We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Consultant psychiatrist to form part of a high calibre consultant peer group in the heart of London and to work in an established multidisciplinary community mental health team in Westminster. We are inclusive and people focussed. We offer a range of development opportunities to build and expand consultant clinical and leadership portfolios both for newly qualified and established consultants. We welcome applications from candidates within 6 months of CCT. Please note, the Job Description is pending approval from the Royal College
Main duties of the job
This is a 0.6 WTE Consultant Psychiatrist role in Victoria community mental health team aka Victoria PCN. The post sits within Jameson Division in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which holds mental health services within the inner London boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, and the outer boroughs of Brent and Harrow. The post holder will provide consultant clinical leadership for the team and will be clinical supervisor for a higher psychiatric trainee (ST4-6). He/she will work alongside another consultant colleague Dr Sara Ketteley who is also the local clinical tutor and supervises a core psychiatric trainee (CT1-3). On call duties include covering the inpatient base at St Charles hospital and St Mary's or Chelsea Westminster A&Es. There is a middle/second on call tier through higher trainees and first on call provision is provided by resident junior doctors. The post holder will be part of a consultant peer group in South Westminster.
Westminster adult mental health service provides a range of mental health services for adults across the age range within the community and in hospital settings. These are integrated health and social care services. Many services across the Boroughs of Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are now integrated because of the synergies of the two patches, with members of the senior management often having overarching responsibilities.
Community services in Westminster are evolving in line with the NHSE Long Term Plan. Most of the service is commissioned by Central London CCG and that part of community mental health services has undergone a transformation program and been redesigned as an integrated care partnership around the four Primary Care Networks (PCN) in the catchment area. Two mental health hubs provide an overarching structure in the North and the South of the borough respectively, within which there are functional groupings serving each Primary Care Network (PCN). The hubs' provision is all-inclusive - serving the whole continuum of mental health problems and containing within a single structure a wide range of professionals (see organogram below). In the South hub the two functional units are the West End PCN team and the Victoria PCN team. The resource in the organogram below is more or less equally divided between these two functional units.
Job description Job responsibilities Job responsibilities Provide senior clinical advice and support to the daily triage, MDT and other regular clinical team meetings. Ensure with the team that all referrals are triaged daily and responded to in a timely way Assessment of new patients and clinical supervision of assessments carried out by other junior medical staff as indicated. Review complex needs patients to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place Mental Health Act related-work Domiciliary visits to provide assessment and treatment services as a member of the CMHT Domiciliary assessments in response to emergencies Occasional psychiatric assessments of residents who may be in crisis in another borough. Ensure that physical health needs are addressed Review and monitoring of the caseload to ensure appropriate care packages are put in place and discharges facilitated to maintain patient flow. Develop good working relationships with local GPs and other providers Provide mental health advice and support to GPs and primary care clinicians by surgery visits and other means, to assist patient management in the primary care setting Close liaison with the wards to facilitate admission and discharge planning. Liaison with CRHTT, Psychiatric Liaison Services, AMHP services and Forensic Services in the borough. Develop working relationships with local voluntary sector services in order to support and promote recovery Following the cross-cover protocol that has been agreed with another team or colleague which will make sure appropriate cover is in place during absences.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
- MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- Additional clinical qualifications
- 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 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Approved under S12
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience Essential
- Excellent knowledge in specialty
- 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
- Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
Academic Skills and Lifelong learning Essential
- 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
- 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
- Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR willing to use public transport for travel during work
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