Consultant Psychiatrist-General Adult-Home Based Treatment-Salford

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Salford
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychiatrist
Service
Adult
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Salford Home Based Treatment Team (HBTT) aims to reduce the frequency and length of inpatient admission for people experiencing acute episodes of mental health difficulties of all age groups including people above 65 years of age. Most (98%) of the patients under the HBTT are usually under 65 years of age.

It provides care and treatment in the least restrictive environment resulting in minimum disruption to the Service User's life, meets the person's mental health needs, providing a real alternative to hospital admission where possible.

The HBTT also facilitates early discharges from the inpatient wards and facilitates 48-hour post discharge telephone contact post-discharge from the acute wards, and 7-day follow up where appropriate.

The post holder will review patients under the Salford Home Based Treatment Team both at Meadowbrook Unit and at their home addresses.

These patients would have had their initial assessments by mental health practitioners within the HBTT before the medical review. The purpose of the medical review will be to establish provisional diagnosis and advice on treatment plan.

Arrangements to visit the Department can be made with Dr Nadia Awan or Dr Mehran Javeed, Lead Consultant Salford, Meadowbrook unit via 0161 358 2180 or Julie.McCabe@gmmh.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

This post has come about due to current consultant moving elsewhere within the trust. This is a replacement post.

The post holder will review patients under the Salford Home Based Treatment Team both at Meadowbrook Unit and at their home addresses. These patients would have had their initial assessments by mental health practitioners within the HBTT before the medical review. The purpose of the medical review will be to establish provisional diagnosis and advice on treatment plan.

The HBTT will usually have between 30 to 60 patients on their case load at every point in time. The average case load of the HBTT is about 50 patients. These will be shared equally between the 2 full time consultants.

They will attend and lead MDT meetings 4 days a week during which patients under the Home Based Treatment Team will be discussed.

The post-holder will be expected to be Section 12 approved and an Approved Clinician. They will be expected to become involved in Mental Health Act work when emergencies arise.

The post holder will have a junior doctor (or equivalent). The post holder may also attract a higher trainee depending on the trainer's qualifications.

The post holder will be encouraged to attend the weekly MRCPsych teaching course at least 4 times a year. This is the weekly academic course for trainees which constitutes of a case conference, journal club, and expert teaching

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the associate medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
  • Ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
  • Record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
  • Participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.
  • Participate in annual appraisal for consultants.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Possession of MBBS/MBChB
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
Eligibility Essential
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


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