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Community Consultant OPMH, Bridgwater posted by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Bridgwater
£77,913 - £105,042 / year
NHS Band 9

Job Description



Main area
OPMH Psychiatry
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
11 PAs (7.5 DCC +3.5 SPA – including 1 flexible SPA)
Job ref
184-SP.CONS005-E
Site
Glanville House
Town
Bridgwater
Salary
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
Closing
11/02/2019 23:59

Old Age Psychiatry Consultant – Community & Medical Excellence

Pay Scale: £77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Area: Bridgwater

A newly created and enhanced OPMH Community Consultant role has arisen from an initiative to support the development of excellence through research, leadership and medical education within the medical body in Somerset Partnership.

The enhanced Consultant opportunity is an 11 PA job which includes 3.5 SPAs for the enhanced role. This allows the individual consultant to develop an area of special interest in research, leadership or medical education. This role will be bespoke for each applicant, and will include mentoring, coaching and training as decided during the job application process and within the individuals’ job plan.

There will be extra funding available to pursue this enhanced development, and the pathway will be adapted as the individual progresses through their career.

The clinical component of the job will be 7.5PA’s and will hold responsibility for the Older Persons Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Bridgwater and the surrounding areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and physical health needs of community patient’s in Bridgwater
  • Responsible Clinician for patients subject to a compulsory treatment order under the Mental Health Act;
  • Undertake MHA assessments as the Trust Section 12 doctor for patients in their care (including those detained under S136);
  • Work closely with the community teams to provide effective multidisciplinary collaborative care; this will include availability for consultation, case discussion and advice at the request of team members and / or team managers;
  • Provide visible and clear clinical leadership to the mental health service both locally and across the Trust;
  • Work collaboratively with inpatient doctors to ensure smooth transition for patients admitted and discharged from the ward;
  • Contribute to the development of older people’s community best practice,
  • Participate in Medical Audit, including audit of their own practice and attendance at quarterly Medical Audit meetings;
  • Provide cross cover for planned leave with the other inpatient medical staff;

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be Section 12 approved, with eligibility for entry onto the GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of CCT at time of application), ideally with prior experience gained in an older adult community setting.

The Area:

Somerset offers an outstanding quality of life, with easy access to the moorland and coast, a thriving arts and entertainment scene and excellent transport links to the nearby cities of Bristol and Exeter.

Somerset has some of the region’s most reasonably priced housing, and is well serviced by a range of high achieving state and private schools.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. 

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on [Click here to apply].

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Somerset Partnership to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Job Requirements


You must have appropriate UK professional registration.


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


Reference Number

184-SP.CONS005-E

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