Consultant Psychiatrist in Mental Health Liaison
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum/ Pro rata
- Closing date
- 21 Feb 2023
- Hospital, Psychiatry, Liaison psychiatry
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance
We are inviting applications for an exciting Consultant role which has become available in our Mental Health Liaison team at Ipswich.
The post holder provides medical input to an existing Mental Health Liaison team to meet the additional demands of the work coming out due to new 111 option 2 launch. Both full time and part time applicants are encouraged to apply. The post holder will be supported by 0.5 wte Consultant and 1 wte SAS doctor. You will join a group of very active and enthusiastic group of Consultants and SAS doctors who provide leadership and participate actively in local transformation of the services. The post is part of our East Suffolk Care group which has the best ratings in NSFT for Medical engagement and above average from National Standards. Our medical workforce is actively involved and leads on all service developments locally.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be expected to provide clinical leadership to our Mental Health Liaison team and take keen interest in their own and other colleagues clinical, educational, and professional development.
The post holder will undertake clinical management of patients seen within the team at a level as is appropriate for a speciality doctor under the supervision of Consultant Psychiatrist. This would include diagnostic assessment where required, development of management plans and treatments regimes.
They will also provide medical expertise within the multidisciplinary team, including SAS Doctors, Junior Doctors, Advance Nurse Practitioners, CPNs, Psychologists and Social Workers in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of referred patients; take part in team meetings, supervision, and the development of the team.
The duties also include liaison with professional colleagues in primary care, secondary care, and other psychiatric teams. The doctor is expected to be trained in mental health and capacity legislation to meet the requirements of emergency work, community treatment orders and assessment of capacity.
Why come and work with us:
- Relocation allowance / removal benefit
- Protected time of 2.5 SPA per week (pro rata)
- Friendly Colleagues
- 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
The post holder provides medical input to an existing Mental Health Liaison team to provide medical leadership, Team advice and guidance and medical consultation to our service users. Both full time and part time applicants are encouraged to apply
- Entry on the GMC Register
- Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
- Approved Clinician Status
- 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
- 3 years or equivalent medical experience
- Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness
- Experience of supervising junior medical staff
- Teaching and presentation skills
- A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
- Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
- Effective team working
- Leadership qualities
- Driving Licence/able to travel independently
BMJ Ref: BMJ-109482/246-MESU4215193-G
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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