Psychiatric Specialty Doctor in Acute Care Pathway

Solent NHS Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a session
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are a remarkable General Adult Psychiatrist, you will be a perfect fit within our team in Portsmouth. (Because Solent NHS Trust is remarkable too.). This is a fantastic opportunity make a real difference in an organisation famed for its values and sense of social purpose.

We have chosen to expand our Acute Adult Inpatient and PICU Consultant Team. The team that we already employ have repeatedly been invited to talk both nationally and regionally about the inspirational nature of the care we deliver. You will make us even better as an additional member of the MDT which includes SAS and trust grade doctors, trainees, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners. As a Trust, we are recognised by our commitment to community-based care which is led by our quality inpatient services delivering best care with brief length of admissions.

All NHS trusts have values. We live by ours. You will thrive with the opportunity to lead the development of your own clinical role, grow your personal career targets, and implement hopes for innovation. You will be encouraged to work in a way that suits you including technology to allow some of your role to be off-site. We focus on developing creative and innovative solutions by attracting and retaining high calibre individuals who can deliver. This is all self-determination.

We've built a culture of respect. We support each other. We keep our promises. We go above-and-beyond.

Main duties of the job

This post has been created to expand the current team of inpatient consultants working within the acute care pathway. This job will be as an extra senior clinician working with the 3rd consultants. The target of the trust is to establish an even better clinician to patient ratio and create a stable and exciting job within an established team to allow best care.

The current acute model has a full-time consultant responsible for the PICU ward, and a full-time consultant for the Acute adult ward. There is also full-time consultant cover for the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT).

As a new post the successful candidate will join this team to deliver care with the wards. How inpatient care responsibility will be shared will be based on ensuring equal workloads for all, and possibly meeting any special interests. Any plan that is agreed by our frontline clinicians will be supported by Trust management. (This is the culture within Solent)

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To provide clinical input to the inpatient wards covering community patients the city. This includes patient contact, MDT working, record keeping, risk management. All these roles withing the expectations of GMC good medical practice domains.

*When qualifies and seen to be appropriate to participate in emergency Mental Health Act assessments in the community and Police assessment centre.

*To develop good communication with other parts of the service to promote seamless patient pathways and excellent continuity of care.

*To provide excellent communication between the service and other bodies e.g. police, GP's.

*To take an active role in audit and clinical governance, including participation in the Trust audit programme.

*To take part in a yearly enhanced appraisal process and revalidation.

*To continue excellence in teaching and guidance to trainees and medical staff as well as other disciplines..

*To ensure adherence of the policies of the trust and to promote this in others.

*To fulfil other duties as deemed appropriate.

*To cooperate with reasonable changes to the job plan as required.

*Exceptional event work to cover emergency leave or cover within the adult mental health service. This is only within area of specialist expertise.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Included on the General Medical Council (GMC) Register
  • Experience of OPMH, and forensic psychiatry.
  • Management training or qualifications.
  • In good standing with the Royal College of Psychiatrists' CPD (established Consultants only).
Experience Essential
  • Wide clinical experience in General Psychiatry with exposure to specialities in training.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working.
  • Experience of multi-agency work, especially with user, carer, and voluntary organisations.
  • Experience in General Practice or primary care liaison
  • Experience in remote working and IT skills base.
  • Experience within NHS or understanding of NHS structures
  • Experience of community orientated services for people with severe mental illness.

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