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Job summary

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
40 hours per week (Full Time sessions)
Job ref
350-MED1335080-A
Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Hartley Hospital, Southport
Town
Southport
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/04/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

Consultant Psychiatrist Adult Inpatients

Consultant

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, 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.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job overview

Applications are invited for a full-time (10 PAs plus 10% R+R plus 1 additional programmed activity ) Inpatient Adult Consultant Psychiatrist

This posts has arisen in adult inpatients through retirement and service redesign, opening up an exciting opportunity to join an organisation with strong values and capable leadership, committed to all aspects of quality improvement. You will be based at the new purpose built Hartley Hospital which is a state of the art inpatient and community facility.

Main duties of the job

Mersey Care NHS FT is an innovative well led Trust, with an aspiration of Perfect Care for all of its service users, delivered through a supportive “Just Culture” environment for staff. For Consultant Psychiatrists it offers excellent opportunities for professional development, research and medical management roles. As a Global Digital Exemplar Mersey Care is developing digital applications to support the implementation of its 'Zero Suicide Policy' and the use of predictive analytics in mental health which will assist clinicians with their decision making and risk prioritisation.

At Mersey Care we are passionate about mental health and wellbeing, and delivering the best possible care for the people we serve. Quality, recovery and wellbeing are at the heart of everything that we do.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Hannah Ruth

Hannah.Ruth@merseycare.nhs.uk

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, 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 ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Summary of duties of the post


While primarily responsible for delivering a quality clinical service, the Consultant Psychiatrist is also expected to be actively involved in taking a strategic lead in on-going developments on the ward and support the Trust’s strategic aims of delivering “Perfect Care”.


Clinical


• Consultant psychiatrist responsibility for inpatients at Park Unit and Rowbotham
• Carry out comprehensive psychiatric Assessment and provide treatment for
inpatients on the ward.
• Support ward based staff to manage psychiatric emergencies
• Conduct patient reviews and lead Multidisciplinary ward reviews, CPA reviews and
multi-professional meetings
• Be the responsible clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act
1983(amended 2007) and carry out duties in accordance to the code of practice.
• Renew and maintain Responsible Clinician status according to agreed procedures.
• Carry out comprehensive Risk Assessments and participate in Trust’s risk
management processes such as Health Risk Assessment and Management Meetings
(H-RAMM) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) Meetings
• Provide medical leadership to the inpatient ward team.
Liaison
• Maintain a high level of effective communication and work flexibly and cooperatively with other parts of the service including; other wards and inpatient units,
community mental health teams, services and primary care.
• Liaison with families / carers
• Liaison with aspects of the Criminal Justice System regarding patients and providing
expert reports


Governance

• SPA time will allow contribution to the management and audit of the service
• Attend the twice monthly consultant /management meetings
• Regular stakeholder meetings
• Partnership Forums involving service user representatives and advocacy
• Involvement with critical incident / serious untoward incident reporting and
response
• Protocol development


Training
• Direct supervision of junior medical staff
• Role in in-house MDT training / education sessions
• Education of other services / professions with relation to CMHT (including all
stakeholders)
• Participation in Clinical Audit essential, and clinical research where appropriate

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych OR MRCPsych equivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  • Additional clinical qualifications.

Eligibility

Essential criteria
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment.
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice

Transport

Essential criteria
  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative.
  • Non Drivers due to disability will be supported via access to work scheme

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
Desirable criteria
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation.
  • Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit.
Desirable criteria
  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Reflected on purpose of CPD undertaken
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation.
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit and service improvement: awards, prizes, presentations and publications.
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Hannah Ruth
Job title
Consultant Psychiatrist
Email address
hannah.ruth@merseycare.nhs.uk
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