Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry - Hospital Liaison Service
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
The closing date is 14 December 2023
We are seeking a dedicated and passionate consultant who shares our vision for delivering outstanding mental health care to join our Acute Hospital Liaison Service. This is an established post based at at the Victoria Centre, Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
The Great Western Hospital is a modern 670 bedded multi-specialty district General Hospital.
The post offered is that of a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry or have completed Dual Training,
Main duties of the job
You will share the Responsible Clinician role for patients detained under the Mental Health Act to Great Western Hospital, Swindon. The Liaison Psychiatry Service is a fully integrated service, providing assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic service for patients aged 18 years and above who develop psychiatric morbidity while being treated at Great Western hospital. The Mental Health Liaison Team accepts referrals for all service users over the age of 18 where there are mental health concerns.
This includes adults of working age and older age service users with frailty and cognitive problems. Referrals are received from the Emergency Department and all inpatient medical wards and departments. Advice and support are also provided for service users' families and carers and health professionals wishing to make a referral or simply raise for case discussion, which may or may not lead to referral. After a referral is made, service users remain under the overall responsibility of the Acute Trust.
We are committed to your ongoing CPD, seeking to optimise your talents and enable you to achieve your career aspirations.The organisation will support the development of your areas of subspecialties and special interest.
We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages, including a relocation package of up to £8,000.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care
Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.
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