This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.
The service provides Primary Care Services for those from 18 years old, and Secondary care service for adults age 25-70 years of age residing in the Bury and Blackbourne patch catchment area. The team receives referrals from the 8 General Practices that make up the 2 Primary Care Networks.
Whilst we are embarking on our Transformation journey it is expected that we will see a dramatic reduction in number of patients within our Secondary Care Services. Once April 2022 is upon us and our teams are fully established, we are expecting caseloads no higher than 250 for the Bury and Blackbourne and will be supported by either an ACP, SAS or a Nurse Consultant.
The post holder will provide clinical leadership to the community team and work collaboratively with all MDT members and other adult service staff. The role provides advice and guidance to colleagues in Primary Care, clinical assessment and reviews of patients in discussion with the team, especially patients thought to be at high risk, those presenting with complex problems or those with diagnostic uncertainty.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will undertake clinical management of patients seen within the team at a level as is appropriate for a Consultant Psychiatrist in either Primary or Secondary Care. This would include diagnostic assessment where required, development of management plans and treatments regimes.
To provide medical expertise within the multidisciplinary team, in the assessment, diagnosis and management of referred patients; take part in team meetings, supervision and the development of the team.
To supervise and train junior medical staff. This would be as Clinical Supervisor for any junior colleagues working directly with the post holder in the Pathway. The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision of medical students on attachment to the team and to their psychiatry experience on attachment to the Trust more generally where appropriate.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Why work with us?
Relocation allowance / removal benefit
Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
Encouragement and support for areas of special interest
Subsidised gyms and free physio service
We have a strong education reputation and close ties with both The University of Cambridge and The University of East Anglia
Well established county wide teaching program
Access and encouragement to partake in research and a well-established research network within the Trust
Support for Quality Improvement, Audit and Service development
Study leave budget of 600 annually.
Forward thinking, clinically lead and innovative trust
Flexibility can be considered for a degree of remote working
Job description Job responsibilities
To provide clinical leadership and psychiatric expertise for the Bury and Blackbourne Enhanced Recovery Team
Work collaboratively with colleagues in the community team, the wards, crisis and liaison services for adults to provide a seamless pathway
Please see attached full Job Description for this role
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
Entry on the GMC Register
Approved clinician status
Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
3 years or equivalent medical experience
6 months experience in relevant clinical area
Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness
Effective team working
Driving Licence/able to travel independently
Clinical Governance Essential
A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
Experience of supervising junior medical staff
Teaching and presentation skills
BMJ Ref: BMJ-100632/246-MWSU3469667-I
Location: Norfolk and Suffolk, East of England
Core Values: Respectfully, Positively, Together
Size: We employee 4,000 plus people across Community and Inpatient sites across Norfolk and Suffolk
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people.
We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services. Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2012, following the merge of Norfolk and Waveney Partnership Trust and Suffolk Partnership Trust. We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.
At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.
The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey.
Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.
Research at NSFT
NSFT is committed to growing the amount of research taking place locally and has developed a robust infrastructure to enable this to happen. The Trust has a thriving R+D department recruiting to Portfolio studies with a large R+D team in support of this. In addition there is an innovative research development programme which has successfully helped many clinicians to develop their research ideas and careers, link to other centres of clinical and research excellence and to guide them towards potentially leading on research grant applications. The department has been very successful in these grant applications with three dedicated teams: child and youth, adult, and older peoples clinical areas each of which is now leading on major publications and funded NIHR grants and fellowships. The department has strong links with UEA and other universities and has the full support of the Trust Board.
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