We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Specialty/SAS/Trainee psychiatric Doctor to work within our multidisciplinary K&C Perinatal mental health team for the RBKC residents and CWH maternity service, with support of a consultant psychiatrist specialist in perinatal. This will provide the opportunity to develop and improve knowledge and skills working with woman and families in the perinatal period.
We are looking for a doctor with psychiatric work experience and we welcome full or part time applicants and anyone wanting a locum consultant post to gain experience in perinatal psychiatry are also happy to apply for the post.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidates will be highly motivated, energetic and passionate about delivering high quality care to patients acute and chronic psychiatric conditions in perinatal services, ensuring that assessment and interventions are provided in a sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate way.
The post-holders will be part of a team consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialist perinatal mental health nurses, trainee psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapist and parent-infant psychotherapist, social worker, occupational therapist, nursery nurse and support worker.
CNWL has established a high-quality multidisciplinary community and liaison perinatal mental health service across five London Boroughs.
CNWL Perinatal Mental Health Service (PMHS) comprises specialist multidisciplinary perinatal mental health teams five boroughs served by the trust (Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster) enabling the delivery of evidence based perinatal mental health care through a coordinated multidisciplinary specialist approach across maternity, primary and secondary care, tertiary specialist services, social care and voluntary sector.
You will join a team that delivers specialist community perinatal mental health (PMHT) care, which integrate maternity services, community and primary care health services and social care. We respond rapidly to presentations within the perinatal period, screening, diagnosing and treating mental illness and associated risks to both mothers and unborn/infants within the perinatal period as well as offering pre-conception advice. We focus on prevention, early detection as per NICE guidelines and RCPsych QCN guidance, based in the community and maternity wards when required.
Job description Job responsibilities
The duties of the post include the mental health assessment and review of patients experiencing mental health problems during the perinatal period that reside in the RBKC. The post-holder will work with a medical team consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist.
The post-holder will contribute to the supervision of the trainees/medical students, clinical discussion and support for other non-medical MDT members and is expected to contribute and write perinatal care plans, safeguarding reports for social care and attend pre-birth planning meetings, discharge from maternity or MBU meetings and children and families safeguarding meetings.
To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide expertise within the department and upholding professional standards at all times. Made referrals to other professionals as required, including children or adult safeguarding referrals.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Medical degree
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Psychiatric training/work experience
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
- Relevant higher degree (e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
- MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Perinatal psychiatric training and/or experience
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
- Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 1 months of appointment
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Experience Essential
- Experience of assessing and treating patients in acute and community psychiatric settings
- Evidence of interest in Perinatal and Women's Mental Health
- Section 12 approved
- Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (spoken and written)
- Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
- Demonstrate the leadership skills required to function as a doctor
- IT skills relevant to working in a modern NHS environment
- Knowledge of risk assessment and management
- Ability to engage and work effectively with obstetric and paediatric and health visiting colleagues as well as colleagues within Primary Care and Mental Health Services
- Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
- Knowledge and or training of recent developments and drug advances in perinatal psychiatry
- Knowledge and or training regarding Perinatal mental illness, risks associated and key issues associated with the perinatal period
- Understanding and or experience working within the legal safeguarding framework for adults and children
- Experience in leading a multidisciplinary team
- Experience in Perinatal Mental Health Services And/or Liaison Psychiatry
- Other relevant experience (e.g. specific psychological therapies)
- Knowledge and or experience working with medical services, social care and the volunteer sector
- Knowledge of risks assessment in children and work with children and family social care
- Awareness of current issues in developing and managing Perinatal Mental Health Services Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
Acadamic Skills and Lifelong Learning Essential
- Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
- Participating in continuous professional development
- Participated in research or service evaluation/development
- 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.
- Understanding of the principles of teaching clinicians in professions allied to perinatal psychiatry (e.g. midwives, obstetricians, health visitors, social workers
- Teaching qualification (e.g. Certificate or Diploma)
Attitude and Personal Qualities Essential
- Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
- Able to manage crisis
- Able to work as a active member of the MDT
- The post holder should be dynamic, and have a clear ability to become a leader and to work across teams and agencies
- Genuine commitment to improving the lives of women with mental illness in the perinatal period
- Capacity to manage cultural diversity in a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to effectively deal with pressure
- Thoroughness and attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
- Reliability and honesty
- Flexible approach to working practice
- Positive approach to job planning and appraisal processes
- Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications
- Has led clinical audits/QIP leading to service change
- High level of commitment to developing Perinatal Mental Health Services
- Commitment to developing self as a leader of transformational improvement to Perinatal Mental Health Services
- Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
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