Locum Consultant

West London NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum plus London weighting
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Full Time
We are delighted to advertise an NHS Locum Consultant Psychiatrist posts funded as part of our local transformation.

This full time (10 PA) Consultant Adult Psychiatrist post will provide clinical leadership and psychiatric expertise to our new PCN based multidisciplinary integrated community mental health team in Feltham.

We are in a unique position in which each Consultant Psychiatrist will be able to develop close links and work alongside GPs in just one PCN as part of the substantial new investment as one of the 'early implementer' sites for integrated community mental health services. Our community mental health offer (centred around the Primary Care Networks enables comprehensive engagement across Borough Based Partnerships using a whole person, whole population health approach.

The model utilises all the community resources available including health, social care, VCSE organisations and local communities and consider resources to support wellbeing outside of mental health services alone

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an innovative new integrated community mental health service. You will play an integral role in further developing the service, teaching and training new team members and primary care staff and providing clinical and managerial leadership to the team.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical leadership: You will have a key role in a liaison/consultation model to provide early, easy access advice to GPs and the Primary Care Networks to support care of patients in the locality.

GPs in the borough will be able to contact you via telephone or email for advice during working hours. You will also provide clinical leadership to the team in clinical multi-disciplinary team meetings and referrals meetings as well as being available for case discussions, advice and supervision within and outside team meetings. You will also have a role in the management of a smaller number of more complex cases, to offer senior assessments and more direct input in particular in risk and/or medication management and diagnostic assessments. This will also include Mental Health Act Assessments, CTO reviews and supporting the duty function of the team with urgent concerns and assessments. You will have senior medical responsibility for the care carried out by the MINT team.

Relationships: you will be expected to establish, develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues in the Primary Care Network as well as in secondary care mental health teams, IAPT, Local Authority and 3rd sector. You will also facilitate smooth transitions into and out of the service through relationships with other relevant services.

Service development: You will work in partnership with the Team Manager to provide leadership and development to the MINT Team. This will include developing strategy, quality improvement, audit, and written policies and guidelines for the future delivery of MINT Services through working collaboratively with others in WLNT and the PCNs and other stakeholders.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications
Clinical knowledge Essential
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Excellent knowledge in speciality
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
Academic skills and lifelong learning Essential
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards
  • Evidence of improving patient outcomes through service change or audit
Other Requirements Essential
  • Commitment to and compliance with Trust values
  • Mobile and able to travel to Trust sites
Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

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