Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a General Medical Council (GMC) Sponsor employer. This opportunity is open to UK based and International candidates.
The Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) service provides assessment and treatment for functional illnesses and an assessment service for all patients aged over and under 65 with memory problems. There is an independent Young Onset Dementia service that works closely with CMHTOP for managing complex cases. Our Care Home Pathway Team was awarded best older adults service in the country by Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020.The team is at the forefront of the national drive towards integration of community services and works in partnership with community services, social care, primary care, and the voluntary sector and provides seamless support to older residents.
This appointment is for a full-time substantive Consultant Psychiatrist (10 PA's) who will be responsible for providing input to the Mid and East CMHTOP Care Home Pathway of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust teams.
Referrals received predominantly from local General Practitioners in line with the current service specification. Post holder will cover care homes in the two CMHTOP sectors.
Main duties of the job
You will have:
- A recognised basic Medical Degree and MRCPsych or equivalent
- Full Medical Registration (GMC) with a Licence to Practice
- Eligibility for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months at time of Interview/Assessment) or equivalent
- Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
- Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills
- Salary: NHS Consultant Grade £84,559 - £114,003 + £149 fringe
- Relocation allowance: up to £8000
- Sponsorship for international candidates: £3100
- NHS Pension: employer’s contribution 14.38% depending on amount of pensionable pay
- Subsidised Nursery places
- Car Scheme: tax saving up to £6000
- Nuffield Gym Membership
- Generous annual leave
- Generous CPD allowance
- Up to 2.5 SPA
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey & North-East Hampshire. We deliver high quality care across our 140 services and we employ over 2,500 staff serving a population of 1.3 million. Our services are provided in community settings, hospitals, and residential homes.
We provide a comprehensive range of services including in the community and hospital settings: talking therapies, mental health services for adults, children and adolescents, drug, and alcohol, learning disability, eating disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder clinic, forensic and other mental health.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
Job description Job responsibilities
- The post holder will be responsible for delivering consultant psychiatric input to patients referred to and accepted for treatment by the CMHTOP in line with the agreed criteria and commissioned care pathways. The work will therefore involve the assessment and psychiatric treatment of patients either directly or through the supervision of other team members.
- The post holder will also be expected to provide clinical leadership to the CMHTOP and to act as a consultant/advisor to the team in line with models of practice recognised under ‘New Ways of Working’ particularly with respect to patients whose mental health needs are complex and carry high risk.
- The post holder will be expected to assess referrals including urgent ones, both working independently and with other team members. They will personally deliver outpatient clinics each week and will supervise the clinical caseload of the specialty doctor and the trainee doctor.
- The post holder is expected to develop, alongside other colleagues in the team, effective liaison with partner organisations and other local agencies. Development of a collaborative approach to team working with the other consultants in the service is essential.
- The post holder will be expected to consider all safe community treatment options with the multi-disciplinary team for treatment prior to referring patients to the Trust wide 24/7 inpatient services located at Farnham Road Hospital and Abraham Cowley Unit (functional patients) and Meadows, West Park Hospital (organic patients). There is access to Home Treatment Team service out of hours/ weekends/ bank holidays for patients with functional illness.
- The post holder will be expected to work effectively with colleagues from other professional disciplines in the team and to deliver services in a way consistent with the Trust policy for the Care Programme Approach. This includes acting as lead professional for those patients under Statement of Care and working with care coordinators for those whose care plans are organised under CPA.
- The post holder is also expected to liaise effectively with the other teams to ensure effective handover of care when patients transfer between teams as part of the patient pathway.
- The post holder is expected to be involved in the strategic development of the service as a whole and to participate in operational and business planning within the CMHTOP alongside senior team colleagues. There are opportunities for clinical leadership at the local primary care interface meetings attended by local CMHTOP consultant colleagues and GP mental health leads. Most relevant experience needed would be working in Integrated Care System, new model of memory clinic pathways, managing and supervising mental health practitioners linked to primary care pathway, experience in working with crisis resolution and home treatment team and working remotely and experienced in conducting virtual clinics. The clinical records system that the trust uses is SystemOne and the post holder will be required to use this system for all clinical work.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- - A recognised basic Medical Degree and MRCPsych or equivalent
- - Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills
- - Full Medical Registration (GMC) with a Licence to Practice
- - Eligibility for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months at time of Interview/Assessment) or equivalent
- - Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
28 Upper High Street
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