Locum Specialist Psychiatrist in Urgent Care

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£80,693 to £91,584 a year
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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This newly created post is available for any specialty doctors that meet the specialist psychiatrist criteria. You will work in urgent care at Roseberry Park, Middlesbrough alongside consultants, specialty doctors and postgraduate doctors of all grades. This post is currently being advertised as fixed term, however once the job description is approved, the successful post holder will be eligible to apply for the substantive post.

If you are considering applying for any vacancy with Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) please ensure you are comfortable being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The main clinical duties of the post include clinical evaluation and management of patients; formulating a prioritised differential diagnosis, initiating an appropriate management plan and reviewing and adjusting management depending on the outcomes to treatment.

Mental Health Act related statutory work including Hospital Managers and Tribunal hearings; report preparation; and other mental health legislation related activities.

Respecting patients dignity, ensuring confidentiality and appropriate communication where potentially difficult or where barriers exist.

Apply basic principles of public health including population health, promoting health and wellbeing, work, nutrition, exercise, vaccination and illness prevention.

Collaborate with multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams to manage risk and issues across organisations and settings, with respect for and recognition of the roles of other health professionals.

Recognise and take responsibility for safeguarding children, young people and adults, using appropriate systems for identifying, sharing information, recording concerns, obtaining advice and taking action.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in these areas. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the talent management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Please see the Trust's website for information on our exciting journey to change www.tewv.nhs.uk

Job description Job responsibilities

This post will primarily be based in across two of the inpatient wards: Overdale ward is single sex female ward (14-18 beds) and Stockdale ward is single sex male ward (14-18 beds). These wards usually care for patients from the south of Tees localities (Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough areas) however patients from other areas are sometimes admitted depending on bed availability across the Trust. The wards have an average patient length of stay of about 20-25 days.

The acute wards are supported by an on-site PICU (Bedale ward) which has 10 beds and a seclusion facility. The wards have close links with the inpatient rehabilitation service which is based at Lustrum Vale, Stockton on Tees.

The postholder will work collaboratively with a group of senior medics and non-medics in the multidisciplinary team to provide quality and safe care for patients in keeping with Trust policies and protocols.

Each ward has a dedicated ward manager and support of a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist, nurses, pharmacists, OTs, and a physical health nurse. There is support from at least two junior doctors on the wards and there are provisions for appointing trust grade doctors in case there are trainee vacancies.

The majority of patients are detained under the Mental Health Act and the associated statutory work including Hospital Managers and Tribunal hearings; report preparation; and other mental health legislation related activities are part of routine work.

Person Specification Clinical Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills, knowledge and behaviours in the specialty with bio-psycho-social perspective
  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical communication skills showing empathy and sensitivity
  • Able to share decision-making with patients, relatives and carers; treats patients as individuals, promoting a person-centred approach to their care, including self-management
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty in the care of patients; employing expertise and clinical decision making skills of a senior and independent/autonomous practitioner
  • Critically reflects on own competence, understands own limits and seeks help when required.
  • Person-centred and recovery focused
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Teaching & Training Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
CPD & Appraisal Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
Research, Audit & Quality Improvement Essential
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology OR able to achieve within one year of appointment.
Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • At least 12 years postgraduate experience, including at 6 years experience in the relevant specialty (or evidence to show equivalent experience)
  • 3 years as career grade in sub specialty and 3 years core training in speciality.
  • Approved under S12 of MHA
  • Approved clinician status (except for transitional arrangements for existing acting consultants)
  • MRCPsych
Professional Behaviours Essential
  • Able to manage and prioritise workload and cope under pressure
  • Able to work co-operatively both in a multi-disciplinary team and across teams and to delegate appropriately.
  • Critically reflects on own competence, understands own limits and seeks help when required.
  • Critically reflects on own decision-making processes and explains those decisions to others in an honest and transparent way
  • Awareness of appropriate equality and diversity legislation in the context of patient care
  • Able to act as the Responsible Clinician, holding overall responsibility for management, co-ordination, and continuity of patients care throughout their episodes of care

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