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Consultant in Psychiatry

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per anum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a motivated Consultant to join our Single Point of Access team in Sheffield.

The Single Point of Access (SPA) service involves being part of a leadership group and supporting a multidisciplinary team consisting of senior and experienced clinicians. 'Daily huddles' and the presence of a leadership team, allows shared decision making around complex issues.

The varied nature of SPA is very exciting, as not only do you come across a wide range of mental health issues, but there is also the opportunity to carry out different roles including individual assessments, consultations with GPs as well as members of the team and close liaison with other services within the Trust such as the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), Recovery Service, Early Intervention Service (EIS) and Emotional Wellbeing Service (EWS) (which works with service users whose needs are clearly identified as requiring short term intervention from mental health services).

The team aims to have a group of doctors, including junior and higher trainees as well as specialty grade doctors, to support the wider team. There is also input from a senior pharmacist within the team who can share some of the medical workload.

Main duties of the job

  • Attendance at ward team meetings
  • Medical leadership to the multidisciplinary ward team.
  • Medical/psychiatric assessments for care planning and risk assessment
  • Formulation and delivery of appropriate pharmacological and psychological interventions to aid recovery.
  • Completion of administrative tasks necessary for clinical responsibilities.
  • Liaison with members of other teams to transfer patients into and out of other services
  • Clinical supervision of junior medical staff
  • Teaching of undergraduate medical students
  • Close communication with GP's and supporting them with managing patients in primary care.

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 be based at the Longley Centre and will have office accommodation, with IT support for e-mail, internet access and secretarial support. The post holder will be issued with all required IT equipment including a laptop and mobile phone as may be required.

The post offers opportunities for experience in the development of Acute and Community services in Sheffield and includes being part of a leadership group with other senior and experienced clinicians. Due to frequent liaison with other services, there is the opportunity to play a key role in improving communication and links to allow the smooth flow of patients across different teams. It reflects Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust's commitment to developing high quality services for patients with severe mental health disorders, and the commitment to excellence in the provision of acute care. There is an opportunity within the service to improve team morale, as well as carrying out and Continuing Professional Development activities within the service through weekly Staff and Team Development Forum.

Person Specification Knowledge & Skills 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 & Qualifiactions Essential
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult Psychiatry (ST6 trainees should be within six months of attainment at the time of the interview) or CESR equivalent.
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligibility for inclusion
  • Section 12 (2) MHA 1983 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 and 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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