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Consultant Psychiatrist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Part Time
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The Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a part time Consultant Psychiatrist in Working Age Adult Psychiatry to work at the Rough Sleepers Mental Health Team based in Leeds.

Within Leeds we know people who sleep rough experience a number of difficulties in accessing mainstream mental health (MH) services for many reasons including the inability to adhere to planned appointments and substance misuse. However, we have excellent support provision and there are a number of services in Leeds working together around street homelessness including from the Local Authority, VCSE sector and NHS.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting new role with in a newly funded service for those rough sleeping 'and at risk of'. The model has been co-produced with partners/practitioners across the sector working with those experiencing street homelessness. This service also aims to build on the small number of pilots to address barriers to accessing mental health services using a psychological trauma informed approach. The post holder will be joining a new multi-disciplinary team within the Working Age Adult Community Services.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

The aims of the service include:
  • Assessment of need (those over 16) who have self-identified a mental health concern or referred through a trusted referrer (including both health and non-health agencies).
  • Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach - Initial assessments undertaken by an experienced practitioner and presented at the new rough sleeper MH MDT. The team will provide opportunities to offer support/advice to practitioners outside of the specialist team. A case formulation may be undertaken if there is enough detail to support one. A short period of engagement/assessment with the specialist MH team may be suggested - with the MH practitioner, psychologist; or they may be offered a therapeutic intervention eg short term psychological support; or body-based work from other therapeutic practitioners.
  • Case formulation to support care planning. Formulation ensures a person led experience rather than a medical model approach. Often experiences with services can lead to traumatisation and inaccurate diagnoses.
  • Peer support and training, as well as, sharing learning and best practice to those leading on transformation across the city to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are consider and included in the redesign of mental health services.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
    • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
    • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or CCT in General Adult Psychiatry (or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview) or equivalent.
    Experience Essential
    • Prior experience working in a Community Mental Health Team.
    • Extensive experience in Homeless Health and in depth understanding of complex trauma and multiple co-morbidities in the homeless community
    • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates

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