Consultant Psychiatrist

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
76761.00 - 103490.00 GBP Annual
28 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust's services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. These values are embedded in the campaign: Changing Lives - will help drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use the C&I's services, these values meant that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome through their journey to recovery
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery -
i.e. 'no decision about you, without you'.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a bright and enthusiastic part-time (0.6 PA) Consultant Psychiatrist to work within our Islington Practice Based Mental Health Service.

The Islington Practice Based Mental Health Service is a newly developed and rapidly expanding service provided by Camden and Islington Foundation Trust.

A pilot service covering 9 GP practices across the borough (representing 34% of the borough population) has been running for the last two years, and has been very well received by GPs, patients, mental health staff and commissioners.

The funding has recently been secured to roll this service out across the entire borough of Islington, creating this new exciting job opportunity.

The borough wide service will consist of 4 Consultant led multidisciplinary locality teams across the 4 Islington locality sectors (North, Central, Southeast and Southwest). This post is for the Central Islington Team (0.6 PA).

Each team will be embedded in local GP practices, working directly with and as part of the primary care teams, with the aim of increasing the skill and confidence of GPs and other primary care staff to manage patients with mental health conditions in primary care.

This will be achieved through a combination of consultation, liaison and advice to GPs, mental health assessments and reviews of clients and by developing collaborative approaches to case management through co-working and training.

Much of the clinical work will be through assisting GPs and primary care staff in diagnosis, case formulation, risk assessment, management plans and self-help plans which are co-produced with the patient. More detailed clinical assessments will be offered where they are seen as essential to drawing up a formulation.

The clinical work will primarily take place within GP practices, and the team base is currently located at St Pancras Hospital.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.