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Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Prison and Forensic
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist to join a team of 26 Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists within the North London Forensic Service, a large and successful forensic psychiatric service in north London, with its secure care services being deemed outstanding by the CQC.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for providing Consultant leadership to a well-established and dedicated mental health in-reach team based at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, alongside an experience locum consultant forensic psychiatrist colleague already in post.

The post has arisen due to the existing post holder following an internal move to develop clinical interests in other parts of the NLFS establishment.

Main duties of the job

This post is for Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Mental Health In-reach Team/Healthcare Centre at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. within the North London Forensic Service, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

Objectives of the posts

Consultant Lead role to HMP Wormwood Scrubs:

To provide clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care to the men resident in HMP Wormwood Scrubs

To contribute to the maintenance and development of Offender Care services (working closely with primary care, the prison and probation services) within the Trust to the highest standard.

To provide assessments, treatments, and interventions as part of Mental Health In-Reach Team and to the patient admitted to healthcare at HMP Wormwood Scrubs.

To provide holistic care taking into account of the patient population's complex health and social care needs

Please refer to the job description for further details.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working alongside an experienced locum Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist based at the prison, the successful candidate will provide leadership to the Mental Health In-reach Team and for prisoners admitted to the Healthcare Centre.

The post holder should expect to be responsible for a case-load of up to 30 cases and personally case-manage approximately 10 patients.

The post holder will also be expected to provide Consultant psychiatrist leadership (alongside an established Consultant colleague) and input into the mental health care of men resident on the Healthcare Assessment Unit (H3), currently 12 beds for mental health patients and 5 beds for physical healthcare in HMP Wormwood Scrubs.

The post holder will be expected to support the Trusts Clinical Governance Framework for monitoring and improving standards of care through taking part in activities for improving quality, identifying and managing risks within the service, as well as maintaining his or her own continuing professional development.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Listed on the Specialist Register of the GMC Medical Register or eligible to register within six months.
  • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrist or equivalent qualifications/ certification
  • To be approved under Section 12 (2) of the 1983 Mental Health Act, the 2007 amendments and any successor legislation.
  • Approved Clinician status in terms of the same legislation
  • oCCT in Forensic Psychiatry or general Adult CCT (with associated appropriate experience for the role)
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute and community psychiatric settings.
  • Membership of a professional indemnity organization.
  • Engagement with annual appraisal.
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary teaching.
  • Ability to take a leadership role in a multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality care and staff morale.
  • Capacity to respond positively to the changing nature of an acute inpatient setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written media.
  • Experience of working in mental health in reach prison settings
  • Publications in the field of Psychiatry
  • Management Skills
  • Management Training
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Have experience working with different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
Special Aptitudes Essential
  • Team player to fit in with multi professional team
  • To have an approachable attitude to team members.
Interests Essential
  • Willingness to represent the service at Trust wide meeting and in discussions with partner agencies and Commissioners
Disposition Essential
  • Ability to work and build relationships with other agencies and departments
  • Ability to work with Trust management in the spirit of mutually supportive co-operation
  • Ability to drive and willingness to use own car on an occasional basis, expenses to be provided by the Trust at normal rates. There are standard methods of paying travel expenses defined by national terms and conditions which vary with the degree of travel.
Circumstances Essential
  • Ability to travel between locations
  • Ability to cover for absent colleagues when necessary

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