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Consultant Psychiatrist – Eating Disorder Service – Salford

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

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Eating Disorders
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking for a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist with Eating Disorder expertise and experience to join our Eating Disorder Service in Salford. This is a newly commissioned post created by service redesign and added investment.

We are a dynamic and innovative Trust providing an excellent environment in which employees can develop and progress in their career. We value work- life balance and support our staff in achieving this.

We wish to recruit a Consultant Psychiatrist with considerable experience in the assessment and treatment of Eating disorders in a community setting. This will include a thorough knowledge and practice of working within NICE Guidelines for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and OFSED, diagnosing and treating physical and psychiatric co-morbidities where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver complex assessments, undertake physical examinations and order and interpret baseline investigations and provide expert medical input to the Eating Disorder MDT and to the wider system. Given the interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on expert psychological formulation and treatment within this Service we are looking for someone who thrives on team working and thinking in a psychologically informed way about this patient group whilst providing medical expertise. Experience of working within a Liaison Psychiatry or Medical Psychotherapy setting would be an advantage as would be possession of MRCP or RCGP.

The Consultant will provide joint clinical leadership for the Eating Disorder service with the Clinical Lead , Dr Magdalene Sampson, Clinical Psychologist

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

This is an exciting time to join our dedicated teams to support further development of our community mental health services following the development of a new Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was rated as Good in February 2018 by CQC, with outstanding Substance Misuse services and outstanding for being Well Led.

The consultant will work flexibly in consultation with the team and service manager, the local Head of Operations and the Lead Consultant. In addition to the usual clinical duties associated with a post of this type, it is expected that the post- holder will take on some additional responsibilities in line with the time available, including close working with partners and stakeholders, service development work, service evaluation and a clear responsibility for service leadership in conjunction with the operational managers.

The Team has access to the walk- in Broomwell ECG and phlebotomy clinic 5 days per week to for accessible and efficient cardio-metabolic monitoring.

As part of the City Wide service provision there is a weekly Central Manchester Community meeting you can join which alternates peer supervision group with managerial support and updates and you will be expected to be closely involved in Quality and Governance , particularly on learning from incidents and supporting the physical health agenda. You will join the Manchester EDS Consultant in weekly meetings and be part of a wider Eating Disorder network within the Region

Consultants are actively supported by the Lead Consultant and encouraged to develop special interests within SPA time. Research time and support from Manchester academics can be facilitated.

It may be possible to have an additional paid SPA for research or Special Interest. This can be discussed with Dr Clarke for interested candidates.

The Trust offers a generous study budget and leave allowance which would be available pro rata for this post..

It is also expected your role would include liaison with other agencies including the Local authority, Child Protection teams and Voluntary Sector Agencies. You will need you have an excellent knowledge of safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

JD & PS is pending Royal College approval. Successful applicants will be provided this at later stage.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent Medical Qualification
  • Higher Degree in Medical Education
Eligibility Essential
  • Registered with GMC
  • In good standing with GMC

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