This is an exciting opportunity following the retirement of the previous post holder. The post is based at Wessex House, Stockton on Tees . Post holder will be expected to provide medical input into the management of patients in the EIP and psychosis teams. You will be supported by multidisciplinary staff and by the consultant psychiatrist. For further information please see the job description attached.
Main duties of the job
To work as part of the Adult Mental Health Community Psychosis and EIP teams in the assessment and management of patients, under the supervision of senior medical staff.
To work as part of the multidisciplinary team attending the relevant daily/weekly team meetings.
To ensure robust assessment of new patients including the completion of full psychiatric histories, review of previous notes, mental state examinations, physical examinations and care documents where appropriate.
To initiate initial management plans, review patients & treatment plans as appropriate & work within framework of CPA.
To be part of MHA assessments for patients open to the team as clinically indicated
To maintain accurate and clear records including updating care documents using the PARIS system.
To communicate with staff, patients and their carers in a timely and effective manner, including liaison with other professional staff and agencies.
To ensure the practice of safe medicines management.
The post holder will not ordinarily be expected to have any care co-ordination responsibilities. There is no expectation for inpatient work.
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, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journals Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.
Job description Job responsibilities
For more information on the job description, including CPD, teaching, appraisal, research information as well as items around the trust and the post specifically, please see the attached job description.
Person Specification Teaching & Training Essential
- Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.
- Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
CPD & Appraisal Essential
- Participated in continuous professional development.
- Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
- At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad
- Approved under S12 of MHA OR able to achieve within 6 months of appointment.
- MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
Clinical Knowledge & Skills Essential
- Good knowledge of psychiatry.
- Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.
- Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.
Research, Audit & Quality Improvement Essential
- Has actively participated in clinical audit.
- Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology.
- Participated in research and/or service improvement.
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