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Consultant Psychiatrist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year plus 10% recruitment & retention premia
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Adult
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Community Mental Health Transformation is a three year project and is expected to radically transform the way we deliver services with an emphasis on an integrated care model.

An approved model and framework has been developed for Cheshire & Merseyside by the three NHS mental health providers and this can be seen below. The ethos of this is that service users are able to step-up/ down from services quickly and easily as needed ensuring they have access to the right person/ group in the right place at the right time, with wider communities playing the main part in providing ongoing support.

The role of the Consultant for Primary Care Mental Health will be crucial in facilitating transforming the culture of the system to ensure that mental health is seen as everyone's business and to support wider community involvement moving towards most care being provided by our voluntary and third sector partners. This will ensure that when people need to step-up for additional specialist support they receive this quickly to prevent relapse or exacerbation of symptoms.

Main duties of the job

The postholder is not expected to manage and hold a caseload, but to provide a consultative model to support MDT working with GPs and PCMHPs. The role will require excellent communication skills in order to develop good working relationships with primary care services. The role will require liaison between primary and secondary care services as part of wider MDT working. There will be an educational element offering teaching, advice and support to GPs, Pharmacists and PCMHPs

As the Consultant Psychiatrist, the post holder will provide medical leadership to the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners and as a peer support to GP colleagues.

The post holder will be expected to provide leadership to a team whose role is to (initially) provide a needs-led assessment (and as the service evolves brief intervention treatment) for people with low to moderate mental health difficulties. The team will provide a mental health service for young people presenting to the GP surgery with mild to moderate mental health problems.

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

As the Consultant Psychiatrist, the post holder will provide medical leadership to the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners and as a peer support to GP colleagues.

The post holder will be expected to provide leadership to a team whose role is to (initially) provide a needs-led assessment (and as the service evolves brief intervention treatment) for people with low to moderate mental health difficulties. The team will provide a mental health service for young people presenting to the GP surgery with mild to moderate mental health problems. In addition to mental health and risk assessments, the team will provide support for the delivery of self-help material and/or onward sign-posting or referral to other services.

It is essential to the success of the service that local community partnerships with Primary Care, local authority, third sector and voluntary organisations are developed and maintained, to remove barriers ensuring timely, effective care for people with more severe conditions.

The post holder will be enabled to work in a consultative manner, being accessible to team members, GP and primary care staff, patient and carers, for the provision of expert advice and interventions in a timely manner. It is anticipated that the team members will have clear and open communication with each other.

The post holder will operate within a multi-disciplinary team, which includes health staff and wider communities.

The post holder will be expected to lead MDT discussion at local and Trust level maintaining close relationships with consultant colleagues in secondary mental health teams to support smooth pathways and allow an easy step up-step down approach for those people accessing services. It is expected that the postholder would be responsive and flexible to the needs of the team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCPsych
Eligibility Essential
  • 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 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Transport Essential
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
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
Academic skills 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 use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes


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