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Consultant Psychiatrist for Early Intervention Service Tower Hamlets

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a high functioning and well respected first episode psychosis team in an CQC rated Outstanding Trust. You will join the 1.3 wte consultants already leading a well-resourced MDT including trainees and specialty doctors working across the community and inpatient unit. You will have a range of community and inpatient responsibilities within the Early Intervention Service providing a holistic and assertive service for working age adults with a first episode of psychosis. The team is based at a community clinic which also houses two large CMHTs, an Early Detection Service and a Specialist Autism Assessment service. And about 15 minutes walk away from the inpatient unit. The service base is very central to the borough with good bus and Tube connections. The post would suit someone with an interest in or experience of working with people with psychotic illnesses.

Main duties of the job

The post has been made available with new investment to provide a full working-age EIP service. THEIS has previously operated a hub and spoke model; patients under 35 years old remaining in the hub and under the clinical responsibility of the THEIS consultants, and those over 35years old offered specialist assessment by THEIS and then offered an EI care package within their local CMHT. In line with the current transformation of community mental health care there was a review of the hub and spoke model and the commissioners have agreed to invest more resources to enable THEIS to become an 18-65yrs service, with all patients remaining within the central team. The current caseload is approximately 300 patients, majority on CPA, with an increase expected in coming years in line with the broader age range accepted and increasing population in Tower Hamlets

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this vacancy please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Medical degree, MBBS or equivalent
  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register (or Specialist Registrar within 6 months of gaining CCT).
  • Membership of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with RCPsych Guidelines)
  • With or eligible for Approved Clinician status (MHA, 2007)
  • Higher Degree in relevant area
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of clinical work in General Adult Psychiatrist at ST4-6 or Consultant level in the last three years
  • Experience and knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Experience of working in adult inpatient psychiatry services and especially in the assessment and treatment of Psychosis.
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act
  • Understanding of the social aspects relevant to psychiatry
  • Experience of EI Psychiatry
  • Experience of working with psychotherapy models of care
  • Knowledge & experience of recovery-informed service delivery and working with patients as experts by experience
Clinical Skills Essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and provide leadership to the team
  • Expertise in risk assessment and the use of evidence based interventions for the treatment of psychosis, mood disorders and co-morbidities
  • Confidence in therapeutic risk taking
  • Commitment to clinical governance
Teaching Essential
  • Experience in teaching junior staff
  • Good teaching and communication skills
  • Ability to train and supervise junior medical staff and medical students / staff from other disciplines
  • Experience of teaching non-medical mental health professionals
  • Medical education qualification
Research Essential
  • Able and willing to teach medical students and lecture on undergraduate and MRCPsych courses
  • Interest & willing to supervise research, audit or QI projects.
  • Published research
Personal skills Essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Commitment to working with service users in ongoing services development.
  • Cultural sensitivity, ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Management, performance and leadership courses.
Physical Essential
  • Able to travel between sites as required.

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