CONSULTANT GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY SLOUGH CMHT
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
The closing date is 03 March 2024
For this role we are very happy to consider both consultant and locum consultant applications.
We have an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission, our staff survey results are one of the best in the country, we are leaders in digital maturity and that we have a mature Quality Improvement (QI) approach to innovation and development. We are also very popular with the trainee doctors, are viewed as extremely helpful, supportive and get excellent feedback.
For International Medical Graduates we will support you to get Section 12 and Approved Clinician status and also in the longer term via CESR we will support you to become substantive consultants on the GMC specialist register. That being said we treat all of our consultants the same and as far as we are concerned a consultant is a consultant whether they are on the specialist register or not.
For consultants there is the chance to pursue your own interests, so if they lie in R&D, QI, or management & leadership well support you.
In 2021 Berkshire Healthcare was 4th out of the 48 community and mental health trusts for the number of research projects we recruited to. We have refreshed our research strategy and are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to develop and implement the Trusts research programme.
QI the Trust is very active in terms of quality improvement. Including the opportunity to gain fully accredited QI qualifications.
Main duties of the job
This position is a full-time role supporting the CMHT including one PA for the newly developed Mental Health Integrated Community Service (MHICS) based with our primary care colleagues. The MHICs role will consist of seeing a small number of patients directly, as well as feeding into the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team.
We are a busy team in the heart of Slough and our workloads reflect the diverse and complex nature of our client cohorts. Based at New Horizons, we work with adults with severe mental health difficulties and offer support to carers and families too. In addition to the main CMHT, we have the Recovery Team which runs psychoeducation, physical and creative workshops and training courses for all clients open to the main CMHT. Alongside this, the Recovery Team operate a successful peer mentor programme whereby peer mentors with lived experience co-facilitate workshops.
The CMHT is an integrated service between BHFT and Slough Borough Council (SBC) with the staffing composition reflecting this agreement. We are fortunate enough to have two SBC commissioned supported living placements which provide low level and medium care to eligible clients.
Weekly supervision of a GP trainee for 1 hour as protected time in addition to day-to-day clinical work/clinics supervision
7.5 Pas as Direct Clinical care (DCC)-Clinics/CPAs, MDTs, MHA work, Professional Meetings, Clinical Admin, Referral and allocation meetings, GP liaison work
2.5 as Supporting Professional Activities (SPA)1 session of CPD, 1 Session of management activities/leadership (Consultant meetings, Senior management meetings, EBCM, MSc), Audits etc, 0.5 of clinical supervisions
To take part in Trust Appraisal system as Appraiser
Opportunity to become a clinical and educational supervisor for a GPVTS trainee
All consultants are expected to attend a monthly meeting with the Locality Manager to discuss issues relating to the locality and receive updates on other services.
Regular individual meetings with the Locality Manager will be arranged as required to provide support and discuss any study and/or training needs arising from the appraisal process, and any other issues affecting the consultants work.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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