Locum Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Community Psychiatry
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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HPFT is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the South West Community Mental Health Team. This vacancy is in an existing post, and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team.
This post is vacant as the existing post holder has moved into a different post outside the trust. This post involves providing clinical leadership to one of the South-West Community Mental Health Team (based in Watford) providing diagnostic assessments and treatment to service users with severe, complex, and high-risk psychiatric conditions. South-West Community Mental Health Teams cover two borough localities in South West Hertfordshire - Watford and Three Rivers borough locality with a population of around 200,000 is covered by the team based at Colne House in Watford, and Hertsmere borough locality with a population of around 100,000 is covered by the team based at Civic Offices in Borehamwood. This post holder will be based in Colne House in Watford. Clinical work such as outpatient clinics will take place at Colne House but may also take place in another Trust location or other community destinations such as at service user's home, in prison or in police stations.
Main duties of the job
- To manage, appraise and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed by consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trust's personnel policies and procedures. This may include assessing competences under the Modernising Medical Careers framework.
- To ensure that junior medical staff working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive compliant.
- To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.
- To record clinical activity accurately and comprehensively and submit this promptly to the Information Department.
- To participate in service and business planning activity for the locality and, as appropriate, for the whole mental health service.
In recent years the Trust has been successful in acquiring the tender for the provision of specialist Learning disability services in Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. The Trust covers a mix of rural and urban areas, including the City of St Albans, the large towns of Watford, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage, and the smaller towns of Hemel Hempstead, Radlett, Berkhamsted, Harpenden, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Hitchin and Letchworth.
Hertfordshire Social Services have divided the county into four areas. The county has three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). West Hertfordshire is served by Herts Valleys CCG and Dacorum and East and North Hertfordshire is served by East and North Herts CCG.
People of working age from South West Hertfordshire who require an acute psychiatric inpatient admission are currently treated at Kingfisher Court, the 70 bedded Inpatient Unit located near Radlett, if a bed is available .Otherwise they may be admitted to an inpatient bed elsewhere in the Trust. There are two Crisis Rehabilitation Home Treatment Teams (CRHTT) covering the county which act as the gatekeeper to the Acute Care Pathway and provides home treatment for people experiencing acute episodes of mental ill health.
- To participate in annual appraisal for consultants.
- To attend and participate in the academic programme of the Trust and the team including lectures and seminars as part of the internal CPD programme.
- To maintain professional registration with the General Medical Council, Mental Health Act Section 12(2) approval, and to abide by professional codes of conduct.
- To participate annually in a job plan review with the clinical manager, which will include consultation with a relevant manager in order to ensure that the post is developed to take into account changes in service configuration and delivery associated with modernisation. To work with local managers and professional colleagues in ensuring the efficient running of services and share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
- To comply with the Trusts agreed policies, procedures, standing orders and financial instructions, and to take an active role in the financial management of the service and support the medical director and other managers in preparing plans for services.
- To liaise with primary care colleagues including providing advice to Primary Care Nurses and Additional Role Reimbursement Workers (ARRS) workers dedicated to the Primary Care Network (PCN)
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