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Consultant, General Adult Psychiatry - Sussex Ward

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,113 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust seeks to appoint a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist to the post of Sussex ward.

The vacancy has arisen due to the previous post holder decided to move to another role in the community after working on the ward for 3 years.

The postholder will be based at Sussex Ward in the Chase Building, on the Chase Farm Hospital site and will be responsible for the clinical care of patients on the ward.

Sussex Ward is an 17-bedded male-only treatment ward. Patients will normally be residents of the borough of Enfield but will also receive patients living in other boroughs of the Trust.

Please note JD is with Royal College awaiting approval

Main duties of the job

This is a full time in patient Consultant Psychiatrist post on Sussex ward based in Chase Farm Hospital Enfield. The vacancy has arisen due to the previous post holder decided to move to another role in the community after working on the ward for 3 years.

Sussex ward is a 17 bedded male open ward provide services to the borough of Enfield. There are two inpatient open wards on site, Dorset ward (mixed ward) and Suffolk ward (female ward). It has an excellent MDT comprised of medical staff, nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapist and specialist substance misuse workers.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will provide clinical and professional leadership to the Team and will take part in management activities related to the post and the wider service within which it is embedded.

The Consultant will take the lead on ensuring service users have a comprehensive assessment, risk assessment and management plans and safe prescribing of psychotropic medications.

The post holder will participate and lead daily patient management meetings, providing consultation to the wider MDT on patient management.

The consultant psychiatrist is expected to establish good working relationships with discharge intervention team, Access and flow team and locality community mental health teams.

The post-holder is expected to demonstrate willingness to be flexible in altering the timetable according to service needs and to be actively involved in providing leadership and management to the service.

For full details of the role please refer to the job description.

Person Specification Qualifications and Experience Essential
  • Within six months of obtaining a CCT or on the GMC Specialist Register
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent
  • Training and experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Section 12 Approved and an Approved Clinician
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Registered for the Continuing Professional Development Programme in the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Experience of working in inpatient units.
  • Experience in clinical Teaching
Management & Audit Essential
  • Participation in Medical Audit or Quality improvement project.
  • Management Training
  • Understanding of contracting, finance and activity monitoring
Service Development Essential
  • Understanding of leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of equal opportunities and appropriate training
  • Experience in developing a service component
  • Demonstrable record of clinical leadership
Information Technology Experience & Skills Essential
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to use email and Internet
  • Experience in data gathering and management
Personal Skills Essential
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Holding Highest level of integrity
  • Capacity to respond positively to the constantly changing NHS environment
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills in verbal, written and non verbal communication

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