Consultant Psychiatrist GA Community (with Relocation Allowance)

King's Lynn, Norfolk
£82,096 to £110,683 a year
06 Apr 2021
02 May 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job overview

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Community Mental Health Team in our West and South Norfolk Care Group.

You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, as a clinical leader, in the care of people with complex needs, through your expertise and innovative approach, in a team committed to continuous improvement.

As Consultant Psychiatrist you will also support aftercare for people receiving support under the Mental Health Act, as Responsible Clinician under Section 12.

Through the trusts 5 year plan and beyond, our mission is to achieve positive mental health by providing safe, effective trusted services together with our partners. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatment, intervention and continuing an active life,

The people we serve, and their families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do.

Main duties of the job

The Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) provides specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and care to adults with a mental health need in their own environments and the community team base.

Interventions offered include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults over the age of 25 presenting with a mental health need
  • Providing access to and delivery of a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions on an individual, family & /or group basis, which focus on the recovery needs of the patient
  • Monitoring of mental health and delivering agreed treatment plans
  • Identifying lead professional/ Care Co-ordinator allocated
  • Regular clinical care planning and outcome reviews including the mental health cluster reviews
  • Providing relapse prevention planning, including crisis and recovery plans
  • A Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) model is also embedded within the CMHT.

About us

You will join a team of 3 full-time Consultant Psychiatrists covering the Adult Community service. Each Consultant Psychiatrist is allocated a geographical sector and you will cover an agreed number of GP practices within the following primary care networks: Coastal PCN, Fens and Brecks PCN, Kings Lynn PCN, and Swaffham and Downham PCN

The Adult Community Service receives on average 80 to 100 referrals a month. It is expected that the you will provide direct contacts for around 20 patients on average per month, in addition to providing advice to team members as needed for management of cases. Caseloads of practitioners are not expected to exceed 30 people.

The Community Mental Health Team is made up of multi professional colleagues, including Nurses, Psychologists, Clinical Support workers, and associate practitioners. The Community Mental Health team also hosts graduate trainees, medical trainees and students, and nursing students.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information, please see the attached job description.

**Please be aware the job description is pending approval from the Royal College**

Person Specification Experience Essential

  • At least 6 months experience in specific specialty

Qualifications Essential

  • GMC S12 Approval

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

The closing date is 02 May 2021.

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