An excellent NHS job opportunity for a consultant psychiatrist interested, or experienced in Rehabilitation Psychiatry to join an established team in Central London. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, UK based candidates with section 12, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?
They are a major healthcare organization that operates across ten London boroughs and extends its services to areas beyond London. They specialize in mental health, addictions, learning disabilities, and community health services, serving diverse communities with over one hundred languages spoken. They have achieved Foundation Trust status in 2007 and has a strong record of success, earning recognition for providing top mental health and learning disability services. They continuously strive to deliver modern and dependable healthcare across various sectors and age groups, working in partnership with individuals to improve their well-being.
The trust's clinical services encompass a wide range of community health services, mental health treatments, addiction support, and services for individuals with learning disabilities. They follow a divisional structure with borough management for most services, and service lines focusing on specific areas like child and adolescent mental health, offender care, and sexual health. Their vision is to achieve well-being for life by empowering individuals to take control of their health and fostering partnerships with various stakeholders. To meet the NHS's financial challenges, the trust's plans to make cost improvements and enhance service quality through service redesign, streamlined processes, and rationalizing their estates by reducing the number of sites.
In summary, they are a large NHS Foundation Trust providing a wide range of health and social care services across London and neighboring areas. They prioritize mental health, addictions, learning disabilities, and community health, offering diverse and innovative treatments to various communities. Their focus is on patient care and improving overall quality of life, emphasizing empowerment, partnership, and diversity. To address financial challenges, they plan to restructure services, streamline processes, and optimize their estates to deliver high-quality healthcare efficiently.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Rehabilitation Service is an innovative inpatient rehabilitation program with eleven wards. The service adopts a recovery-based holistic approach, led by enthusiastic multidisciplinary teams, to provide therapy and treatment promoting well-being, independence, and meaningful activity for patients with complex psychosis and related impairments. The service line is unique within the Trust, serving patients from eight Northwest London boroughs, and up to a third of its core business generates income.
The service's 5.5 WTE Consultant Psychiatrists, along with a full multidisciplinary team and additional support services like substance misuse and employment support, ensure comprehensive care for patients across all their rehabilitation sites. Admissions are based on suitability assessments and approval by relevant Intensive Care Boards (ICBs), and the service collaborates closely with community mental health teams within the trust's Boroughs and neighboring mental health trusts who place patients in the service. Their Rehabilitation Service aims to enable patients' recovery and help them achieve their optimum level of independence during their rehabilitation journey.
The post holder will have various duties, including providing clinical leadership to the team, acting as the Responsible Clinician for detained patients, and participating in care quality and business meetings. They will also be responsible for attending Mental Health Review Tribunals and Ministry of Justice hearings, assessing referrals promptly, and collaborating with care coordinators and placement panels for community placements. Additionally, the post holder will be involved in teaching and training junior doctors, medical students, and other clinical staff from different disciplines and offering support and advice to colleagues as needed.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
There is real opportunity to progress through CESR at pace at this trust, with a strong desire for newly-qualified consultants to develop their specialty areas of interest and undertake in various cancer trials and research projects where possible. Research is encouraged here, particularly when this is appropriate to professional development and to the service development of the department.
If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.
Requirements for the role:
UK based candidates: