Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry

Job summary

This is an opportunity to work as a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist in the Exeter Liaison Psychiatry Team in Devon Partnership NHS Trust based at Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter.

The team work with the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to provide mental health care to people admitted to the hospital or attending the Emergency Department, in a Core 24 model. The team are also working into an Integrated Psychological Medicine Service in partnership with Talkworks (IAPT), Health Psychology and Medical and Surgical Specialties developing and contributing to care pathways for people with functional and chronic conditions.

The Team is established with Multidisciplinary professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, consultant psychiatrists and trainee doctors.

Main duties of the job

The role is to provide senior clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary Liaison Psychiatry service, engaging in development and clinical leadership in the Integrated Psychological Medicine Service. The post holder will be expected to engage in the service governance programme and service improvement projects. The role is supported by trainee medical staff and there will be provision of supervision to these staff and opportunity to engage in teaching and training of medical students.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Date posted

25 May 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9369-23-0217

Job locations

Wonford House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5AF


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification

Teaching and Supervision

Essential

  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.

Desirable

  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Desirable

  • MRC Psych.
  • CCT in Old Age/General Psychiatry.
  • Endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry.

Experience

Essential

  • Prior experience working in a Multidisciplinary Mental health team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially in acute inpatient hospital Settings.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.

Desirable

  • Evidence of development of special interest in Hospital or Primary Care based Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care.

Values

Essential

  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity

Desirable

  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies.

Aptitudes

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.

Desirable

  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.

Management

Essential

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.

Desirable

  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.

Research

Essential

  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.

Desirable

  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.

Teaching and Supervision

Essential

  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.

Desirable

  • Evidence of additional teaching skills.
  • Experience as a lecturer or supervisor.
  • Experience in Clinical Supervision.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council.
  • To hold Approved Clinician status at the point of taking up post.
  • Eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at time of interview.
  • Approved under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Desirable

  • MRC Psych.
  • CCT in Old Age/General Psychiatry.
  • Endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry.

Experience

Essential

  • Prior experience working in a Multidisciplinary Mental health team.
  • Experience of psychiatric practice in a range of settings, especially in acute inpatient hospital Settings.
  • Experience of audit and an understanding of the principles of clinical governance.

Desirable

  • Evidence of development of special interest in Hospital or Primary Care based Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Proven commitment to improving the quality of clinical care.

Values

Essential

  • A team player able to inspire and support staff at all levels of training and across professional disciplines.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A commitment to multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.
  • A commitment to respect, inclusiveness and diversity

Desirable

  • A track record of team leadership or collaboration with other agencies.

Aptitudes

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to exercise leadership in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other clinical teams.

Desirable

  • Evidence of new ideas in service delivery.
  • A track record of implementing service initiatives.

Management

Essential

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and managers.
  • Awareness of NHS management and funding arrangements.

Desirable

  • Management training / experience.
  • Experience of involvement in service development.

Research

Essential

  • Ability to interpret published research and to apply research findings to clinical practice.

Desirable

  • Aptitude for and practical experience of research.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Wonford House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5AF


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Wonford House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5AF


Employer's website

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Medical Personnel Administrative Officer

Louise Bedford

louise.bedford@nhs.net

07422076779

Date posted

25 May 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£88,364 to £119,133 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9369-23-0217

Job locations

Wonford House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5AF


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