Gen Adult or Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist, Low Secure Ward, Sussex

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year PA
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal Consultant movement within the Forensic Healthcare Service (FHS), The Chichester Centre, Low Secure inpatient services have a vacancy for a full time Consultant

If you are an enthusiastic and compassionate doctor who is looking for a job with a right balance of challenge and flexibility, look no further. You will be working alongside a group of experienced and highly motivated clinicians who will support you wherever you are in your career journey.

Please note this post attracts a 'Golden Hello' payment of up to £5,000 as well as a Relocation Package of up to £8000. Information on these can be obtained from the Medical Staffing Team on 0300 304 0393.

To find out more about what we offer please take a look at our careers portal:

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in the Leadership Team and will be expected to work collaboratively with managers to achieve the most efficient and effective use of resources.

This post will help to develop better provision and capacity for Forensic Healthcare Services and provide inpatient consultant / RC responsibilities to 15 female patients on low secure ward at the Chichester Centre, North West Sussex.

Other duties include:
  • To act as an Approved/Responsible Clinician for patient's subject to the MHA. Manage a case-load of 15 inpatients and carry out assessments as required.
  • Participate in the weekly referrals meeting and undertake assessments for suitability for admission to LSU
  • Liaise with statutory and non-statutory agencies to assist in the management of mentally disordered offenders.
  • Offer training to professionals.
  • Participate in the on-call rota.
  • Develop a clinical leadership role within the MDT team and across the service and work with colleagues and management to ensure optimal service delivery.
  • Participate in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribute to the broader strategic and planning work of the Trust.
  • Lead the improvement of quality of care within the team and system.
  • To provide assessments of prisoners thought to require hospital admission.
  • There is an opportunity to prepare Court reports, if the consultant would be inclined to undertake such work. A time-shift work pattern is applicable on such work.

About us

At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities forflexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to as advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.

If you haven't thought about living in Sussexbefore then you should consider the following:
  • Journey from the coast to the countryside in minutes
  • Enjoy a lifestyle where there are renowned cycle routes and picturesque walks, including the famous South Downs Way in the South Downs National Park!
  • Embrace taking time to discover all the miles of scenic coastline, including Hastings, Bexhill on Sea and Eastbourne
  • Easy access to airports - Gatwick and Heathrow are both within 90 minutes of the county, providing links to Europe and beyond
  • Brighton and Hove or London are within easy reach via local and national bus routes and national mainline stations

Job description Job responsibilities

  • GMC registration with licence to practice
  • GMC specialist register or achievable within 3 months
  • The post holder will be expected to be approved as an Approved Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain AC approval and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed procedures.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit, service improvement

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
  • Ability to work in a participatory way so that shared decision making and conversations around formulation/diagnosis and ongoing care are a collaborative endeavour with the people who access our service.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.

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