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Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Liaison

Employer
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Poole
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pa
Closing date
3 Nov 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We have an exciting new full time opportunity (10 PA, with job share considered) for a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Liaison Psychiatry to work within an expanding and developing Liaison Psychiatry Service.

Our Liaison Psychiatry Service aims to provide a comprehensive service across three hospitals in the County of Dorset; Poole General Hospital (PGH), Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH), and Dorchester County Hospital (DCH).

Why Dorset Healthcare?

Alongside our outstanding location, support, development opportunities and NHS benefits, we can offer:

-Relocation: we can provide a generous relocation package of up to 10,000 if you are interested in moving to our beautiful county

- Recruitment and Retention: apayment of 10,000 to be paid in monthly instalments for the first year of employment

- A commitment to flexible working: we would love to hear from you to discuss how together we might design this role around you and your specialist interests. We are committed to enabling flexible working and would welcome a discussion on how this could be achieved for you.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a full-time (10 PA) Consultant in Child and Adolescent Liaison Psychiatry to join our newly expanding CAMHS team. You'll be proactive, positive and enthusiastic, bringing energy and fresh thinking to the way we work towards our vision of being Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise.

This is a great time for you to move into our mental health services, we have made significant investment available for you to review and reconfigure community mental health services in line with the Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project (MMHICC) and you will be instrumental in shaping the future of this service.

You will work alongside 3 consultants in adult liaison psychiatry, one based at each of our three hospital sites. You'll work within an expanding and developing Liaison Psychiatry Service which aims to provide a comprehensive service to people attending all three acute hospital sites in the county.

The Liaison Psychiatry services at Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals have been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN).

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holder in CAMHS Liaison will provide clinical leadership to an experienced multidisciplinary team. Duties will include providing support to the team for routine and emergency clinical assessments on hospital wards and in Emergency Departments, providing training and clinical supervision for team members including the junior doctors, providing specialist consultation and advice to medical/ paediatric team colleagues including education and advice on the assessment of competence and capacity in children and young people, and undertaking such as assessment if the case is considered complex and it would benefit the childs care.

The Liaison Psychiatry Service works closely with other mental health staff based in the acute hospitals, including specialist alcohol nurses, and sessional psychological therapists who work patients with long term conditions or who are frequent attenders.

The CAMHS Liaison service will have strong links with all mental health services in the locality, particularly with the CAMHS community teams, the specialist teams working with young people, and the adolescent inpatient team. The service will also have strong links with adult mental health services, and will co-develop effective transition plans where relevant. The post holder will need to establish and maintain good working relationships with Childrens Social Care teams, with the Local Education Authorities, and with schools.

Teaching and training are important aspects of the role. The post-holder will have formal clinical supervision responsibilities for any trainees within the team and will be expected to provide day to day informal supervision of their work as required. Training responsibilities will be undertaken in line with Wessex Deanery and Royal College standards for best practice and the post holder will be supported to become an Educational and/or named Clinical Supervisor. The post holder will be expected to undertake ad-hoc teaching for different groups of staff or for particular hospital departments when requested.

The post holder is expected take part in the On-call rota unless an exemption is made following discussion with Chief Medical Officer/Deputy Chief Medical Officer. The On-call rota is Dorset wide on weekdays (1:25) and the postholder will be expected to cover the West of the county on weekends (1:12). The On call is paid at 3% on call availability supplement plus 0.25 APA. This is a joint general adult, learning disability, child psychiatry and old age psychiatry senior on-call rota supported by core trainees, higher trainees (Specialist Registrars) and SASG or ANP.

It is a 3 tier support system in the East over the weekdays and 2 tier system when covering the West. There is also a non-resident junior doctor on-call. When on-call the postholder is expected to provide advice and support to junior colleagues on-call, out of hours nursing and social work colleagues. When necessary, it is expected that the on-call consultant will review patients personally.

At weekends and on bank holidays there is a consultant led inpatient review for newly admitted patients to address problems with inpatients. This ensures that all patients admitted to our units are seen by a consultant within the first 24 hours of their admission and also review patients in longer term seclusions.

The post-holder will provide cross cover for annual, study and emergency sick leave with an assigned colleague. The allocated Consultant for CAMHS Psych liaison is the consultant covering Pebble lodge (CAMHS GAU). Cover can also be arranged via the wider group when designated cover arrangement is not possible. These cover arrangements will also take account the other medical staff in the locality team.

