Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- Kings Lynn
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year gross per annum pro rata
- Closing date
- 19 Apr 2023
- Hospital, Psychiatry
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
This role will be supported by a 12,000 relocation allowance.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Mental Health Liaison Team in our West and South Norfolk Care Group, based from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, as a clinical leader, in the care of people presenting to hospital with a mental health need, through your expertise and innovative approach, in a team committed to continuous improvement.
Full and Part-time roles considered.
Main duties of the job
As Consultant Psychiatrist, you will also support care for people receiving support under the Mental Health Act, as Responsible Clinician under Section 12. Through the trusts 5 year plan and beyond, our mission is to achieve positive mental health by providing safe, effective trusted services together with our partners. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatment, intervention and continuing an active life.
The people we serve, and their families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do.
The Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) provides specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and care to adults with a mental health need in the acute hospital setting.
Interventions offered include:
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults and young people aged 18-25 presenting with a mental health need.
Providing access to immediate intervention and support to people in line with the Core 24 offer.
Monitoring of mental health and delivering agreed treatment plans
Regular clinical care planning and reviews.
You will join a multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Psychologists and medical trainees, with close links to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team, community mental health teams and the mental health inpatient services.
The MHLT receives on average 80 to 90 referrals a month. It is expected that you will provide direct contacts for around 20% of referred patients on average per month, in addition to providing advice to team members as needed for management of cases.
This is an established post, arising due to the retirement of the current post holder. The post holder will provide Consultant input to the Mental Health Liaison Service for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Kings Lynn.
Full Job Description and Person Specification attached.
- Entry on the GMC Register
- Approved Clinician Status
- Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
- Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCST
- 3 years or equivalent medical experience
- 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
- Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness
- Experience of supervising junior medical staff
- Teaching and presentation skills
- Effective team working
- Leadership qualities
- Driving Licence/able to travel independently
- A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
- Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice
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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