Consultant in Adult/Forensic Psychiatry (HMP Highdown)
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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An opportunity has arisen for a Consultant to join CNWL Health & Justice Services.
We are looking for a Consultant who is passionate about prison psychiatry and can deliver outstanding clinical leadership to the mental health team. This Post is ideally suited for a Consultant who enjoys assessing and treating challenging and unusual mental and physical health clinical presentations in a complex long term environment.
Main duties of the job
- To provide clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care to the residents of HMP Highdown
- To develop their own specialist interests and if appropriate to bring these in line with Trust and local service development
- Teaching and training of specialist nurses, other nurses and prison staff where appropriate.
- To contribute to the maintenance and development of Health & Justice services within the Trust to the highest standard through clinical audit and other activities related to Care Quality.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff that provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.
As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.
Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.
Clinical activities typically involve seeing patients in ordinary location for a new assessment or follow up. Patients can be brought to outpatient area when the prison regime moves out of lockdown. The postholder will be expected to attend clinical team meeting on Tuesday or Wednesday, attend relevant prison meetings for complex cases as required.
The post holder will be expected to provide direct psychiatrist input into prisoners suffering from mental disorder. This will include providing outpatient appointments and also an element of crisis and risk management. It will involve contributing to weekly MDT meetings with partnership agencies in the prison and also chairing a weekly zoning meeting/caseload review with the mental health team. In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute to Parole Hearings and meetings where requested and coordinate referrals and transfers to outside agencies and hospitals where needed.
CLINICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
ACADEMIC SKILLS & LIFELONG LEARNING
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).