Specialty Doctor in Adult Mental Health (Perinatal)

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This vacancy is for a new post as specialty doctor in the perinatal service and is based at Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham. The team provides specialist assessment and management for women of all ages suffering from, or at risk of suffering from, complex/severe mental illness either during pregnancy or up to 24 months postnatally. We also offer pre-conception counselling for with enduring mental illness who are planning a pregnancy. We provide specialist advice to other services and we accept referrals from maternity services, GPs, 0-25 service, social workers, IAPT providers and TEWV services. We work closely with all these services. If patients are open to another secondary mental health team, we will work alongside this team to offer specialist input for the woman during the perinatal period. The service has links with local acute services such as the crisis and liaison teams, as well as the general adult inpatient wards and specialist mother and baby inpatient units.

The service has targets from NHS England around the number or women that are seen and a commitment to deliver perinatal specific interventions and the objectives from the long term plan.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. They will undertake assessments, run outpatient clinics and do home visits as required with the support and supervision from Consultant Psychiatrist. On occasions the post holder will be expected to contribute towards Mental Health Act Assessments. They will offer advice to general practitioners and non-medical prescribers, as well as any junior doctors who are attached to the team. The post holder will contribute towards the monitoring of patient’s physical health care in relation to the medication that they take. There will be opportunity to contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings, formulation meetings and undertaking joint visits/reviews with other members of the team. The post holder will be an integral part of these reviews under the supervision of Consultant Psychiatrist. There will also be opportunity to develop skills in parent infant assessments/interventions, as these are integral to the role of the team. There will be a degree of flexibility in terms of working to cater for learning and service needs.

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Date posted

21 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£45,124 to £77,519 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9346-AMH-217M2

Job locations

Lanchester Road Hospital

Durham

Durham

DH1 5RD


Job description

Job responsibilities

The team provides specialist assessment and management for women of all ages suffering from, or at risk of suffering from, complex/severe mental illness either during pregnancy or up to 24 months postnatally. We also offer pre-conception counselling for with enduring mental illness who are planning a pregnancy. We provide specialist advice to other services and we accept referrals from maternity services, GPs, 0-25 service, social workers, IAPT providers and TEWV services. We work closely with all these services. If patients are open to another secondary mental health team, we will work alongside this team to offer specialist input for the woman during the perinatal period. The service has links with local acute services such as the crisis and liaison teams, as well as the general adult inpatient wards and specialist mother and baby inpatient units.

The service has targets from NHS England around the number or women that are seen and a commitment to deliver perinatal specific interventions and the objectives from the long term plan.

The team is part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality and Innovation, and a registered member of the Perinatal Quality Network. As part of this network we receive an annual peer review and team members undertake reviews of other services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team provides specialist assessment and management for women of all ages suffering from, or at risk of suffering from, complex/severe mental illness either during pregnancy or up to 24 months postnatally. We also offer pre-conception counselling for with enduring mental illness who are planning a pregnancy. We provide specialist advice to other services and we accept referrals from maternity services, GPs, 0-25 service, social workers, IAPT providers and TEWV services. We work closely with all these services. If patients are open to another secondary mental health team, we will work alongside this team to offer specialist input for the woman during the perinatal period. The service has links with local acute services such as the crisis and liaison teams, as well as the general adult inpatient wards and specialist mother and baby inpatient units.

The service has targets from NHS England around the number or women that are seen and a commitment to deliver perinatal specific interventions and the objectives from the long term plan.

The team is part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality and Innovation, and a registered member of the Perinatal Quality Network. As part of this network we receive an annual peer review and team members undertake reviews of other services.

Person Specification

Teaching & Training

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.

Desirable

  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

CPD & Appraisal

Essential

  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad
  • Approved under S12 of MHA OR able to achieve within 6 months of appointment.

Desirable

  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Good knowledge of psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.

Desirable

  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.

Research, Audit & Quality Improvement

Essential

  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.

Desirable

  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology.
  • Participated in research and/or service improvement.
Person Specification

Teaching & Training

Essential

  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training.

Desirable

  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.

CPD & Appraisal

Essential

  • Participated in continuous professional development.
  • Evidence of annual appraisal and commitment to appraisal and revalidation.

Qualifications

Essential

  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • At least 4 years postgraduate experience, including at least 2 years in a core psychiatry training programme in UK or abroad
  • Approved under S12 of MHA OR able to achieve within 6 months of appointment.

Desirable

  • MRCPsych or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Good knowledge of psychiatry.
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge.

Desirable

  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty.

Research, Audit & Quality Improvement

Essential

  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.

Desirable

  • Shows commitment to quality through knowledge of quality improvement and lean thinking methodology.
  • Participated in research and/or service improvement.

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

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lanchester Road Hospital

Durham

Durham

DH1 5RD


Employer's website

https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lanchester Road Hospital

Durham

Durham

DH1 5RD


Employer's website

https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Claire Gunkel

claire.gunkel@nhs.net

01642838158

Date posted

21 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£45,124 to £77,519 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9346-AMH-217M2

Job locations

Lanchester Road Hospital

Durham

Durham

DH1 5RD