Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 28 February 2024

Job summary

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our liaison team in Winchester Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), Mid & North Hampshire Division. The post holder will be based at RHCH in Winchester and will become part of a team of consultants working in liaison across the division.

Our vision is: 'To provide high quality, safe services which improve the health and wellbeing, independence and confidence of the people we serve.'

Why work with us?

*Centre of excellence within Wessex research network

*Centre for Professional Development in Mental Health, a diverse programme of high quality multi-professional courses, involving the participation of national and international experts

*'New Consultants' Development Programme' - We've established this to create a network through your first year with the Trust combining a tailored development programme and coaching with organisational understanding.

*The Trust has adopted a strong Quality Improvement agenda and there is the opportunity for training in this methodology.

*Protected "off-site" time for CPD can be incorporated as part of the job planning process.

If you wanted to discuss this further Please contact:

Dr Alice Oates, Liaison consultant and associate divisional medical director for AMH on alice.oates@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Dr Maja Meerten, Divisional Medical Director 01256 376418 or email maja.meerten@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be based at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust bases in Winchester. The post holder will be appointed by Southern Health Foundation Trust (the mental health trust) but in addition have an honorary contract with Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (the acute trust).

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and consultant input into the Winchester site Liaison Psychiatry team covering the accident and emergency department, acute medical unit and wards (Total approximately 550 beds). The team cover adults of working age 18-65 and patients above the age of 65.

The Liaison psychiatry team at RHCH has an established 24/7 accident and emergency and acute medical unit liaison assessment service, led by a Band 7 Nurse with a rota of Band 6 experienced mental health nurses. The RHCH liaison service is MDT led and covers both Emergency Department and hospital wards.

The service is not currently CORE-24, but there is a 3 year plan agreed to ensure that it is with support from the STP, commissioners, mental and acute trusts.

The post will have 1.5 sessions of supporting professional activities to support in addition to your revalidation, service and pathway development, education and clinical leadership. The post holder will be strongly supported to lead the developments of the clinical service.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:

  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Date posted

25 October 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

348-MNH-MED-016A

Job locations

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

Hampshire

SO22 5DG


Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview. CCT in old age psychiatry or dual accreditation.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the
  • Mental Health Act 1983.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • MRCPsych or recognised equivalent
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 12 months of CCT at time of interview. CCT in old age psychiatry or dual accreditation.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the
  • Mental Health Act 1983.

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

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

Hampshire

SO22 5DG


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

Hampshire

SO22 5DG


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Hiring Manager

Medical HR

medicalworkforce@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Date posted

25 October 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

348-MNH-MED-016A

Job locations

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

Hampshire

SO22 5DG


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