Consultant Psychiatrist

14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Pennine Care's ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity.

As a Disability Confident Employer we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees, developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work. Some benefits we offer:
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Future plans

We are developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochadale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS Provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) this will take place on 1 July 2019.

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

Job Description subject to Royal College approval

7 PA's per week

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The post is based with the Psychological Medicine in Primary Care Service, in Stockport.

The broad aim of 'Psychological Medicine in Primary Care' is to help support Primary Care and local Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services (Healthy Minds) to improve the care of those with medically unexplained symptoms, long-term conditions and complex psychological/ psychiatric difficulties. The aim is to bridge the gap between physical and mental health care and primary and secondary care.

This will involve developing 2 main strands:

  • Continuing to work with groups of GP practices across the borough of Stockport providing education, supervision and consultation for people with persistent physical symptoms and personally-related difficulties. The role will also link in with local IAPT services.

  • An educational component evaluating and developing the skills of health and social staff across the borough of Stockport in this clinical area. This includes IAPT staff and primary care staff.

The role will include implementation, delivery and evaluation of the service by working closely with the other clinicians and managers involved and supported by the Psychological Medicine Service.

Role Summary:

The post holder will work with the other consultant, already in post, to provide medical input to assessment, formulation, and ongoing care of people open to PMPC. This will include liaising with colleagues in the integrated hubs, and primary care clinicians to provide collaborative care to individuals within the service. The post holder will be expected to be actively involved with service development and evaluation, in addition to training and supervision both within the service and to the wider health and social care system.

Responsibilities of the Post:

  • Clinical

The post holder will provide consultation-liaison with a number of GP practices and IAPT services across Stockport using a collaborative care model. This will be for patients with medically unexplained symptoms, long-term conditions and complex psychological/psychiatric difficulties. This will include those with high levels of complexity who may be at high risk of harm, on complex poly-pharmacy and where diagnosis/formulation is needed. Outcomes are a key performance indicator. The service is for patients aged 16 and over.

  • Liaison

The post holder will liaise with Primary Care clinicians and managers and Primary (IAPT) and Secondary Care Mental Health Services (including substance misuse services) amongst others. This will involve supervision and case discussion with Primary Care and IAPT staff. There will also be liaison with clinicians working in primary care, GPs, practice nursing staff and community healthcare staff.

  • Education & training

This will involve identifying the learning needs of Primary Care and Primary Care Mental Health staff and others and developing a suitable educational and training approach to be delivered in a variety of formats and settings. Supervision of primary care staff, including GPs, and IAPT staff is key feature. Evaluation and activity of this are key performance indicators.

  • Management

The post holder will attend relevant project planning meetings as well as other Pennine Care and CCG/ Stockport Together events that support the delivery of the project.

  • Service Development

The post holder will take an active role in developing this area of work with the support of the team lead, rest of the team, IAPT services, the Psychological Medicine Service, Pennine Care and local commissioners.

  • Evaluation

Clinician and patient rated outcome measures, patient rated experience measures and health care utilization data will be collected. The amount and impact of educational activity will be evaluated. This will be done with the support of existing Pennine Care and CCG structures

To take part on the Stockport out of hours consultant on call rota

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

Fully registered with the GMC with a license to practice at the time of appointment.

Included on the GMC Specialist Register OR within six months.

Approved Clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment

Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment

MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.

Excellent knowledge in liaison psychiatry including knowledge and experience of a range of medically unexplained conditions and long-term conditions with complex psychological problems

Evidence of experience and knowledge of a range of psychological interventions for this patient group

Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty

Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others

Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA

Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training

Participated in continuous professional development

Participated in research or service evaluation.

Able to use and appraise clinical evidence.

Has actively participated in clinical audit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal Contact Name: Julia Hose

Job Title: Lead clinician/ consultant psychiatrist

Contact Number 0161 716 2018

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months' salary or pay the full amount from their first months' salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to register with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £3.50.
  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees with an at risk status
  • This post is on PCFT T&C's. If you are an internal employee currently on transferred T&C's and you are voluntarily applying for this post please be aware that should you be appointed the T&C's of this post will transfer to PCFT.
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
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  • Applicants applying for the position who want to be considered under the disability confident scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • If you require reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process please contact 0161 716 3181 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • The Trust cannot guarantee the transfer of lease cars or cover the costs of early termination charges
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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.

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