Specialty Doctor - Centralised Place of Safety, Maudsley Hospital
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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Post Commencing May 2023
This post is in our Acute Inpatient Care Pathway, looking after working age adults. This post is for the Centralised Place of Safety (CPOS), a newly opened suite located at the Maudsley Hospital. The unit is designed to admit patients admitted on either section 136 or section 135 and the post holder will work within an established MDT to assess and manage the acute physical and mental health needs of these patients.
The unit is staffed with a full nursing team, unit manager and Consultant Psychiatrist. The post provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience of innovative multiagency working and new services. There are also opportunities to contribute to clinical governance in the unit, and formal and informal teaching and development of the team.
Previous post holders have been supported to undertake Quality Improvement and other projects and have presented their work at conferences, developed grant proposals and submitted publications, and have left the post to enter Higher Psychiatry training. The post holder would benefit from regular clinical supervision from their line manager and the many CPD opportunities available on the Maudsley site (further details available on discussion).
For more information and to discuss the post please contact Dr Vivienne Curtis (Consultant Psychiatrist, CPOS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Main duties of the job
1. To provide medical input to unit. During working hours the specialty doctor has responsibility for initial clinical assessment and decision making in relation to section 136 and 135 assessments.
2. This will include assessment and examination and where necessary appropriate investigations for all clients. Patients suffering from significant medical illness are transferred to an acute Hospital, often King's College Hospital, also at Denmark Hill.
3. The doctor would assess under the Mental Health Act for admission either alone or as part of a full Mental Health Act assessment.
4. The doctor is responsible for record keeping including documentation of assessment and communication/ liaison with other agencies including primary care.
5. The doctor will support the wider staff team at the CPOS. There will be opportunities to contribute to clinical governance, and formal and informal teaching.
6. The doctor would be expected to be available to work 10 clinical sessions on the unit. The doctor will be able to take regular time for professional development as agreed with the team Consultant Psychiatrist.
7. There will be job planning review within 3 months of appointment involving the team Consultant Psychiatrist and the team leader of the unit.
8. The doctor would receive clinical supervision from the CPOS Consultant Psychiatrist each week.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of mental health services to the people of Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham as well as national & specialist outpatient services and CAMHS inpatient wards with outreach adolescent services in SE London and Kent.
It is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a £2 billion annual turnover. Increased structural organizational connections are in the process of development. See www.kingshealthpartners.org. King's Health Partners is committed to a tripartite mission of excellence across the clinical, research and educational activity. Any post holder will take an active role across these core missions.
The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is committed to innovation, effective interventions and improved service user outcomes. The Trust has a broad range of staff in all disciplines with the widest range of skills and interests that provides many opportunities for new Psychiatrists to thrive and develop. It provides mental health services to the people of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon. It also provides specialist services to people across the UK and inpatient services to Kent.
The Trust's core value states that 'everything we do is to improve the experience of people using our services and to promote mental health and well-being for all'.
This job description is an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities of the post and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties appropriate to the pay band.
The post may change over time to reflect the developing needs of the Trust and its services, as well as the personal development of the post holder.
This job description will be subject to regular review and adjustment.
Annual leave is in line with NHS guidelines for this grade.
With agreement study leave can be offered to a maximum of 5 days per annum. This is in addition to sessions agreed with the service to maintain professional development.
This Personal Development Plan will form part of the annual appraisal process which all doctors are expected to have within the Trust.
This in turn will contribute to GMC Revalidation and Relicensing.
All Doctors will adhere to Trust Policy and Procedure, GMC Good Medical Practice and related regulatory documents, and Good Psychiatric Practice published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The salary range for this post is in accordance with the NHS salary scale plus London Weighting (whole time).
Appointment will be subject to satisfactory Occupational Health and Enhanced CRB Disclosure clearances
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