Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - Inpatients- Willow Ward

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£84,559 to £114,003 a year N/A
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a permanent full time General Adult Consultant PsychiatristInpatient Service - Female Ward

Full time: 40 Hours per week (10 PAs) + on call supplement

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic individual to provide high quality care to patients with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions, ensuring that assessment of interventions are provided in a sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate way.

Main duties of the job

Management of patients in the 18 beds, ward rounds and reviews/tribunals and work related to the Mental Health ActManagement of complex cases

Clinical leadership of the team

Providing a role in assessment of referrals/admissions

Care planning and treatment formulation

Providing guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectivenessLiaising and collaborating with other services/agencies

Implementing the Mental Health ActMulti-disciplinary, multi-agency and partnership working

About us

Being part of a large and diverse London based Trust enables clinicians to access alternative learning and experience opportunities.

The post is based on the hospital campus at Milton Keynes University Hospital and there is office space and administration support for this post. There is a large faculty of consultants across mental health and a comprehensive program of professional development to which the successful candidate will have access. A personal budget for CPD is allocated to each consultant annually. There is also access to apply for CEA awards.

As a new consultant in the team you will be offered a place on the Management and Leadership Course run by the Trust, in conjunction with Imperial College. The Trust also has a partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), giving you the opportunity to gain knowledge in improvement science and enhance your skills and confidence to understand healthcare systems and successfully implement change.

Job description Job responsibilities

This role is based within Willow ward; the female ward. A significant proportion of admissions are for patients who have a personality disorder. The team, led by the Consultant, offers a comprehensive assessment and treatment package of person-centered care to all patients. Ward rounds take place three times per week to allow for care plans to be monitored and close collaboration with patients, families and carers focusing on recovery. The team work towards facilitating timely discharge from hospital by working closely with colleagues in the crisis and community services.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the matron, ward manager, nurses and other members of the MDT to constantly ensure high quality care is delivered. Daily Safety Huddles and Weekly Bed Management meetings are core elements of this role to ensure the flow of patients is good and the provision of care is safe and effective. The Consultant will lead on quality improvement initiatives and work with the team to implement new ways of working to benefit the patient.Willow ward has approximately 200 admissions per year and the average length of stay is around 55 days

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • ?Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • CCT accreditation in either CAMHS or Learning Disabilities or within six months of achieving CCT
  • ?Additional clinical qualifications.
Eligibility Essential
  • ?Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • ?Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months
  • ?Approved clinician status
  • ?Approved under S12
  • ?In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Transport Essential
  • ?Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
  • ?Excellent knowledge in acute care with an interest in working with females presenting with complex mental health disorders
  • ?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
  • ?Excellent leadership and multi-disciplinary working skills
  • ?Experience of using quality improvement methodology and service development
  • ?Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • ?Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • ?Participated in continuous professional development
  • ?Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • ?Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • ?Has actively participated in clinical audit.
  • ?Supervisory and management experience.
  • ?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.

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