Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a new post created as part of developing a core 24 liaison psychiatry service in Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a high functioning Core 24 liaison psychiatry service in Central and East Cheshire. The team provides mental health services to those over 16 years old at Leighton General Hospital, Crewe.

The post holder will work alongside an existing full time consultant liaison psychiatrist in the team.

The successful applicant will work within a network of enthusiastic liaison services and multi-disciplinary teams working across Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust. In addition, the post-holder will have an important role to play in the development and delivery of the liaison psychiatry services across the footprint of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust.

Applicants who are interested in working part-time are also welcomed.

Main duties of the job

ClinicalTo contribute to the provision of a liaison psychiatry service to Central and East Cheshire. As a consultant, this particularly includes diagnosis and advice re medication and holistic management, in addition to being involved in mental health act assessments. The applicant would be expected to work with patients from the age of 16 years and upwards.

To actively liaise with Leighton and Macclesfield Hospitals, as well as colleagues in CWP, primary care, social services and voluntary sectors, to develop and deliver liaison services.

To provide clinical supervision to members of the liaison psychiatry team.

EducationAn important part of the team's work is the provision of education, training and support for the non-mental health trained general hospital staff. The post holder will be expected to take an active role in this area.

As a consultant, the post holder would be expected to contribute to the training and development of other staff within the liaison psychiatry team as well as professionals of the acute hospital.

Consultants are required to contribute to teaching meetings held weekly during the year, both in terms of chairing meetings, supporting liaison trainees presenting at meetings and giving talks themselves.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification ACADEMIC SKILLS & 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
Desirable
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients
Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & 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
Desirable
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service


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