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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Adult Mental Health

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

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Full Time
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This exciting 10 PA post has come about due to increased financial provision into the area. The post will be shared with another Full-time consultant who will work in the central area of the city. This post covers the provision of medical leadership to the Outer area of the Scarborough Community Mental Health Team (SICT). The division between outer and central sections is purely for medical cover purposes and follows an equitable division of local GP surgeries. The community team continues to operate as one community team. The job is split into 3 sessions of supporting professional activities (SPA) and 7 sessions of direct clinical care (DCC) and it is hoped that the post-holder will be encouraged to use the SPA provision within this post to engage in research, education or service development in conjunction with local colleagues in order to ensure that this can occur in formal protected time. The appointed consultant will be expected to provide key medical leadership to Community Mental Health Team in Scarborough. The post holder is not expected to hold a care coordination role but may be expected to be the clinical lead for a specific cohort of patients stabilised on Clozapine and Lithium treatments (estimated caseload of 20-30 patients).

Main duties of the job

The post holder with provide consultant leadership in line with the principles of New Ways of Working to the Outer section of the Community Mental Health Team in Scarborough.

The community team is based at The Ellis Centre. The community team delivers care based on the principles of productive and purposeful care (PPC) to deliver clinical services which aspire to improve the quality and efficiency of our patients care journey.

The post-holders core clinical duties will involve formulation, review and leadership meetings, MHAct related work, and involvement in complex care planning meetings. Based on Royal College recommendations, Outpatient work will comprise 3,5 PAs; Clinical Admin 1 PA; MDT work 1 PA; Emergencies 1 PA and MHA work 0,5 PAs. There will be flexibility around this guide depending on team requirements and support.

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 or equivalent postgraduate qualification (CESR) Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration
  • 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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