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Consultant Psychiatrist Acute Adult Inpatient - Early Intervention

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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This is a full-time post. The post-holder will work with the ward manager and modern matron to deliver high quality inpatient treatment to the population of adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis City & Hackney and who require inpatient admission. They will contribute to the overall management and service development of Ruth Seifert Ward. The post-holder will coordinate leave and cover arrangements for the patients they have RC responsibility for, with the other inpatient consultants, and occasionally with community consultant psychiatrists. We are keen to develop clinical and medical leadership.

The main duties of the post consist of providing consultant leadership, supervision and support to the inpatient teams providing care for people living in City & Hackney and experiencing first episode of psychosis and requiring a hospital admission, and for people living outside of City & Hackney and being admitted to City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health.

Main duties of the job

  • Contribute as a senior member of staff to service development within Ruth Seifert Ward (particularly refining further screening processes, consultation and liaison to teams, provision of timely medical assessments for people with suspected first episode of psychosis on the wards)
  • Offer consultations, assessments & appropriate treatments to people living in City & Hackney and experiencing first episode of psychosis and requiring a hospital admission, and for people living outside of City & Hackney and being admitted to City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health.
  • Develop close links with Acute Wards and Community teams, including newly established Neighbourhoods Mental Health Teams.
  • Work with service users to develop service user input to service delivery and development.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of colleagues, notably junior doctors.
  • Ensure clinical audit of the service and the implementation of appropriate assessment tools and outcome measures as an integrated part of the service and contribute to quality improvement initiatives.
  • Take a key role on service development & contribute to trust wide developments through developing relationships with other Early Intervention teams and other wards in the Trust.
  • Be active in the Trust's clinical governance programme, developing audit tools and outcome measures.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

The Trust could support you with offering up to £10,000 for removal/relocation and associated expenses.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For further information relating to this vacancy please see attached job description and person specification.

JD Pending RCP Approval

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • MRCPsych or equivalent

Desirable

  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.

Knowledge
Essential

  • Excellent knowledge of operation of acute adult mental health service.
  • An understanding of relevant Government guidelines, targets and legislation

Skills/Abilities
Essential

  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation/liaison skills to services, teams and individuals
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary setting
  • Commitment to working with service users on service development

Desirable

  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Experience of team /service leadership
  • Experience of organisational development work

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