Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West
Applications are invited for a full-time (10 PAs + 1 additional programmed activity) Consultant Psychiatrist to join Norris Green Community Mental Health Team for adults of working age.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting time to be joining adult mental health services with the implementation of a new clinical model that isalready yielding improvements in care throughout the pathway,supported by more effective team working with primary care and adult inpatient acute are colleagues.
Mersey Care NHS FT is an innovative well led Trust, with an aspiration of Perfect Care for all of its service users, deliveredthrough a supportive "Just Culture" environment for staff. ForConsultant Psychiatrists it offers excellent opportunities forprofessional development, research and medical management roles. As aGlobal Digital Exemplar Mersey Care is developing digital applications to support the implementation of its 'Zero Suicide Policy' and the useof predictive analytics in mental health which will assist clinicianswith their decision making and risk prioritisation.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Service detailsThe Local Division operates a total of 18 adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) based in 7 community hub sites acrossthe North Mersey footprint. All adult CMHTs operate within a functional model meaning that post holders work with community patients only and are not required to maintain responsibility for inpatients, which instead come underthe care of the Inpatient Consultants.
There is an adult Single Point of Access(SPA) Team with its own dedicated Consultant and multidisciplinary team, which triages all referralsinto the service. Only those referrals deemed appropriate for CMHT input following assessment are passed on to the adult CMHTs. Crisis and home treatment team is separate and referrals can be made for intensive hometreatment, weekend cover and bed management. The following additional services and teams are available within the Local Division to work alongside CMHTs: Acute Services (including 8 x Acute In-Patient Wards, new (during 18/19) CrisisResolution Home Treatment Teams, ED Mental Health Liaison Teams Perinatal mental health team Criminal Justice Liaison Service (operated within Courts, Police Stations and Prisons) Eating Disorder Service A&E Assessment and Liaison Teams based in the Accident and EmergencyDepartments of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, AintreeUniversity Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trustwith consultant psychiatrist input. Acquired Brain Injury Service Rathbone Rehabilitation Unit (low secure rehabilitation with dedicated Consultant andJunior Doctor) Psychotherapy Service and Specialist Personality Disorder Hub Early Intervention Service Older peoples Mental health service including General Hospital Liaison Services RoyalLiverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, Aintree University Hospital NHSFoundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust CHART (Community Housing and Re-enablement team) works with the trust to ensurehomeless and potentially homeless people with mental health problems in Sefton haveaccess to appropriate housing, including emergency accommodation and 24-hour intensivelysupported accommodation.
Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning
Certificate of Sponsorship
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