Consultant Psychiatrist - (RRP £15k)
Thank you for considering Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) as your future employer.
The Trust is committed to work life balance now more than ever which will continue even in a post COVID-19 landscape. LPFT will consider all flexible working requests coupled with remote working including geographically distanced working where this can be safely managed and agreed within your job plan
You will provide a comprehensive community psychiatric service to the South of Lincolnshire (comprising Spalding, Holbeach, Crowland and Market Deeping) for those over the age of 65 with dementia and functional psychiatric disorders including patients with early onset dementia.
You will be an integral member of the community mental health Team (CMHT) based at Johnsons Community Hospital, Spalding and will not be responsible for any inpatients.
There is a full-time Specialty Doctor attached to the team as well as a very experienced multidisciplinary team comprising CPN, OT’s, Social Workers, Assistant Practitioners and Admin staff.
As the post holder you will have admitting rights to all Older Adult Acute Inpatient Units within the Trust, but all care and treatment for patients admitted to these units will be provided by a separate dedicated inpatient multidisciplinary team.
The total catchment area population of those aged 65 years and over is approximately 28,000 and the team receives on average 16 referrals a week, circa 65 per month equating to 785 annually. All referrals go through a Single Point of Access (SPA) for triage and allocation to the most appropriate part of the service. Referrals received from SPA are then allocated to appropriate non-medical members of the team for initial assessment and if required, the medical members (including the Consultant) are then consulted for advice on further management of patients.
In line with new ways of working, the Consultant is not responsible for all the cases referred to the team but provides input and support to the Care Co-ordinator and other members of the MDT when required. It is therefore anticipated that the consultant will have a very small and dynamic case load.
With the increasing use of technology in the organisation, a significant amount of work is now carried out remotely via secure online platforms. This includes case reviews and consultations, OPC, HVs, MDT reviews and liaison with the PCNs and GPs. There is also access to a wide range of relevant clinical information from primary and secondary care teams within an online care portal. As a Consultant within the Team you will therefore be encouraged to work in a consultative way using technology to support your day to day practice.
About the Trust
This is an excellent and exciting time to join an innovative trust, aspiring for better patient outcomes. We are proud that in the past 3 years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England and in the top 10% nationally of all Trusts. CAMHS services within LPFT have been rated “outstanding” since 2016.
We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall. LPFT is a high performing and financially sound organisation and consistently recognised by our junior doctors as the best place in the East Midlands for their education, learning and development (GMC Survey).
• Attractive remuneration package including an additional recruitment premium of £15k
• Local pension options outside of NHS Pension
• Flexible relocation package up to £8k
• Active internal medical bank with competitive hourly rates
• Protected time for research and special clinical interests
• Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
• Study leave budget of £2000 per person per annum
• A strong ethos on learning and development
• Excellent post graduate training experience
• Flexible working
• Excellent staff benefits
• Health and wellbeing support
• Supportive carer / family leave policy for family emergencies
Lincoln has been crowned the best UK city to raise a family, thanks to its outstanding schools, clean air quality, safety and average property prices.
People move to Lincolnshire, primarily, for the quality of life on offer a real mix of bustling historic market towns, idyllic villages, miles of unspoilt coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and one of the greatest cathedral cities in Britain.
All this plus a diverse and fast-growing economy, low unemployment, a healthy environment, low crime rates, health and education facilities well above the national average and affordable housing.
For a better insight into the Trust and the role itself please contact Dr Collins Esiwe, Clinical Director Older Adult and Frailty Division / Consultant Psychiatrist on email@example.com