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Consultant Psychiatrist - Working Age Adults, Chertsey

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Plus £149 Fringe Allowance
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a full time 10 PA Consultant Psychiatrist in Working Age Adult at our well-established Runnymede and Spelthorne Community Mental Health Recovery Service.The post is based at Unither House, Curfew Bell Road, Chertsey, KT16 9FG.

The CMHRS provides community care following the Care Pathways underpinned by the principles of clinically focused risk management. The goals are of clinical progression within a recovery framework. This is a well-resourced team & you will work closely with the other 2 Consultants, Service Manager, Clinical Leads, Psychologists, CPNs, Occupational Therapists and trainee doctors with an admin support team.

Research, study, audit and quality improvement are strongly advocated and SABP actively support your involvement.There is also access to the weekly trust wide academic programme.

The post requires candidates to have Full GMC Registration with License to Practice in the UK, MRCPsych (or equivalent), Section 12 Approval and AC status.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging but has helped us to understand that we can deliver effective services in new ways. Smart technology provides new flexibility in how we communicate with patients, carers and colleagues

Main duties of the job

- The post holder will be responsible for delivering consultant psychiatric input to patients referred to and accepted for treatment by the CMHRS in line with the agreed criteria and commissioned care pathways, including assessment and treatment.

- They will also provide clinical leadership to the CMHRS and to act as a consultant/advisor to the team in line with models of practice recognised under New Ways of Working particularly with respect to patients whose mental health needs are complex and carry high risk.

- They will personally deliver outpatient clinics each week and develop, alongside other colleagues in the team, effective liaison with partner organisations and other local agencies.

- Development of a collaborative approach to team working with the other consultants in the service is essential.

- They will be expected to consider all safe community treatment options with the multi-disciplinary team for treatment prior to referring patients to the 24/7 services.

- The post holder is expected to be involved in the strategic development of the service and to participate in operational and business planning within the CMHRS alongside senior team colleagues.

- There are opportunities for clinical leadership at the local primary care interface meetings attended by local CMHRS consultant colleagues and GP mental health leads.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide clinical leadership to the team working in conjunction with the Team Manager

To provide effective cover to the CMHRS during working hours on days worked for emergency and routine work, including decisions regarding new referrals that arrive daily

To provide assessments on new referrals, formulate diagnoses and treatment plans in consultation with the Team and inputs for other MDT members

The Trust encourages mentoring arrangements to be established where appropriate and particularly for new consultants. There are several experienced medical mentors in the Trust and access to this network can be activated following discussion with the medical manager initially

Undertake audit activities to develop the quality of service provided by the team supported by the Trusts Clinical Audit Department and the identification of Supporting Professional Activity in their job plan. The Trust is committed to participate in several national audit programmes including POMH-UK and regular audits to support CQUIN activity including cardio-metabolic assessment and intervention.

To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales. To undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work and absence cover.

To contribute to the healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and Trust policies.

To contribute to the prevention and control of health care associated infection by adhering to Trust policies and guidelines.

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to valuing and promoting diversity in employment, service delivery practices and its general environment. An expectation of all leadership posts is that everyone will take responsibility for promoting open, inclusive and accessible service provision, staff development and a culture that values and respects difference.

To participate in CPA Care Planning

To provide ongoing clinical care for complex patients

To liaise effectively with other teams including HTT/in-patient services, Eating Disorder Service, Early Intervention in Psychosis Service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent recognised medical qualification.
  • Full medical registration with a license to practice.
  • Eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist register or CCT in appropriate specialty (or within 6 months at time of interview / assessment) or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician Status and approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act
  • Management qualification or evidence of an interest in developing leadership skills.
  • Relevant higher degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

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