Specialty Doctor in General Adult Psychiatry
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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This post forms part of the Directorate of Adult Mental Health within the North Yorkshire and York Locality area of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
We aim to provide person-centred specialist services, with emphasis on the role of the care coordinator, and consequent reduction of clinical demands on consultant psychiatrists and specialty doctors, allowing them to take up true consultancy roles, and to devote more time to special interests.
We also aim to provide compassionate care to patients, carers and families that take account of the patients needs and aspirations beyond their mental health difficulties. Our aim is to work collaboratively with patients, sharing responsibility for their care and providing informed choices about treatment options.
The Trust provides a range of mental health and learning disability services to the 2 million people living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York & Selby.The Trust has strong academic links with local universities.
Main duties of the job
The expectations of the clinical work are that the post holder will provide medical input in line with the principles of New Ways of Working. The core clinical work will involve outpatient clinics, formulation-, review- and leadership- meetings and Mental Health Act-related work. The direct clinical workload centres on clinic-based meetings. As a result of the Transformation of Mental Health Services in Harrogate, inpatient services are provided from Foss Park Hospital in York with enhanced support for local teams provided through the crisis resolution and home treatment team.
The post holder will not act as a care coordinator. They will conduct up to 2 new assessments per week, following the initial assessments by the care coordinator. The post holder will conduct 18 follow-ups per week. The review will occur on a regular basis to manage the caseload within acceptable numbers.
The post-holder will be expected to provide:
Expected level of undergraduate teaching
Informal advice and support to other junior doctors placed with the team.
Participation in the postgraduate teaching programme
Participation in the training of other disciplines
Participation in clinical audit and service evaluation activities in a direct role or as a supervisor of trainees conducting these activities.
This multi-disciplinary team has a current caseload of 540 patients. The medics provide medical input to cases open to the team and become involved as a co-worker. The post holder will be expected to provide medical input. The current post holder caseload is 77 patients. The post holder will be supervised by the consultant.
Doctors are supported in their development via annual appraisals, job planning and revalidation. The Trust provides a range of health and wellbeing services for staff including an Employee Support Service, counselling service, mindfullness sessions, staff retreats and guidance on health and fitness. A car lease scheme is available to staff
Please see attached job description for more detailed information on this post and also the Trust's website for information on our services - www.tewv.nhs.uk
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