Consultant Psychiatrist in Inpatient General Adult Psychiatry
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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One full time (10 PA) substantive posts have become available in our Inpatient Psychiatry Service in Peterborough.
There is a generous recruitment premium attached to each post of £40K in addition to the standard relocation expenses.
The post consists of 10 Programmed Activities (10 PAs)which includes 6 PAs of direct clinical care and 4 PAs for supporting activities and CPD.
The post holder will work within well-established services, alongside other medical and non-medical colleagues. The appointed Consultant will provide strong leadership to their teams and drive further service developments in acute care.
Junior doctor support in the form of Specialty Doctors, higher trainee and/or core psychiatric trainees is provided.
The successful candidate will also work alongside Consultant colleagues in the North of the County. The post(s) will involve close working relationships with the modern matron, nurse specialists and team managers.
There will be opportunities to take on management responsibilities both internally within the Trust as well as externally with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Mentoring will also be provided to help new Consultants settle into their roles.
Main duties of the job
The appointee will provide Consultant leadership and psychiatric input to the inpatient units at the Cavell centre.
The post holder will work with the multidisciplinary team and establish good liaison and links with the community teams.
Four sessions are protected for special interest to be negotiated in job planning. These may include specific management or teaching responsibility or research.
CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.
For further information on CPFT please visit our website www.cpft.nhs.uk
The Role of the Consultant Psychiatrist covers the following areas:
- Represent the team to other Consultants and management
- Clinical areas:
- A Bio-psychosocial approach to treatment
- Evidence based interventions
- Legal issues
- Boundary setting
- Clinical Leadership:
- Enabling/Encouraging other team members
- Strategic planning and development
- Available to the team both to individuals and the team as a whole
- Active team member
- Attend regular reviews
- Work towards high team morale
- Medical students from Cambridge University
- Junior Doctors
- Other disciplines
- Participate in:
- Purpose and functioning of the team
- A source of wisdom to the team
The post holder will:
- Work in accordance with the New Ways of Working initiative for Consultants, attend regular team meetings such as MDT meetings and formulation meetings to discuss clinical issues with team members, care coordinators, inpatient doctors and other statutory agencies as required for the care of community patients
- Work closely with Consultant colleagues to ensure that the patient journey is as smooth as possible
- Give clinical leadership and actively liaise with general practitioners, psychiatrists and other hospital specialists, statutory and non-statutory agencies, whenever relevant to the care and treatment of patients
- Be committed to a multidisciplinary approach to care
- Use evidence-based interventions at all times
- Offer a consistent response to referrers/service users in a timely fashion regardless of origin of referral
- Offer an accurate diagnosis and timely interventions so that intensive treatment can be delivered to prevent chronicity and dependency on psychiatric services, in accordance with the recovery model
- Attend Mental Health Act assessments for relevant patients as indicated
- Act as the Responsible Clinician for inpatients including attending Tribunals, as necessary
- Participate in the development and maintenance of care programmes for patients
- Supervise junior and middle grade doctors in the team
- Participate in the teaching programmes of the multidisciplinary team
- Contribute to the collection of clinical information to ensure further service development and to enable audit
- Work closely with Consultant colleagues to contribute to the provision of appropriate Consultant cover for daytime, 9 am to 5 pm, (working days) and for periods of annual/study/special leave
- Participate in the on-call Consultant rota
- Participate in clinical governance activities
- Contribute to the teaching activities in the Trust
- Participate in teaching within the Trust
- Contribute to the day-to-day management and to the overall service development agenda through appropriate involvement with managerial and clinical colleagues
- Undergo annual appraisal and fulfil the requirements of continuing professional development (CPD) in order to meet the criteria for revalidation by the General Medical Council
- Agree a job plan with the Clinical Director
- Attend the Trust Wide Medical Advisory Groups
- Supervisor Training
Entry criteria for the grade
Certificate of Sponsorship
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