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General Adult Consultant (Psychiatrist Inpatient Service)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£84,559 to £114,003 a year N/A
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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We are currently looking for a permanent full time Consultant in General working in Milton Keynes.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the matron, ward manager, nurses and other members of the MDT to constantly ensure high quality care is delivered.

Hazel ward has approximately 174 admissions per year and the average length of stay is around 29 days. Approximately one third of admissions are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in collaboration with the matron, ward manager, nurses and other members of the MDT to constantly ensure high quality care is delivered. Attendance at daily Safety Huddles and Weekly Bed Management meetings are core elements of this role to ensure the flow of patients is good and the provision of care is safe and effective. The Consultant will lead on quality improvement initiatives and work with the team to implement new ways of working to benefit the patient.

The main admissions sources are from the patient's place of residence, other psychiatric wards from within CNWL and NHS wards for general patients or A&E. The main discharge destinations are other psychiatric wards from within CNWL and the usual place of residence.

The ward team work in close collaboration with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team who gate keep for the ward and also support discharge. They also liaise with the community teams to ensure ongoing interventions can be maintained post discharge.

About us

In Milton Keynes, CNWL are responsible for the provision of mental health services for children and young people, adults and older adults. We jointly run the learning disability services with the local authority.

Milton Keynes Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) covers the whole area of Milton Keynes with all referrals received into the single point of access in the service. This is believed to be the best way to give greatest flexibility in case management and provision of service to children, young people and their families and carers. The service caters for all mental health presentations as well as children with learning disabilities who have mental health needs. There are a number of treatment pathways within the team for intervention and the service is currently adopting the I-Thrive model.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage, appraise and provide professional/clinical supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between Consultant colleagues and the Clinical Director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures
  • Ensure junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • Participate in service and business planning activity for the service and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service
  • Participate in annual appraisal for Consultants
  • Attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme
  • Maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and abiding by professional codes of conduct
  • Participate in annual job plan review with the Clinical and Service Directors and in consultation with relevant managers ensuring the post develops in line with service configuration
  • Work with local managers and professional colleagues to ensure the efficient running of services, and sharing with Consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • ?Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • CCT accreditation in either CAMHS or Learning Disabilities or within six months of achieving CCT
  • ?Additional clinical qualifications.
Eligibility Essential
  • ?Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • ?Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • ?Approved clinician status
  • ?Approved under S12
  • ?In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Transport Essential
  • ?Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
  • ?Excellent knowledge in acute care with an interest in working with females presenting with complex mental health disorders
  • ?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
  • ?Excellent leadership and multi-disciplinary working skills
  • ?Experience of using quality improvement methodology and service development
  • ?Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • ?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.
  • ?Supervisory and management experience.
  • ?Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • ?Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • ?Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • ?Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • ?Has led clinical audits leading to service change.

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