We are seeking to recruit a full time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist to provide clinical leadership as part of the CAMEO Early Intervention in Psychosis Service in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). The post will be based in Peterborough and comes with a £20k Recruitment and Retention Premium
(Terms and conditions apply).
The focus within CAMEO is on recognising and treating psychotic experiences early to provide better outcomes and an improved chance of recovery. CAMEO is expanding to become a 3-year age inclusive (14-65) early intervention in psychosis service. It also offers assessment for and treatment to people who are at risk of developing psychosis. CAMEO has strong links with the department of psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and is involved in world class research projects. CAMEO has influenced changes in policies and practice at national and international level.
CPFT is a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners, working together with the University of Cambridge Clinical School. We are also aligned with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry which is internationally recognised as a 5* leading centre for research.
Applicants must have GMC registration with a Licence to Practice and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of their CCT date at interview.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide assessment and treatment for all patients with early psychosis in their area. They will work alongside a multidisciplinary early intervention in psychosis team, including psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and others, to cover a geographical patch around Peterborough. In addition to direct clinical care, the post holders are expected to be active in teaching and training - including medical students, staff members and psychiatry trainees.
Depending on the interests of the post holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management, service development, and under/post-graduate teaching. There are excellent links with the academic department and the potential for consultants to be involved in research. There is an excellent CPD programme and opportunities for professional development.
CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.
For further information on CPFT please visit our website www.cpft.nhs.uk
Job description Job responsibilities The Post
The post is based in the CAMEO Early Intervention in Psychosis Service in Peterborough.
CAMEO is a multi-award-winning community mental health service for people aged who are experiencing a first-episode psychosis. The focus is on recognising and treating psychotic experiences early to provide better outcomes and an improved chance of recovery. CAMEO is expanding to become a 3-year age inclusive (14-65) early intervention in psychosis service. CAMEO provides a whole raft of needs, including educational and vocational plans, as well as with housing, finances, and leisure activities. The psychological approaches include cognitive behaviour therapy, group and individual work, family work and brief family focus groups, and a range of interventions to help people to get back to college, work and develop social skills. It also offers assessment for and treatment to people who are at risk of developing psychosis. CAMEO accepts direct referrals from any source, including patients and relatives. CAMEO has strong links with the department of psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and is involved in world class research projects. CAMEO has influenced changes in policies and practice at national and international level.
The post holder will be one of two consultant psychiatrists in the team and provide assessment and treatment for all patients with early psychosis in their area. They will work alongside a passionate and highly committed multidisciplinary early intervention in psychosis team, including psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and others, to cover a geographical patch around Peterborough. In addition to direct clinical care, the post holders are expected to be active in teaching and training including medical students, staff members and psychiatry trainees.
Depending on the interests of the post holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in management, service development, psychological and family interventions, and under/post-graduate teaching. CAMEO service is very popular and highly regarded by medical students and offers a regular elective option to the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The post holder is expected to form close working relationships with team managers and to provide support and supervision to junior doctors in their teams. The post may be assigned Core Trainees, Specialty Trainees, Foundation Year Trainees or Specialty Doctors.
Key Clinical Responsibilities
The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the CAMEO service. They will contribute to assessment of patients referred to the service for diagnosis and treatment of patients with early symptoms of psychosis and support MDT members who also carry out assessments and manage such patients. They will help to facilitate accurate diagnosis and timely interventions so that treatment can be delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with the recovery model. They will also provide ongoing treatments to patients that are evidence based and supported by NICE guidelines maintaining a bio psychosocial approach. As clinical leader, they will work closely with the senior leadership team to ensure that the new NHS Standards for early intervention services are met and delivered beyond expectations, with the view to become an accredited early intervention in psychosis service by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Post holder is required to maintain Section 12(2) status and Approved Clinician status and have a comprehensive awareness of Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Care Act legislation. They will be expected to participate in Mental Health Act assessments when possible and share Responsible Clinician status for patients in the service on supervised community treatment orders in the locality.
The post holder is expected to be committed to a multidisciplinary approach to care and actively contribute to MDT meetings and formulation meetings and work in close collaboration with team members, care coordinators, other CPFT services and statutory agencies as required for the care of community patients. The CAMEO consultant is expected to support research activities within the service and ensure care is delivered to the highest quality.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to the collection of clinical information to ensure further service development and to enable audit, participate in clinical governance activities and contribute to the day-to-day management and to the overall service development agenda through collaboration with managerial and clinical colleagues.
The Trust is developing its services in line with modernised psychiatric practice. Consultants are actively involved in planning and developing services, and there will be opportunities to engage in quality improvement and service development work that is ongoing in the Trust. Professional Responsibilities Training and Development
Post holder is expected to participate in the Trusts annual Appraisal process and to attend all relevant mandatory training as and when required to do so.
The post holder will be expected to take part in regular supervision, annual appraisal and annual job planning.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Full GMC registration and licence to practice
- MBBS or equivalent
- Approved Clinician Status or eligible to attend training
Entry criteria for the grade Essential
- Specialty Registration in specialty
- CCT in relevant specialty or within 6 months of attainment of Higher Training CCT at time of interview
- Shall have equivalent experience and competencies recognised by GMC
- Experience of teaching and supervision of doctors in training.
- Experience of multi-disciplinary working
- Publications in the field of psychiatry
- Previous experience working in early intervention services
- Ability to take a clinical lead
- Management skills
Qualities and Attributes Essential
- Ability to demonstrate/develop and understanding of service within the wider context of NHS Mental Health Services and PCTs.
- Experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment within tight budgetary restraints
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