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Consultant Psychiatrist

Mersey Care NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Psychiatry
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for a full-time (10 PAs + 1 additional programmed activity) Consultant Psychiatrist to join Norris Green Hub, Community Mental Health Team for adults of working age. If successful in your application for this replacement full time post, you will join a dynamic and dedicated multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality assessment and treatment of for adults with psychosis and other severe mental illnesses referred from linked general practices from the Mid to North Liverpool area, which includes some areas of the City that are affluent but other areas that include amongst its population areas of high mini scores reflecting higher levels of deprivation. The service has however for many years successfully delivered flexible, service user focused care.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be joining adult mental health services with the implementation of a new clinical model that isalready yielding improvements in care throughout the pathway,supported by more effective team working with primary care and adult inpatient acute are colleagues.

Mersey Care NHS FT is an innovative well led Trust, with an aspiration of Perfect Care for all of its service users, deliveredthrough a supportive Just Culture environment for staff. ForConsultant Psychiatrists it offers excellent opportunities forprofessional development, research and medical management roles. As aGlobal Digital Exemplar Mersey Care is developing digital applications to support the implementation of its 'Zero Suicide Policy' and the useof predictive analytics in mental health which will assist clinicianswith their decision making and risk prioritisation.

About us

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world's leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care's vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Hold Consultant Psychiatrist responsibility for Moss House CMHT

Be actively involved in the leadership, management and decision making within the Community Mental Health Team

Utilise a flexible approach to delivery of clinical care so that it best meets the needs of service users and carers.

Supervise and support team members who carry out assessments of patients referred to the team.

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for patients.

Support MDT staff to manage psychiatric emergencies

Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary reviews, CPA reviews and multiprofessional meetingsContribute to the development of the service and be actively involved in the critical evaluation of its effectiveness over time.

Ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the medical records and undertake administrative duties associated with the care of the patient.

Foster relationships between staff within each organisation, and also with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

To act as team responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and as required participate in Trusts risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings(H-RAMM)

Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including; inpatient units, other community mental health teams, specialist services and primary care.

Liaison with families / carers other stakeholders and interested parties

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with IAPT services and other community mental health teams and primary care.

The post holder would need to have achieved Approved Clinician status , recognised by the Trust , by commencement of clinical duties as they are required to act in this capacity if responsible for CTO patients and any other patients subject to the Mental Health Act as part of the out of hours rota.

Person Specification
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

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

Employer details
Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust



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