The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the inpatient team on Albert ward, at the Broadoak Unit in Liverpool. The post is available due to the previous post holder moving to a different role within the Trust. The post is one of three inpatient Consultants at Broadoak Unit. Albert ward is a male general adult ward, with 20 patients.
Work is underway on a state of the art, purpose-built hospital in South Liverpool, which will replace Broadoak unit once completed. The post holder will move to the new unit once complete.
At Mersey Care we are passionate about mental health and wellbeing and delivering the best possible care for the people we serve. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.
The Trust is focused on driving change and innovation by supporting and enhancing the leadership role of our senior clinicians and this role would offer opportunities for you to lead and develop excellent practice in the field
Main duties of the job
- Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for Albert ward.
- Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for inpatients.
- Support staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.
- Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.
- To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.
- To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Manager's hearings.
- To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement Meetings.
- To provide medical leadership to the team.
- The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with other services.
- Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world's leading organisation in holistic health and well being.
Mersey Care's vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.
Job description Job responsibilities
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.
Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the worlds leading organisation in holistic health and well being.
Mersey Cares vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- Additional clinical qualifications.
- Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
- 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 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & 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
Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning Essential
- Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
- Ability to work in and lead team
- Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement
- Participated in continuous professional development
- Participated in research or service evaluation
- Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
- Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
- 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 or improved outcomes to patients
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Employer details Employer name
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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