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LAS Doctor/Junior Doctor-General Psychiatry Response hub/HTT HMR

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £51,017 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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This is a community job based in Birch Hill Hospital Rochdale covering for HMR Response Hub and Home treatment team. The post provides opportunities for a wide range of experience in general adult and liaison psychiatry. The post is hospital based, but there is opportunity for community experience through existing close clinical links with the inpatient, early intervention psychosis, community mental health teams, liaison teams based at the Pennine acute trust.

This is a new created post due to demands for clinical input to support mental health practitioners based with HMR response hub, home treatment team. The post involves both acute hospital Inpatient and psychiatric Outpatient assessments. The doctor will join a friendly, well-established Psychiatry mental health Service which altogether includes 2 full-time Consultants, and one trainee doctor.

Salary is on the standard LAS scale and nationally agreed terms and conditions apply. The starting point will be determined subject to seniority and experience of the successful applicant. With the minimum of two years' service and over the LAS Doctors are entitled to 6 weeks of annual leave equivalent to 30 days in a year. If the service is under two years the annual leave entitlement is 5 weeks, 25 days over 12 months. The Supervising Consultant must approve leave providing that there are no on calls.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties:

The Consultant will be the responsible specialist for patients.

The post holder will have regular supervision from the Consultant.

There will be a contribution to be made in terms of leadership and support of development of the service.

Multidisciplinary working and provision of support and supervision to junior medical, and ward staff.

It is essential that the post holder works closely with the colleagues from various teams including community mental health teams, Early intervention Psychosis team, home treatment team to provide comprehensive care to patients under the team care, and share knowledge and skills promoting recovery and facilitating patients safe discharge to the community.

The post holder will be expected to continue good reciprocal relationships with Acute Hospital staff, Commissioners, GPs, Social Services, Voluntary Sector etc. to promote quality of care and Mental Health Act implementation.

Birch Hill Hospital has dedicated Mental Health Act Office staff with administrative support. The Trust has a Mental Health Act Lead and an active Mental Health Act Forum which ensures clinical governance.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a community job based in Birch Hill Hospital Rochdale covering for HMR Response Hub and Home treatment team. The post provides opportunities for a wide range of experience in general adult and liaison psychiatry.

See main duties above. A detailed job description is available.

To ensure that the post-holder operates within the parameters of the Working Time Directive or such legislation as may apply.

Post holder will also undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

They will also record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department (via secretary and administrative staff).

They will participate in service and business planning activity for the locality.

They will participate in annual appraisal as per GMC requirement.

They will attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust, including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.

They will be also required to maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.

They will be required to participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical lead, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernization.

They work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services; and to share with the colleagues in the medical contribution to management.

Ttey will be expected to comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the Consultant, Lead Consultant and other managers in preparing plans for services.

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  • 2 post primary qualification

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