Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation Psychiatry

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year £2162 London weighting allowance per annum pro rata + 8% on call
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity as a permanent Consultant has arisen to join our flagship inpatient rehabilitation services: Westfield House in Horton and Colham Green in Hillingdon.

The Horton Rehabilitation Service and the Colham Green unit are modern and innovative rehabilitation services. You will be part of experienced multi-disciplinary teams in the two units, responsible for the delivery of high-quality services to people with severe and enduring mental illness, including those with challenging behaviours.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership in intensive open rehabilitation services.

To work closely as Responsible Clinician with the MDT and the other consultants in the Rehabilitation Service to provide an excellent, best value service.

To work across service interfaces, ensuring good working relationships with clinical staff in other services to maximise care pathway opportunities.

To participate actively in initiatives linked with Care Quality Programmes.

About us

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) Rehabilitation Services consist of eleven wards in total; six within Central and North West London and five in Horton, providing a step-down approach within both High Dependency (locked) and Community Rehabilitation (open) settings. The service provides a general rehabilitation service as well as a range of sub-specialist services such as for service users with co-morbidity and challenging behaviours. The service model also comprises a specialist placement team. The service line is unique from other services within the trust, income-generating for up to a third of its core business. This has resulted in a profitable service, with greater autonomy and opportunities to grow within the sector. Admissions are based on suitability assessments and approval by relevant CCGs.

Colham Green is a 15-bedded open, mixed sex rehabilitation unit, close to Hillingdon hospital.

The Horton Rehabilitation Service is based in Epsom, Surrey and is 30 minutes from London on the Victoria or Waterloo railway lines. Horton provides a stepped care model of inpatient rehabilitation service for CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and comprises:

Ascot Villa - 15 beds; mixed sex; locked rehabilitationBirch Villa - 15 beds; male; locked rehabilitationWestfield House - 25 beds; mixed sex; open and managed access rehabilitationCottages - 16 Beds; mixed sex; pre-discharge houses

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Providing clinical leadership to the team
  • Acting as Responsible Clinician for detained patients, including preparing reports for Hospital Managers, Mental Health Review Tribunals and the Ministry of Justice and attending Tribunals
  • Participating in care quality and business meetings of the multidisciplinary team
  • Attending CPA and professionals meetings
  • Assessing and reviewing service users in emergency as required, including during domiciliary and out of area visits
  • In partnership with local SMT, respond to business opportunities as appropriate
  • Assess suitable referrals in a timely manner
  • Liaising with care coordinators and placement panels regarding community placements
  • Teaching and training staff, especially junior doctors and medical students, and also other clinical staff and trainees of all discipline
  • Providing support and advice to colleagues of different professional backgrounds as required.

Person Specification Educational and professional qualifications Essential
  • Fully GMC Registration with a license to practise
  • Approved Clinician
  • Section 12 MHA Approval
  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or to be within 6 months of completion of specialist training.
  • Management and leadership training.
  • MRCPsych
  • On the GMC Specialist Register General Adult Psychiatry
  • Endorsement or experience of rehabilitation psychiatry
  • Additional Qualification in Mental Health Rehabilitation/ Legal aspects
General knowledge/ experience & core skills Essential
  • Experience of working in mental health rehabilitation
  • Experience of using the recovery approach to empower service users
  • A range of clinical knowledge, skills & information technology expertise relevant to post
  • Exercises sound clinical risk management.
  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • Comprehensive and clear psychiatric report writing skills
  • Awareness of current issues and controversies in service provision, mental health policy and legislation relevant to mental health rehabilitation.
  • Published audit or research
  • Interest in teaching and training medical and non-medical colleagues
  • Experience in service development
  • Experience of working with CCGs
Specialist skills Essential
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills.
  • Capacity to form therapeutic relationships with service users
  • Experience of conflict resolution
  • Evidence of evidence-based medicine training, teaching and implementation.
  • Training in specific and relevant psychotherapy skills
  • Training in other relevant sub-specialisms eg forensic, substance misuse
Other attributes Essential
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with service users, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and the requirements of Care Quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to equality & diversity.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in working pattern
  • Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm & initiative in pursuing innovation and the highest standards for patients, juniors, others, colleagues & the organisation.
  • IT literate
  • Demonstrable ability to cope under pressure
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Experience of electronic records systems

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