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Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry

Western Health and Social Care Trust
Grangewood Hospital, Gransha Park, Londonderry
£84,975 - £114,567 PA
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • The post holder, in collaboration with other clinical colleagues and managers will help to develop a comprehensive treatment service to deliver a high quality response to those suffering from a range of mental health problems based on quality assured evidence based practice.  The post holder in collaboration with his/her consultant colleagues will be responsible for providing advice with regard to the medical care of clients within their respective service area.  Overall responsibility for a defined caseload of community patients and responsibilities will shift to consultants within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Service if and when patients may require input from this team.
  • The post holder will work in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and will foster positive working relationships with – Heads of Service, Team and Ward managers; and all other parts of the Mental Health Programme.
  • The post holder will be required to participate in clinical/ multi-professional/medical audit.
  • In conjunction with his consultant colleagues he will provide professional supervision to the other medical staff where appropriate.  He will ensure that junior medical staff time and duties are managed in a manner which best suits the needs of the service and their ongoing training.  This may include Psychiatric trainees, GP trainees and Foundation Year 2 doctors and the post holder will liaise closely with NIMDTA to ensure that the trainee’s educational needs are met appropriately.  The post holder will ensure they attend the necessary training and development sessions to maintain status as a GMC approved trainer.
  • The post holder will be expected to contribute to undergraduate, post-graduate and other continuing medical educational activity within the Trust.  This may include teaching, examination and accreditation duties.  As part of an agreed job plan the post holder may wish to contribute to wider undergraduate and post-graduate medical educational activity within Northern Ireland. Medical students and trainees are linked to Queen’s University.
  • The post holder will participate in an out of hours rota with other Consultant psychiatric colleagues in the Trust.  At present this is on a 1:8 basis in the Southern Sector with a 5% supplement and 1:10 basis in Northern Sector with 3% supplement. On call covers general adult psychiatry, old age psychiatry, intellectual disability and the Asha inpatient addictions unit. Although CAMHS is not directly covered there may be some interface work out of hours. Of note, on-call rotas are currently under review and may change subject to the appointment of additional staff.
  • The post holder will cover consultant colleagues’ periods of leave as necessary in line with prospective cover arrangements as per the contract.
  • The post holder may wish to undertake work outside the Trust which is for the greater good of the Health and Personal Social Services, for example this could include work for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Any such work undertaken will be subject to agreement with the Trust’s Medical Director as part of the job planning process. 
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in quality enhancement and service evaluation projects and will be encouraged to undertake any research which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement.
  • The post holder will be expected to advise the Director of Adult Mental Health and Disabilities on all aspects of service planning and development in the post holder’s areas of responsibility and will be expected to work closely with the Assistant Director of Adult Mental Health.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in educational and health promotion activities within the Mental Health Service and to be pro-active in liasing on a regular basis with General Practitioners.
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