Consultant Psychiatrist - Bristol Acute Inpatient Services

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a Consultant to provide leadership to Oakwood Ward, a dynamic acute unit with 23 beds, based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

The ward embraces the challenges of Acute Psychiatry. It is a psychologically informed environment working in a truly multi-disciplinary model. The team are motivated to work on ways to improve the quality of the service, developing and carrying out quality improvement projects; strive to offer the best possible care and enabling patients and carers to pursue recovery.

The ward has RCPsych Accreditation and good CQC feedback.

Main duties of the job

You will lead on daily ward reviews providing visible and accessible support to the SAS doctor, junior doctor and nursing team.

This post is evolving new ways of working to include systems for consultant time to be focused on those patients that need senior medical input so that decision-making, treatment and discharge planning, and liaison with the Intensive (Crisis) team happens promptly. To support this, the consultant will not have responsibilities outside of this team, other than attending some CPD activities or interface meetings with other teams.

You will be encouraged and supported to be involved in service leadership and management and to develop an area of special clinical interest in line with service needs.

We offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages.

Bristol is a great place to live and work and has easy travel routes across the country via the M4 and M5, There are two principal railway stations in Bristol and an airport.

About us

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.

Date posted

15 February 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-RVN788-JK

Job locations

Oakwood Ward, Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Eligibility

Essential

  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Desirable

  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in an inpatient setting.

Personal Skills

Essential

  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills

Essential

  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults of working age and to deal with crisis situations.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.

Teaching

Essential

  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit

Essential

  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g MD,PHD,Msc or other additional clinical qualifications
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Eligibility

Essential

  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months of gaining CCT
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

Desirable

  • CCT in General Adult Psychiatry

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in an inpatient setting.

Personal Skills

Essential

  • To possess leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in order to effectively work with patients, carers and staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Clinical Skills

Essential

  • Ability to assess and treat psychiatric problems in Adults of working age and to deal with crisis situations.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the management skills required to function successfully as a Consultant.

Teaching

Essential

  • Commitment to and experience of undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching.
  • Understand principles of teaching.

Research and Audit

Essential

  • Experience or involvement in a research project and publication.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of management/leadership skills training.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Oakwood Ward, Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Oakwood Ward, Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB


Employer's website

http://www.awp.nhs.uk/about-us/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Medical Lead

Dr Phillip Charles

p.charles@nhs.net

07803441404

Date posted

15 February 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

342-RVN788-JK

Job locations

Oakwood Ward, Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB


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