Consultant Psychiatrist with NSTEP (South)

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
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We are delighted to invite applications for a new part-time 0.6 WTE consultant psychiatrist in our Early intervention for Psychosis Service. The post is for the south NSTEP (Northamptonshire Services for the Treatment of Early psychosis) team. This post has been created following further investment received for the expansion of our early intervention service.

The service is divided into two teams north and south. There is a substantive full-time consultant currently in post countywide. The role will be based in Northampton. We are a flexible working service that provides NICE concordant care to patients with first episode psychosis between the ages of 14 and 65, and also have a separate psychology-led parallel ARMS (At Risk Mental State) service under the umbrella of Early intervention.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with a fantastic MDT that consist of admin, nurses (4 are NMPs), an occupational therapist, psychologists, CBTp therapist, a part-time staff grade and a full-time core trainee, support and carer support workers, and an employment specialist.

Clinical duties include specialist assessment of new referrals, ongoing routine and urgent patient reviews and MHA related work. There is exciting opportunity to be involved in the national NCAP/EIP audit, linking in with the East Midlands EIP network, and leading in service development. There is opportunity for getting involved in training and teaching of medical students, junior doctors and NMPs.

Please see the linked job description for person specification and more details of our beautiful county, our service and organisation, that will excite you to join us in our journey forward.

About us

As a health and wellbeing organisation here at team NHFT we are dedicated to continually innovate and strive to make a difference to our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas with safe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy and the changing demands of our community.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Consultant input to the Early intervention Team (N-STEP team South), provide medical leadership to the service working closely with the operational manager and other members of the EIP leadership team, and work towards continually improving the service to meet national EIP standards. Actively participate in the development and implementation of clinical governance in the Trust supported by the Clinical Governance Support Team/clinical audit programmes. All medical staff are expected to undertake clinical and service audits which are recognised in the annual appraisal and job planning process and work closely with the managers within the Service and be involved in the planning, development and management of perinatal services in the count

Person Specification Behaviours and Values Essential
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of A MDT
  • Able to form a good working relationship with the peer group
  • Willingness to undertake training and CPD in areas appropriate to this post
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to participate in in-house training
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • On Specialist Register/CCT in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Approval under Section12 of the Mental Health Act and able to act as Responsible Clinician.
  • Minimum of six years postgraduate experience (including three years as SpR in approved training post) or equivalent
  • Part of this period may be in a post of equivalent responsibility and training.
  • Additional Postgraduate Qualifications / experience in EIP
  • Publication of original research or service evaluation/audit projects
  • Management training
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.
  • Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences including courts and tribunals
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior Medical Staff and other MDT members
  • To balance individual requirements against those of the Directorate and Trust as a whole.
  • An understanding of the political and financial framework within which the Services operate
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an MDT.
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fluid clinical environment

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