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Consultant Psychiatrist in Assertive Outreach Team

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Full Time
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The team is multi-disciplinary, working with people aged 18-65years within the York and Selby location.

The team is well established in the locality and was set up in 1999 as an assertive outreach team following the Policy Implementation Guidelines developed at the time. It has evolved and responded to local and national changes. Whilst it still works with clients who have longer term problems who find it difficult to engage with other services it now also works with a broader range of clients.

In 2018 the team developed an out of area cell with the aim of actively working with patients who were in hospital placements out of the locality. The aim was to actively work with the person and staff to ensure that the best care contract was established, and that people could be repatriated back to the locality soon as possible.

The core clinical work will involve outpatient clinics, home visit, formulation, review, leadership meetings and Mental Health Act-related work. This is particularly related to the management of people subject to Community Treatment Orders. The direct clinical workload centres on 3 sessions of planned patient contact but with availability across the week for urgent work. The nature of the work means that there is a high degree of flexibility necessary, including a need to work with people to support timely discharge out of area.

Main duties of the job

Take part in assessments, follow-up and joint working of patients to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team.

Provide input to multidisciplinary discussions of assessments and management plans

Work jointly with colleagues from other disciplines and all relevant agencies to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care and treatment.

The appointee must be approved under Section 12(2) MHA 1983.

To contribute to postgraduate teaching and supervision of junior doctors.

The appointee must be able to travel independently.

About us

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 Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research, or management.
  • MRCPsych postgraduate qualification or CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) qualification.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
Experience Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • 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
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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