Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Griffithstown, Pontypool
Salary
£50,620 to £79,144 a year pro rata per annum for part time
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Adult
Grade
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The appointee will become a valuable and senior member of the community mental health team and respond to referrals and requests from members who need advice in the day to day management of adult patients in any setting within the borough.

The post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.

Main duties of the job

Clinical - Home visits. This may include formal domiciliary visits normally performed by the Consultant.Deliver review clinics each week .Attend weekly MDT meetings, GP clinics and cover ward rounds.To perform assessments under the Mental Health Act if section 12 approved.Education and Personal Development - To maintain personal education through CPD study leave in line with Royal College guidance.Should the post holder not already be approved under section 12 of the Mental Health Act, there is an expectation to undertake a Section 12 training course in order to gain such approval.Audit (as agreed with Clinical Supervising Consultant) - promote evidence-based clinical practice.To actively participate in regular medical and clinical audit within the serviceCompetency/Supervision: - All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical Staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisation regarding supervision.All qualified staff have a responsibility to supervise unqualified/more junior staff and students on a day to day basis.Patient ExperiencePatient Safety - To work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients.To contribute actively to the content areas of the 1000 Lives Campaign and any other subsequent patient safety campaign.To adhere to the Health Board's Clinical Incident Policy

About us

The work at Talygarn is varied and interesting, doctors need to be available to the ward, CMHT, HTT and AOT. This means plenty of opportunity to work independently managing your own time, but also lots of chances to interact with a range of different staff.

All of the staff are friendly and approachable, and work well together as a cohesive team, despite the pressures of low resources within the teams and in the wider community.

The team managers are also very approachable and collaborative, always keen to engage with any ideas and suggestions that clinical staff have for how things could be done differently.

This means that there is plenty of scope for innovation and service development. Ongoing projects include starting an ADHD clinic, remodelling assessment processes for new patients, introduction of environmental sustainability practises, various QI projects etc.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical

Home visits at request of the Consultant, community nurses, occupational therapists, psychologist and social workers. This may include formal domiciliary visits normally performed by the Consultant

Deliver review clinics each week and reviews assessments in the community

Attend weekly MDT meetings, GP clinics and cover ward rounds when the Consultant is unavailable.

Supervision of the patients on the wards when consultant not available (with support from senior colleagues). The primary responsibility for their day to day ward treatment will remain with the Core Trainee

To review and meet with the relatives of patients as appropriate

To perform assessments under the Mental Health Act if section 12 approved

To conscientiously keep abreast of dictation and issue of relevant letters and summaries pertinent to the patients care

To attend case conferences and CTP meetings on patients under your care

To manage patients under the Assertive Outreach Team

To provide supervision and review of patients of North Torfaen patients and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team

Education and Personal Development

To maintain personal education through CPD study leave in line with Royal College guidance

Should the post holder not already be approved under section 12 of the Mental Health Act, there is an expectation to undertake a Section 12 training course in order to gain such approval. This will be undertaken within a time scale agreed with Educational Supervisor

Clinical supervision will be provided fortnightly by Consultant in Team

To attend Tuesday afternoon post graduate meetings, case conferences and journal clubs as often as is practical

To engage in teaching both in and out of house across the disciplines, including Core Trainees and medical students

To participate in an annual Job Planning Review process

To participate in the Health Boards Annual Appraisal process

Audit (as agreed with Clinical Supervising Consultant)

To promote evidence-based clinical practice

To actively participate in regular medical and clinical audit within the service in ways which are acceptable to the organisation

Competency/Supervision:

All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which they are deemed competent. Clinical Staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisation regarding supervision.

All qualified staff have a responsibility to supervise unqualified/more junior staff and students on a day to day basis to ensure that patients receive appropriate care and that any untoward action is addressed.

Patient Experience

To monitor and respond to measures of patient experience.

Patient Safety

To work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients

To contribute actively to the content areas of the 1000 Lives Campaign and any other subsequent patient safety campaign

To adhere to the Health Boards Clinical Incident Policy

The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well-being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital. This statutory duty is in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with the post.

Finally, the post holder is expected to:

Observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff

Be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including

- an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

Person Specification English Essential
  • Qualifications as per person specification
  • Eligibility as per person specification
  • Fitness to Practise as per person specification
  • Language Skills as per person specification
  • Probity as per person specification
  • Clinical skills as per person specification
  • Specialty specific skills related to the post as per person specification
  • Commitment to clinical governance/ improving quality of patient care as per person specification
  • Communication skills as per person specification
  • Personal skills as per person specification
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development as per person specification
Desirable
  • Qualifications as per person specification
  • Eligibility as per person specification
  • Fitness to Practise as per person specification
  • Fitness to Practise as per person specification
  • Personal Skills as per person specification
  • Probity as per person specification
  • Clinical skills Research Skills as per personal specification
  • Specialty specific skills related to the post Experience in Mental Health Act assessments and tribunals. Experience in managing adult inpatients. Experience in assessing and managing neurodevelopmental disorders including adult ASD and ADHD
  • Commitment to clinical governance/ improving quality of patient care Research Skills: demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements. Teaching: evidence of experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Communication skills 360? feedback Patient survey feedback and reflections Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn
  • Personal skills Leadership skills: experience in leadership Demonstrates skills needed for effective delegation within the team: 360? feedback Ability to fulfil all duties of post, including on-call commitments and travel to meet requirements of the post
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development Extracurricular activities/ achievements relevant to the job MRCPsych exams


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