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Consultant Psychiatrist - In-Patients (Clock View Hospital)

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Trust
Location
Walton, Liverpool
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum (plus 10% recruitment & retention premia)
Closing date
1 Nov 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Psychiatry
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to work as part of the inpatient team at Clock View Hospital, Liverpool. The post is available due to the previous post holder moving to a role in a different Trust. The post is one of three general adult inpatient Consultants at Clock View Hospital. The post holder would be responsible for up to 21 patients split across 2 of the 3 adult wards (Alt, Dee and Morris). Each ward has 17 beds.

Clock View Hospital is a purpose built adult mental health facility based in Walton, Liverpool opened in 2015. There are 3 acute adult wards namely: Alt (mixed ward), Dee (female), and Morris (male). Clock view also houses Newton ward which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and an old age ward, Irwell.

At Mersey Care we are passionate about mental health and wellbeing and delivering the best possible care for the people we serve. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.

The Trust is focused on driving change and innovation by supporting and enhancing the leadership role of our senior clinicians and this role would offer opportunities for you to lead and develop excellent practice in the field

Main duties of the job

Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for 21 patients split across 2 wards.

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for inpatients.

Support staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.

To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.

To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Manager's hearings.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust's risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement Meetings.

To provide medical leadership to the team.

Liaise with carers.

To maintain effective communication with other services.

Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Clock View Hospital is an adult mental health facility based in Walton, Liverpool opened in 2015. There are 3 acute adult wards namely: Alt (mixed ward), Dee (female), and Morris (male). Clock view also houses Newton ward which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and an old age ward, Irwell. All wards across the Trust take admissions, as well as patient transfers.

Inpatient care for service users is provided by Consultants working within the Acute Care teams at Broadoak Unit, Clock View Hospital, Windsor House, all based in Liverpool, and Hartley Hospital based in Southport. The number of general adult beds across the Trust has temporarily reduced as a result of Covid-19, in order to adhere to social distancing guidance.

The post holder would be responsible for up to 21 patients split across 2 of the 3 adult wards (Alt, Dee and Morris). Each ward has 17 beds. On average there are approximately 3-4 admissions per week to each ward in total with around 2-3 discharges. Approximately 25-50 per cent of the admitted patients are detained at any given time and there is on average one Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing each week.

Clinical leadership and medical management:

Participation in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribution to the broader strategic and planning work of the

Leading the improvement of the quality of care within the team and contribute to improving quality across the system.

Teaching and Training:
  • Trust-wide
  • Teaching arrangements in locality/team.
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical
  • Participation in the training of other
  • Providing educational supervision of trainees and other
  • Taking part in continuing medical education within statutory
  • DME is Dr Indira Vinjamuri
  • Mersey Care has specific links with Liverpool Medical School and Edge Hill University Medical School

The post holder would be expected to be approved as a Responsible Clinician or be willing to undertake training to obtain Section 12(2) MHA and will be expected to renew this approval according to agreed.

Clinical Duties:

Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for 21 patients split across 2 wards.

Carry out comprehensive psychiatric assessments and provide treatment for inpatients.

Support ward based staff to manage psychiatric emergencies.

Conduct patient reviews and lead multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and multi-professional meetings.

To be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance with the code of practice.

To provide verbal and written evidence to Mental Health Review Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearings.

To carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trusts risk management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings (H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings.

To provide medical leadership to the inpatient team.

Liaise with families / carers.

Liaise with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients.Liaise with other stakeholders and interested parties.The post holder will be expected to maintain effective communication with other services, including in-patient and community mental health teams, and primary care.

Provide clinical/educational supervision to junior colleagues

Training Duties:
  • Participation in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical
  • Participation in the training of other
  • Providing educational supervision of trainees and other
  • Taking part in continuing medical education within statutory

Clinical Governance:
  • Expected contribution to clinical governance and responsibility for setting and monitoring standards.
  • Participation in clinical audit and other local assurance

Participation in service/team evaluation and the planning of future service developments.
  • The post holder will be included in the daily on-call rota for North Liverpool and Sefton. There is usually always a higher trainee ST4-6 first on call at night. On-call availability supplement is 1% - Band B low frequency, low intensity and has been consistently for many years. The rota is currently shared with approximately 13 colleagues.


Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
Desirable
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications
Eligibility
Essential
  • 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
Desirable
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Transport
Essential
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Desirable
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service
Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning
Essential
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Ability to work in and lead team
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared leadership & collaborative working to deliver improvement.
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
Desirable
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change or improved outcomes to patients


BMJRef: BMJ-94668/350-MED4484954-B
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