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Consultant in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a motivated Consultant to join our Recovery Team in Sheffield.

The recovery teams have a caseload of approximately 1,000 patients each. Two thirds of patients are under active recovery, and have a care co-ordinator overseeing multidisciplinary treatment. One third of patients are managed under a caseload management system, which aims to deliver a lower level of support to a large number of people. A duty team, staffed on a rotational basis, supports patients who are in crisis and those with acute and short-term needs.

Recovery Service North, based at Northlands Health Centre, is a community health team, which provides treatment and care to adults living in the North of Sheffield, who have complex mental health needs. The patients we care for include those with psychotic disorders, severe affective disorders and personality disorders, as well as patients with co-morbid organic and/or neurodevelopmental diagnoses. We provide person-centred care that is strengths based, trauma informed, evidence-based and multidisciplinary.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide medical leadership to the Recovery team, including frequent/regular meetings with senior clinical staff to plan/co-ordinate team workload
  • Attendance/leadership of MDT meetings
  • Attendance and participation in team governance and team development meetings
  • Contribution to the CPA process for patient management, including regular liaison with care co-ordinators
  • Provision of medical/psychiatric assessments to inform care planning and risk assessment, by regular clinic sessions and flexible use of clinical time
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions
  • Assessment and management of people subject to the Mental Health Act
  • Assessment and management of people subject to the Mental Capacity Act
  • Completion of administrative tasks related to clinical responsibilities
  • Liaison and advice to the locality general practitioners
  • Liaison with other consultants and other colleagues in community services and inpatient wards
  • Participation in the citywide daytime Section 12 rota and citywide out of hours call rota

About us

As a part of Team SHSC you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including:
  • Annual leave - offering up to 34 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays on a pro rata basis dependent upon NHS continuous service time.
  • Access to NHS Pension Scheme - we are members of the NHS Pension Scheme which offers generous employer contributions.
  • Flexible relocation package - we offer up to £8,000 to support your relocation to Sheffield.
  • Study leave - we offer 30 days over three years with a study leave budget of £1,500 per year.
  • Parental leave - we offer a generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave package.
  • Annual Clinical Excellence Awards - we reward the doctors who contribute most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care and the improvement of services.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme - you will have access to a range of huge savings on everything from cars and bicylces, to home electronics and gym memberships.
  • Established Peer Groups - we have a wide range of established peer groups across the Trust including time for engagement with regional specialist specific peer groups.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will work closely with other Consultant Psychiatrists in the recovery team and other teams.

The principle aim of the post is to provide medical leadership to the team. Such medical leadership is pivotal to the success of the teams.

Applicants should have a higher qualification in psychiatry (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent) and be included on or be eligible for inclusion on the GMCs Specialist Register. Specialty Registrars who are within 6 months of attainment of CCST at the time of interview are eligible to apply. The appointee will need to be both S12 approved and an Approved Clinician to fulfill contractual duties. If the applicant was not approved at the time of the interview, s/he must be fully eligible for approval.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users and their families/carers.
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Awareness of the funding arrangements in the NHS and recent NHS developments
  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.
  • Experience of involvement in service development and/or reconfiguration
  • Practical experience of research
  • Sympathetic to the Trust's mission
Training Essential
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion
  • Section 12, AC/RC approved
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • MD, Other professional qualification (e.g. MSc)
Experience Essential
  • Experience in General Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience to a level allowing recognition of trainer status by the Royal College of Psychiatrist.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates & postgraduates.
  • Evidence of experience in medical audit & understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Practical experience of Clinical Audit
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence
  • Teaching/presentation experience (e.g. conference presentation, EBM, research experience).
Other Essential
  • Ability to exercise effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary service provision and the care programme approach.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver care in collaboration with service users to promote recovery.
  • Sensitivity to needs of different ethnic and minority groups.
  • Awareness of gender issues in the service provision.
  • Highly effective communication skills.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development

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