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Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Service

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year PA Pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to make a full time appointment for a consultant psychiatrist to work in the well-established Mental Health Liaison Team based at Fairfield General Hospital. This is a substantive appointment. The appointee will have a lead role in consolidating the developments that have occurred within this service recently helping the service continue to develop in order to meet the 'Core 24' standards defined by the Department of Health.

this is a rewarding and exciting post within a highly supportive environment and you will be working with a dynamic and responsive team

the out of hours on-call frequency is low (1 in 30) with full second tier cover and 1 day off afterwards.

we offer ample opportunities for our consultants professional development and opportunities for additional work for additional PA's (negotiation required)

you will be welcomed and supported in developing your skills and contributions to the borough, the wider organisation and beyond

Main duties of the job

these include clinical, liaison, educational, managerial and service evaluation roles. Clinical work will include assessment and interventions with patients in the acute trust and involve working with an expanding multidisciplinary liaison mental health team. the team will promote the development of skills in this area within the acute trust and pathway development.

About us

the post holder will join the existing consultant liaison psychiatrist and liaison mental health team with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to acute trust patients. there will be close links with the liaison mental health developments across both Pennine care and greater Manchester.

this is an exciting time to join the trust and there are opportunities to contribute to the organisations development including service redesign involving more integrated models of the person centred care for our local community. Bury has a very strong teaching commitment and the post holder will be expected to contibute to mthe teaching of both mental health and non-mental health staff. thyere are close links to ongoing research projects within teh service and academic links are encouraged.

Job description Job responsibilities

the post holder needs excellent knowledge and experience of assessing and providing mental health interventions for people with comorbid physical health difficulties. the post is suitable for those with a CCT in adult or a dual in adult and old age psychiatry and experience of working in an acute hospital setting. an endorsement in liaison psychiatry is desirable but not essential. applications are welcome from those who want to work part time. Section 12 and AC approval are a necessity. applicants must be on the GMC's specialist register or eligible for inclusion or be within six months of an anticipated award of a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in general Adult Psychiatry or dual CCT a/a at the time of interview for the post.

you will have relevant professional qualifications in line with essential elements of the person specification and a CV demonstrating a wide range of essential and Desirable skills in terms of qualifications, clinical skills, knowledge and experience as well as academic skills and life long learning all detailed in the attached job description.

please be aware that the job description for the role is awaiting Royal College approval

Person Specification Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment
  • included on the GMC specialist register or within 6 months
  • approved clinical status or able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • approved under S12 or able to achieve within 3 cmonths of appointment
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • CCT in general adult psychiatry with endorsement in liaison psychiatry
  • CCT in Old age psychiatry with liaison psychiatry experience
  • CCT in Dual (adult and old age psychiatry)
  • additional clinical qualifications
  • in good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions of practice
Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Transport Essential
  • hoplds and will use valid UK driving licence or provides evidence of proposed alternative
clinical skills, knowledge and experience Essential
  • excellent knowledge in liaison psychiatry including knowledge and experience of a range of medically unexplained conditions and long term conditions with complex psychological problems
  • evidence of experience and knowledge of a range of psychological interventions for this patient group
  • evidence of experience and knowledge of management of complex presentations in ED
  • experience in management of delirium, dementia and depression in IP acute trust settings
  • excellenct clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • excellent oral and written communications skills in english
  • able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • make decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • able to meet the duties of MHA and MCA
  • wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to the post within NHS or comparable service
  • evidence of experience of and enthusiasm for service development and understanding of DOH strategy regarding this area of clinical work, the challenges and process of implementation
  • recent experience and training in older age psychiatry with good working knowledge of assessment and management of people with dementia and delirium
academic skills and lifelong learning Essential
  • able to deliver undergraduate or post graduate teaching and training
  • participate in continuous professional development
  • participate in research or service evaluation
  • able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • able to plan and deliver undergraduate and post graduate teaching and training relevant to the post
  • reflect on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • experience in clinical research and or service evaluation
  • evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
management Essential
  • has actively participated in clinical audit
  • flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing service needs
  • ability to manage own time, workload and priorotise
  • ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers
  • awareness of NHS management
  • has led clinical audits leading to service change
  • management training/ experience
  • experience of involvement in service development

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