Consultant in Forensic / Adult Psychiatry based at HMP Bronzefield
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 men resident
To develop their own specialist interests and if appropriate to bring these in line with Trust and local service development plans.
Teaching and training of specialist nurses, other nurses and prison staff where appropriate.
To contribute to the maintenance and development of Health and 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.
A full access to a wide range of staff Benefits, Discounts and Offers you can enjoy when you join CNWL. Some listed but not limited to and some are open to your family too. Please refer to our Reward and wellbeing handbook for more information and full details on the deals you can save money on your weekly food shops, cinema tickets, meals out and holidays or even weekend breaks.
- Salary sacrifice schemes
- Study discounts for staff
- Flexible working
- Interest free loans - season tickets and car parking
- Weekly paid bank work
- Fitness and Wellbeing
The post holder will be expected to provide direct psychiatrist input into prisoners suffering from mental disorder. The existing service works along the lines of a traditional Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) based within the prison with prominent elements of crisis response and risk management.
The Mental Health Team receives circa 10 referrals a day and holds a caseload. Referrals are seen within 5 days (routine), 2 days (urgent) or 4 hours (emergency). There are circa 30 patients subject to multi-professional/agency working under the auspices of the Care Programme Approach (incorporating Section 117 Aftercare) at any one time.
The team assesses patients on ordinary location, healthcare wing and separation & care unit. A key focus of the work will be the assessment and treatment of patients on the inpatient unit (up to 23 patients). The inpatient unit houses a mix of both physical health and mental health patients. At any one time up to half would be mental health patients including those requiring transfer to psychiatric hospital.
The post-holder is not expected to screen new referrals, rather, follow up of referrals already having been assessed by a member of the MDT. Clinics will typically have 4 patients to review per session.
The post-holder will review patients on the inpatient unit when required.
The post-holder is not expected to carry a caseload. Caseloads will be carried by the CPNs and the post-holder will be expected to conduct psychiatric/medication reviews.
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