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Consultant Adult Psychiatrist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in The Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Community Mental Health Team which is based at The Whiteleaf Centre, in Aylesbury.

This is a 10 Programmed Activities (7.5DCC+2.5 SPA) Consultant Psychiatry Post covering the county of North Buckinghamshire. Aylesbury CMHT's serves approximately 130,000 and Chiltern CMHT approximately 220,000 of this total adult population. Chiltern CMHT covers patients registered with 35 GP practices and Aylesbury AMHT with 21 GP practices. Chiltern CMHT receives approximately 200 referrals per month.

We offer a £15,000 recruitment bonus and a relocation allowance up to £8,000 to eligible successful candidates.

The role is full time, but consideration will be given to applicants who express an interest to work part time.

Informal enquiries and arrangements to visit the Trust are strongly welcomed, please contact Dr Tina Malhotra, Associate Medical Director via email: / telephone:01865 904594

Main duties of the job

With the changing circumstances of modern mental healthcare, the ability to adapt and demonstrate new ways of working is essential. You will have experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry, and have great interpersonal skills working with colleagues to work collaboratively with our team managers, and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary teams.

Our adult mental health services in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are delivered from five main community bases and three main hospital sites. Aylesbury CMHT provides all routine assessments and treatment of patients with severe and enduring mental illness and will work alongside the Chiltern CMHT and other services who are part of the Adult Buckinghamshire Community Pathway.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust which has been rated as good by the CQC is a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do.

Oxford Health is an ambitious Trust dedicated to innovating, evaluating and implementing new treatments, procedures and services.

We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

As such we particularly welcome applications from clinicians who would like to negotiate dedicated PAs for clinical leadership, research, training or other areas of special interest.

The trust offers a generous relocation package and works hard to accommodate flexible working patterns for staff.

We have good supervision and operational structures and an excellent track record of CPD. There are good links with Oxford University, with opportunities for teaching, research and offering placements to trainees.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide senior medical input and clinical leadership to the Buckinghamshire Community Mental Health Team.

Medical responsibility for patients usually remains with the GP, except where a medical member of the team takes a patient on for continuing treatment (e.g. patients on CTO).

The post holder will have responsibility for those patients seen by himself/herself, together with those patients seen by medical staff directly supervised by the post holder.

The post holder will work alongside the team manager, Consultant Psychologist and Consultant Nurse and the other Consultant Psychiatrists in the team to ensure the effective functioning and development of the service.

The post holder will provide direct clinical supervision and line management to the trainees and specialty doctors and any senior trainee placed with the team.

This will include 1 hour per week clinical supervision for trainees and a pro rata equivalent level of supervision to specialty doctors- in conjunction with other consultants.

For a detailed list of the roles and responsibilities for this post, please see the attached job description.

Person Specification Skills & Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework, and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions
  • Ability to understand how organisations work most effectively
  • Commitment to active clinical governance
  • Ability to promote effective team working
  • Capacity to prioritise workload
  • Active participation in clinical audit
  • Commitment to interagency partnership working
  • Must have good skills in communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and staff of other organisations. Good spoken and written English.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a range of professionals.
  • Must have interest in and commitment to people with mental health problems, and their carers.
  • Experience in supervising and teaching core psychiatric trainees
  • Application of research evidence to clinical practice
  • Relevant experience of the administrative, management and leadership roles of senior medical staff Inter-agency partnership working and development
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Supervision of advanced level trainees
  • Research experience and skills
Qualifications Essential
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrist's Guidelines)
  • Approved clinician Status and section 12( MHA) Approval are essential. Candidates who are in the process of getting AC approval will be considered . Eligibility for Section 12 (Mental Health Act)
  • Full GMC registration with license to practice
  • Higher degree or equivalent in relevant field of medical, psychological or other studies or postgraduate teaching qualification
Training Essential
  • Higher specialist training in general adult or child and adolescent psychiatry in approved training post for a minimum of three years, equivalent training in another country, or previous consultant experience relevant to this post
  • CCT in Psychiatry; OR Inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register in psychiatry; OR within six months of achieving CCT at the time of interview; OR CESR
  • Sub-specialty or other specialist clinical training relevant to post
Experience Essential
  • Experience of the full range of clinical responsibilities expected of a consultant in this specialty
  • Experience of close collaborative work with social care and other agencies
  • Application of evidence-based practice and interest in clinical and policy developments for this care group
  • Development of close collaboration with primary care services
  • Experience of early intervention in psychosis services and knowledge prodromal states for psychosis

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