Person Specification
Qualifications/Training
Essential
  • General medical Qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent, e.g. membership of a psychiatry college in another country.
Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • Additional clinical qualification.
Eligibility
Essential
  • Must be in possession or within 6 months of possession of a CCT in Psychiatry or on Specialist Register in Psychiatry.
  • On Specialist Register in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Section 12(2) approval and Approved Clinician approval or ability to obtain approval before starting post.
Desirable
  • Experience of medicine outside psychiatry e.g. general practice, medicine.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty.
  • Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team involvement.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wider medical knowledge.
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA.
  • Make decisions based on evidence and experience including contribution of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Desirable
  • Teaching Experience.
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within the NHS or comparable service.
Dorset HealthCare Values
Essential
  • Proactive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy, and positive.
Management Skills
Essential
  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of goo patient care.
  • Able to manage priorities.
  • Evidence of management/Leadership skills training.
Desirable
  • Previous management experience including that of other junior medical staff.
Leadership Skills
Essential
  • Understand principles of leadership and give examples of leadership in own practice.
  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
Clinical Governance
Essential
  • An understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance in the NHS organisations and importance in patient care.
  • Awareness of current issues in mental health service provision, policy and legislation.
Self Awareness
Essential
  • To have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • To have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a consultant psychiatrist and how to manage these appropriately.
Supervision of Junior medical Staff
Essential
  • Knowledge of requirements for supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff.
  • Approved educational supervisor training.
Research and Audit
Essential
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.
  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Ability to supervisor junio
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Company

About us:

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are many ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion, and expertise in all we do.

Why Dorset HealthCare:

Innovation and fresh thinking are in our DNA:

  • We were the first mental health NHS trust in the southwest to be rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our mental health services
  • We are rated as one of the top four NHS trusts for providing an extremely high level of care for people with mental illness
  • We were shortlisted by the HSJ for Mental Health Provider of the Year in 2019
  • We are multi award-winning, including ‘Best Use of Technology to Improve the Working Environment’ and ‘Best Employee Staff Recognition’
  • We have a strong track record of delivering innovative change, with 83% of medical staff saying they feel able to make suggestions to improve the work of the team and 78% who feel like they have frequent opportunities to show their initiative

What happens here changes people's lives:

  • 96% of medical staff feel that their job makes a difference
  • 82% of medical staff feel that there are numerous opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills
  • Staff rated us as the joint 4th best mental health and community NHS Trust to work at
  • Staff rated us 9.4 out of 10 for our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Staff rated us 9.7 out of 10 for Safe Environment

Why Dorset:

If you don’t already live here and you’re tired of the 24-hour noise and rhythms of living and working in an urban jungle or weary of cramming into tube cars or busy buses at rush hour, Dorset could be the perfect place to start afresh. 

Dorset is home to the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, a magnet for fossil hunters and setting for the hit TV series Broadchurch. We also have miles and miles of sandy, award-winning beaches beloved by millions of holiday makers.

More than half of Dorset is designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), reflecting our breath-taking landscapes, panoramic views, rich wildlife habitats and historical landmarks such as hilltop earthworks and ancient monuments.

Famous landmarks include Brownsea Island, birthplace of the scouting movement; Corfe Castle; the Cerne Abbas Giant; Gold Hill in Shaftesbury; Durdle Door; the Cobb at Lyme Regis, and the former homes of Thomas Hardy, run by the National Trust.

What working for us will provide:

  • 32 days of annual leave, rising to 34 days after 7 years’ experience, plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training, including access to our one-to-one career coaching team and a training budget to pursue any postgraduate programmes of interest and relevance to your field of work. On top of this, you’ll also have access to study leave days and an annual study leave budget
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Book one of our two Trust owned beach huts along the famous Sandbanks!
  • £10,000 relocation costs where applicable
  • Recruitment and retention bonus where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services

Visit our careers website at www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/work-for-us to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

Location(s):

We have 1 vision, and 300 locations:

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/work-for-us/our-locations (please use the map on this webpage showing all of our 300 locations)

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Website
Telephone
01202 277000
Location
Sentinel House
Poole
Dorset
BH17 0RB
United Kingdom
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