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General Adult Psychiatrist - Liaison Team

Job Description

An opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry to join an established Liaison Psychiatry Team based in North West England, near Manchester. You would be joining a Team operating within the Emergency Department (A&E) and Medical Assessment Wards. CESR, Section 12 and AC training & development are supported in this NHS post.

Situated next to Manchester, the location is ideal for those looking for the city life, or the peace and quiet of the countryside, and is ideal for experienced Psychiatrist 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 or Liaison Psychiatry would be essential. 

You will be leading an MDT supported by junior doctors, nursing staff, operational managers, clinical psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and OTs. An opportunity to work in an exciting, fast paced environment and being able to deliver to the overall care available to patients referred to the team. 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.

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 LIAISON PSYCHIATRY TEAM LIKE?
Based in Preston, this service provides:

  • A rapid mental health assessment service for individuals aged 16 and over who present to the Accident & Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit of the Acute Trusts.

  • Mental health assessments and advice for clients who are in-patients on medical wards within the Acute Trusts

  • Comprehensive risk and mental health assessments to a standardised level of best practice

  • Advice and support to colleagues within the Acute Trusts

  • Signposting/referral onto relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies as identified, including Single Point of Access (SPOA), Perinatal Community Mental Health Teams (PCMHT), Home Treatment Teams (HTT), Substance Misuse Services and Housing and Emergency Social Services Team in response to client need

  • Improved communication between the Accident and Emergency Department, Mental health services and other departments within the Acute Trust Hospital setting in relation to patient care and management 

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 THE TRUST?
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 or Liaison Psychiatry

  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych

  • Experience of working in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General Adult or Liaison Psychiatry

  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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