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Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, West Locality Team

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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We are pleased to announce a brand-new golden hello incentive for Consultant positions within Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health, NHS Trust.

We are currently transforming our service delivery to meet a new set of high-quality standards that our East Enfield Community Mental Health Team deserves and our staff want to provide. To support this important quality initiative, we are pleased to attach an attractive recruitment premium of £5000 to these Consultant roles within our Trust as an incentive to not only join us but be a part of our future.

The post offered is that of Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry (10PA), working in the Barnet West Locality Team. The team is aligned to the Primary Care GP Locality in the West of the Borough. This is a substantive position becoming available due to the current post holder taking a career break. The post is officially based at the Springwell Centre (Barnet Hospital), however day to day work is primarily conducted from the Redhill Clinic (64 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7AB). The post is subject to the annual job planning process agreed under the New Consultant Contract.

*Please note that the job description for this role is pending Royal College approval

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will provide clinical and professional leadership in the Team and will take part in management activities related to the post and the wider service within which it is embedded
  • Service development and quality improvement in line with the Trust's vision, values and objectives are core responsibilities.
  • The consultant psychiatrist is expected to establish good working relationships with the GPs in the West Locality.
  • Medical staff of the West Locality Team work as part of the multidisciplinary team delivering a community service to clients with the full range of mental and behavioural disorders. The post-holder is expected to participate in the CPA reviews, multi-disciplinary meetings, training, supervision of staff in the team, and the completion of relevant documentation.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

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

Objectives of the post continued...
  • The post-holder is expected to ensure appropriate clinical documentation, to collaborate with GPs, hospital doctors, and primary care clinicians regarding the physical healthcare of the patients and to take a lead within the Pathway to ensure team patients receive the appropriate level of physical healthcare.

  • The Teams are expected to actively manage their caseloads to facilitate recovery enabling patients to return to Primary Care once they are able, and to respond to new patients as they are referred.

  • Staff in the Locality Teams remain closely involved in the management of their clients during periods within the Acute Care Service with a view to actively facilitating discharge from in-patient care and the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team without delay.

  • As a senior clinician, the post-holder has an integral role in maintaining the performance of the team, in further development of the service and clinical pathways.

  • The post-holder is expected to maintain compliance with all legal obligations as prescribed by the Mental Health Act (MHA) and the Ministry of Justice. The post-holder is expected to assess patients under the MHA and make recommendations under the MHA and to act as Responsible Clinician (RC) for patients detained under a S17A Mental Health Act 1983 (Community Treatment Order).

  • Part of the role of the post-holder is the supervision of junior medical staff and to observe compliance with the requirements of the Health Education England.

  • The post-holder is expected to report concerns about professional conduct or competence of medical or other colleagues.

  • The post-holder is expected to demonstrate willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service needs and to be actively involved in providing leadership and management to the service. Ensuring fair access to services for all is part of this remit.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

Person Specification Qualifications & Experience Essential
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council UK
  • On the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining a CCT
  • Training and clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and management of adults with and mental disorders
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Procedures
  • Excellent clinical skills with experience of Community Psychiatric assessments
  • Section 12 MHA Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK or equivalent
  • Additional degree or equivalent
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK
  • Membership of a Medical Defence Organisation
  • Experience in teaching with ability to use a wide range of
  • Clinical supervision skills training
  • Research Experience
Management & Audit Essential
  • Experience of medical audit / Quality Improvement projects
  • Management skills
  • Management qualification
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring
Service Development Essential
  • Understanding of leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training
  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership
IT Experience & Skills Essential
  • Experience in data gathering and management
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use e-mail and internet
  • Familiarity with electronic recording systems
Personal Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the NHS
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • UK Driving Licence

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