The Crisis and homebased treatment team has the primary aim of ensuring that a high-quality alternative to acute psychiatric admission exists for those individuals in the locality who are experiencing a crisis related to severe mental health problems. The service is gatekeeper to all Inpatient beds to allow consideration of alternatives to Inpatient care. The service also aims to provide an effective In Reach Service to facilitate early discharge from hospital. A member of the Crisis/IHT Team regularly attends the Inpatient 24 Hour Report out and provides clear communication links between the two services. A member of the Crisis/IHT Team attends Discharge Planning Meetings as appropriate and works with the Care Coordinator to facilitate discharge. It is a 24-hour, 365 day per year service and is capable of a rapid response seeing all urgent referrals within 4 hours. It is a multidisciplinary team comprising staff from a variety of disciplines.
There is an expectation that the Consultant will attend team daily huddles which is where patients are discussed, Consultants will be required to support the team on a day-to-day basis and review patients as and when necessary. The Consultant will also attend weekly Supercell meeting (attended by Team manager, Consultant, Advanced practitioner, Psychologist etc.) to discuss team and patient related issues.
Main duties of the job
The expectations of the clinical work are that the post holder will provide consultant input in line with the principles of New Ways of Working. The core clinical work will involve assessments at home or at North Moore House, formulation, review-and leadership meetings and Mental Health Act-related work. Consultant will be expected to respond to emergencies/Mental Health work for the non-working day of the EIP consultant and vice versa.
There is an AMHP rota, together with the Crisis team, which gate keeps beds, and facilitates MHA assessments. Inpatient services will be provided from Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough primarily.
We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.
We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.
With an annual operating income of over £420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers. Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.
Job description Job responsibilities
A full job description and person specification for this post can be found attached to this advert .
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
- Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register in the Specialty or within 6 months of gaining CCT
- Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
- Included on the GMC Specialist Register.
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice.
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
- MRCPsych or equivalent e.g. CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
- Additional clinical qualifications.
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