Consultant General Adult Psychiatry-Inpatient-Bronte Ward

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated consultants and other members of the multidisciplinary teams to help shape a modernising mental health service, which has been transformed following recent changes in community settings and inpatient provision.

The consultant psychiatrist will be working at Laureate House within the inpatient part of the Manchester, Trafford and city wide services Directorate. The inpatient services in Manchester accept admissions from across the whole city via a bed management service, and when necessary there is support for admissions out of area. Inpatient services in Manchester experience considerable demand for places and there is an improvement programme which will develop the acute care pathway to help reduce this demand.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical leadership for the ward team and trainees
  • The ward has 20 beds and patients can be admitted from across the trust's patch
  • Conduct regular ward reviews and ward rounds, support the team to complete CPA
  • Undertake assessments of admissions to the service
  • Assist team to diagnose and formulate management plans in all presentations.
  • Assessment and management of risk including of vulnerability, suicide risk, risks to health and safety and risk of harm to others.
  • Coordinate care with input from pharmacists, occupational therapists, and psychology staff
  • Preparation of Mental Health Review Tribunal and Managers' Hearings reports and attendance at subsequent hearings.

Preparation of consent to treatment paperwork as well as any other MHA work such as section 17 leave, section renewals and CTOs

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the associate medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
  • Ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • Record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • Participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
Experience Essential
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others

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