This is a 10 PA substantive post in community adult psychiatry based in Peterborough with the Peterborough Adult Locality team (PALT) and the primary care mental health service (PCMH). There is a generous recruitment premium attached to this post of £40K in addition to the standard relocation expenses.
The post is based in Peterborough City centre (Town hall) with opportunities to work remotely during the week. You will work with 4 other PALT consultant psychiatrists, each with responsibility for a geographical patch covering approx. 6- 8 GP practices. You will be working closely with a small team of senior clinicians who will manage the flow of patients from practices between primary and secondary care. You and your team will provide assessment and treatment for all patients in your area. You will work within the Locality team, which is itself sectorised, to manage the most severely unwell patients in your sector but you will also be aligned to staff from the Primary Care Mental Health Service who will support and assess patients in primary care from your key practices and step patients up into the team when needed. These PCMH teams are joined, as a result of the bid, by social workers, a pharmacist and physical health care workers and are further enhanced by a therapy group program for patients not held in secondary care.
Main duties of the job
To provide clinical expertise and leadership to Peterborough Adult Community Mental Health services, integrating mental health care across primary, secondary and 3rd sector care systems.
The post holder will be supported by 2 existing senior substantive consultants within the team. There is an excellent network of wider consultant support in Peterborough with weekly academic meetings and the opportunity to join a well-established consultant peer group for adult consultants in the North.
The locality team has a WTE staff grade Dr post. The team regularly hosts core Trainees, and higher trainees. The post holder would be encouraged to be both a clinical and educational supervisor for trainees.
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.
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