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Consultant Psychiatrist in Cambridge Adult Locality Team

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Psychiatrist, Adult mental health nurse
Contract Type
Full Time
Cambridge Adult Locality Team

This post is providing consultant clinical leadership and patient care in our community mental health team in South Cambridge.

Alongside a team of substantive consultants, you will provide assessment and treatment for all patients in your area. Consultant psychiatrists work with a sector team to cover a geographical patch. They also have aligned staff from the award-winning Primary Care Mental health Service (PCMH) team who support and assess patients in primary care and step patients up into the team when needed. Consultants are expected to form close working relationships with their allocated group of GPs and to provide support and supervision to the Primary Care Mental Health team in their area as well as to provide care to patients needing specialist mental health care.

Main duties of the job

To provide Consultant input to community mental health team

To observe local and national employment directives with regard to managed medical personnel land ensure adherence to appropriate NHS and Trust policies.

About us

CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT please visit our website

Job description Job responsibilities
Key Clinical Responsibilities

The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the team. He or she will contribute to assessment of patients referred to the service for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and support MDT members who carry out assessment of patients both within the teams and in primary care. They will help to facilitate accurate diagnosis and timely interventions so that treatment can be delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with the recovery model. He or she will also provide ongoing treatments to patients that are evidence based and supported by NICE guidelines maintaining a bio psychosocial approach.

The post holder is required to maintain Section 12(2) status and Approved Clinician status and have a comprehensive awareness of Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Care Act legislation. He or she will be expected to participate in Mental Health Act assessments when possible and will be the Responsible Clinician for patients on supervised community treatment orders in the locality.

The post holder is expected to be committed to a multidisciplinary approach to care and actively contribute to MDT meetings and formulation meetings and work in close collaboration with team members, care coordinators, other CPFT services and statutory agencies as required for the care of community patients. The locality consultant is expected to develop close working relationship with primary care, particularly General Practitioners, and support primary care clinicians to manage patients with mental health difficulties within the primary care setting where appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the collection of clinical information to ensure further service development and to enable audit, participate in clinical governance activities and contribute to the day-to-day management and to the overall service development agenda through collaboration with managerial and clinical colleagues.

The Trust is developing its services in line with modernised psychiatric practice. Consultants are actively involved in planning and developing services, and there will be opportunities to engage in quality improvement and service development work that is ongoing in the Trust.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Full GMC registration and licence to practice
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Approved Clinician Status or eligible to attend training
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
Entry criteria for grade Essential
  • Specialty Registration in specialty
  • CCT in relevant specialty or within 6 months of attainment of Higher Training CCT at time of interview
  • Shall have equivalent experience and competencies recognised by GMC
Experience Essential
  • Proven experience of good working relationships
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of teaching and supervision of doctors in training.
  • Publications in the field of psychiatry
Skills, Ability and Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to mental health
  • Ability to take a clinical lead
Qualities and Attributes Essential
  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice
  • Ability to demonstrate/develop and understanding of service within the wider context of NHS Mental Health Services and PCTs
  • Experience of developing services in a constantly changing environment within tight budgetary restraints

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