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Consultant Psychiatrist in female working age in-patients

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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Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting 10 PA post covers the provision of medical leadership to 13 bedded female acute inpatient ward for working age adults across Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale areas. The hospital site sits within beautiful grounds decorated with flowers, trees and peaceful areas. Carparking at the hospital is free. 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 enhanced 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 the female inpatient ward.

The inpatient post is based at Cross Lane Hospital which is a modern, custom-built, AIMS-accredited psychiatric unit, which also houses an 13-bedded male inpatient unit (Danby), the regional crisis team, Section 136 and seclusion facilities and management, educational and meeting spaces.

Main duties of the job

The post holder with provide consultant leadership in line with the principles of New Ways of Working to the team with which they are associated.

The inpatient portion of the post is based on the female inpatient (Esk) ward at Cross Lane Hospital. The inpatient team aspires to adopt the principles of productive inpatient admission (PIPA) to deliver clinical services which aspire to improve the quality and efficiency of our patients care journey. The core clinical components of this model include:

A reason for admission

A development of a clear formulation

A clear plan as to goals to be achieved to facilitate discharge when clinically appropriate

The post-holders core clinical duties will involve formulation-, review- and leadership- meetings, Mental Health Act-related work, and involvement in complex care planning meetings.

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
  • 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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