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General Adult Psychiatrist - Home Treatment Team

Job Description

An opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry to join one of three Home Treatment Teams in the North West of England. CESR, Section 12 and AC training & development are supported in this NHS post. Situated near to Manchester, these psychiatry teams are ideal for those looking for the city life, or the peace and quiet of the countryside, and is ideal for experienced General Adult Psychiatrists looking for an NHS job in a friendly and supportive team.

Experienced Specialty Doctors or Associate Specialists will also be considered for the role, a good level of experience in General Adult Psychiatry would be essential. 

This full time (10PA), permanent post would be based at either Lancaster, Nelson or Blackburn - all within a short journey to Manchester. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to work with patients and their families as part of a passionate multidisciplinary team and a very supportive NHS Trust. Overseas applications are welcomed and the trust has in place numerous support measures to make all new recruits career change a success.

This post is being offered due to the previous Consultant Psychiatrist moving into the local Perinatal Psychiatry Service.

WHAT IS THE TRUST LIKE?
In this NHS Trust they are proud of their traditions around research, education and development of the Medical Workforce. They have within their Medical workforce, the RCPsych CESR Evaluator of the year, the RCPsych NW Trainer of the Year and the RCPsych Researcher of the Year!

They have an extremely active education/teaching programme which our Consultants enjoy supporting.

The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services and covers the whole of the county, employing around 7,500 members of staff across more than 420 sites, working with a multitude of partners to provide health & wellbeing services. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

WHAT IS THE THE GENERAL ADULT PSYCHIATRY HOME TREATMENT TEAM TEAM LIKE?
The Home Treatment Team (HTT) su
pports adults of working age living in the Lancaster & Morecambe community. The team has various functions including assessment, gate keeping and a home treatment function as an alternative to admission. This also includes facilitating early discharge from hospital. The main clinical duties are arranged around conducting clinics for new patients and follow up reviews. This includes patients seen by the trainees in a fully supervised clinic.

Mental health services for adults of working age in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are provided to a population of 91,000. The Home Treatment Team (HTT) supports adults of working age living in the local community.  The team has various functions including assessment, gate keeping and a home treatment function as an alternative to admission.  This also includes facilitating early discharge from hospital.

A range of other professionals with varying level of expertise support the HTT: operational managers, nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists and administrative and secretarial staff.

The services are delivered as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that works with individual patients. The psychological services provided are comprehensive and include a range of assessments and treatments.  The occupational therapy services provide a wide range of opportunities for patients.

The Home Treatment Team expects to receive on average 25 new referrals a week.  The team aims to see referrals for assessment on the day of the referral and gate keeping clients within one hour of the request.


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The NHS Trust operates in an area that includes the Lake District National Park with World Heritage Centre status. It provides opportunities for living in beautiful places and accessing a wide range of outdoor pursuits. 
It provides opportunities for living in beautiful places and accessing a wide range of outdoor pursuits. This location is ideal for families and professionals alike, based within 20 minutes from central Manchester and in a wonderful town of its own right, you will be spoilt for choice on where to settle with your family. For city lovers, Manchester is ideal. For those wanting a smaller town, Preston is fast becoming one of the most popular places to relocate to, and is surrounded bu magnificent countryside.

State and private schools have excellent reputations with a number of secondary and primary schools having outstanding Ofsted reports, being ranked as some of the highest in the country. Housing is affordable with many areas being significantly more competitive than the rest of the UK.

The region offers a county of contrasting landscapes, with wide, open spaces, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km2 of England’s North West. There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline.
There is the unique, wildlife rich bays in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plain around the estuaries. Parts of the area have been voted as the best places to live in the UK by Channel 4 show Best Place to Live in the UK.

While most people might think Manchester, London and Leeds would be the ideal spots for people to settle down - this area perhaps beats them all, certainly according to a new study!

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT LCSFT?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult Psychiatry

  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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