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Consultant Adult Psychiatrist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a full-time (10PAs + 10% R&R) Consultant Psychiatrist to join Kirkby Community Mental Health Team for adults of working age.

If successful in your application for this replacement full time post (10 PAs), you will join a dynamic and dedicated multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality assessment and treatment of for adults with psychosis and other severe mental illnesses referred from linked general practices from the Kirkby area.

This is an exciting time to be joining adult mental health services with the implementation of a new clinical model that is already yielding improvements in care throughout the pathway, supported by more effective team working with primary care and adult inpatient acute care colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Mersey Care NHS FT is an innovative well led Trust, with an aspiration of Perfect Care for all of its service users, delivered through a supportive Just Culture environment for staff. For Consultant Psychiatrists it offers excellent opportunities for professional development, research and medical management roles. As a Global Digital Exemplar Mersey Care is developing digital applications to support the implementation of its 'Zero Suicide Policy' and the use of predictive analytics in mental health which will assist clinicians with their decision making and risk prioritisation.

We look forward to hearing from applicants with a passion for supporting colleagues with their professional expertise and leadership qualities, and making contributions to service developments in the field of Adult Psychiatry.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nish Mathew , Clinical Director for Sefton and Kirkby.

0151 250 5305/0151 250 5322

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties of post holder

Hold Consultant Psychiatrist responsibility for Kirkby CMHT

Be actively involved in the leadership, management and decision making within the Community Mental Health Team

Utilise a flexible approach to delivery of clinical care so that it best meets the needs of service users and carers.

Supervise and support team members who carry out assessments of patients referred to the team.

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.

Support MDT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies

Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multiprofessional meetings

Contribute to the development of the service and be actively involved in the critical evaluation of its effectiveness over time.

Ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the medical records and undertake administrative duties associated with the care of the patient.

Foster relationships between staff within each organisation, and also with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

To act as team responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and as required participate in Trusts risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings(H-RAMM)

Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including; inpatient units, other community mental health teams, specialist services and primary care.

Liaison with families / carers other stakeholders and interested parties

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with IAPT services and other community mental health teams and primary care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCPsych
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • Additional clinical qualifications
Eligability Essential
  • Fully registered with GMC with a licence to practice
  • 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 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical knowledge and skills 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 and lifelong learning Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • 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.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details Employer name
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Northwood House


L33 0YE

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