stepping Hill Hospital. This is a substantive appointment. The appointee will have a lead role in consolidating the developments that have occurred within this service recently helping the service continue to develop in order to meet the 'Core 24' standards defined by the Department of Health.

Main duties of the job

These include clinical, liaison, educational, managerial and service evaluation roles. Clinical work will include assessment and interventions with patients in the Acute Trust and involve working with an expanding multidisciplinary liaison mental health team. The team will promote the development of skills in this area within the Acute Trust and pathway development.

About us

The post holder will join the existing consultant liaison psychiatrists and liaison mental health team with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to acute Trust patients. There will be close links with the liaison mental health developments across both Pennine Care and Greater Manchester.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are opportunities to contribute to the organisations' development including service redesign involving more integrated models of person centred care for our local community. Stockport has a very strong teaching commitment and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the teaching of both mental health and non-mental health staff. There are close links to ongoing research projects within the service and academic links are encouraged.

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION IS PENDING ROYAL COLLEGE APPROVAL.

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to make a full time appointment for a consultant psychiatrist to work in the well-established Mental Health Liaison Team based at Stepping Hill Hospital. This is a substantive appointment. The appointee will have a lead role in consolidating the developments that have occurred within this service recently helping the service continue to develop in order to meet the Core 24 standards defined by the Department of Health.

This is a rewarding and exciting post within a highly supportive environment and you will be working within a dynamic and responsive team.

The out of hours on call frequency is low (1 in 13) with some second tier cover and 1 day off in lieu.

We offer ample opportunities for our consultants professional development and opportunities for additional work for additional PAs (require negotiation).

You will be welcomed and supported in developing your skills and contributions to the borough, the wider organisation and beyond.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

These include clinical, liaison, educational, managerial and service evaluation roles. Clinical work will include assessment and interventions with patients in the Acute Trust and involve working with an expanding multidisciplinary liaison mental health team. The team will promote the development of skills in this area within the Acute Trust and pathway development

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

The post holder needs excellent knowledge and experience of assessing and providing mental health interventions for people with physical health problems. The post is suitable for those with a CCT in adult psychiatry or a dual CCT in adult and old age psychiatry and experience of working in an acute hospital setting. An endorsement in liaison psychiatry is desirable but not essential. Applications are welcome from those who want to work part time.

Applicants must be on the GMCs Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion or be within six months of the anticipated award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry, or a dual CCT a/a, at the time of interview for the post.

You will have relevant professional qualifications in line with Essential elements of the Person Specification, and a CV demonstrating a wide range of Essential and Desirable skills in terms of qualifications, clinical skills, knowledge and experience as well as academic skills and lifelong learning all detailed in the attached job description.

Role Summary:

The post holder will join the existing consultant liaison psychiatrists and liaison mental health team with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to acute Trust patients. There will be close links with the liaison mental health developments across both Pennine Care and Greater Manchester.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust and there are opportunities to contribute to the organisations development including service redesign involving more integrated models of person centred care for our local community. Stockport has a very strong teaching commitment and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the teaching of both mental health and non-mental health staff. There are close links to ongoing research projects within the service and academic links are encouraged.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • MBChB, MBBS or equivalent
Desirable
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
GMC registration Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
Desirable
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
AC sand S12 status Essential
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Specialist register inclusion Essential
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
knowledge Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
Desirable
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service


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