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Consultant Psychiatrist in Community FOS & Kent Prisons

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Full Time
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8 PA Community Forensics Outreach Service, 2 PA Kent Prisons

This is a new full time post created in response to clinical demand and service mobilisation.

The post holder will be supported by colleagues already in post as outlined in the job description.

The job plan will be 8 PA devoted to the Community Forensic Outreach Service (FOS) and 2 PA devoted to service in one of the Kent Prisons. The location will be discussed at interview and will depend on service need.

Possibilities include;

HMP Elmley, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey ME12 4DZ

HMP Swaleside, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey ME12 4AX

HMP Rochester, 1 Fort Rd, Rochester ME1 3QS

HMP Maidstone, 36 County Rd, Maidstone ME14 1UZ

The Consultant will provide highly specialised clinical care within the FOS and Kent Prison Service, function independently and within a clinical team, providing expert advice to ensure the needs of the patient are met by leading, challenging and changing practice within the clinical setting.

Maintain approval to act in the role of Responsible Clinician, as defined in the Mental Health Act 1983 revision 2007, for a specific caseload of patients under the FOS and Kent Prison Service, and hold accountability for the delivery of care and clinical decisions made.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register in Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry.

The primary duties of the post holder will include Consultant leadership for the Community Psychiatry Out-reach Team and In-patient Unit at one of the Kent Prisons. The post holder will have 2.5 SPA allocated in their job plan for undertaking activities that support the professional role such as teaching, training, clinical management, clinical governance, service development and other relevant activities.

The post holder will work closely with the Service Manager and consultant colleagues in the prisons and the Clinical Director for the Bracton Centre to develop a model for the use of medical resources that meets service needs appropriately and supports a job plan that is professionally balanced.

About us

Our mission is improving lives as we strive to improve the lives of those we serve; many of whom suffer from life-long conditions. We also aim to improve the lives of staff as their well-being is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality care. We improve lives by providing the best quality health and social care.

Our values express our heart at Oxleas.

They are the lens we look through to guide our behaviours day-to-day, informing how we act, the decisions we make, and how we work with our service users, patients, families, carers, and colleagues.

Our values are:

We're Kind: We show consideration, concern and thoughtfulness towards everyone.

We're Fair: We embrace difference, treat everyone with respect and promote diversity, equality and inclusion.

We Listen: We always seek to understand, learn, and improve.

We Care: We work together and innovate to put our service users at the heart of everything we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical Work Forensic Community Service
  • Deliver highly developed specialist assessment and interventions in line with the postholders specific professional training and
  • Provide specialist advanced practice level contribution to risk assessment, risk management and the development of multidisciplinary treatment
  • To formulate plans for the formal treatment and/or management of a clientsmental health problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • Draw on a diverse range of knowledge in making decisions to determine evidence based therapeutic interventions.

Clinical work Kent Prisons
  • assessing prisoners in the house-blocks and in Healthcare
  • liaising with services outside the prison to arrange CPAs, aftercare plans or transfers to hospital
  • attending the inpatient unit to manage psychiatric cases.
  • any other care which could reasonably be expected of a consultant acting in an in-reach capacity in a prison
  • quality improvement initiatives, to be agreed with multidisciplinary colleagues and the service managers.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • GMC Registered
Registration Essential
  • AC Status
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience

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