Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Job overview

The Trust is seeking to recruit for this joint Consultant Psychiatrist post with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust. 

The successful post holder will join two dynamic and dedicated multi-disciplinary teams delivering high quality care, via a primarily consultation model, for young people who present with high risk of harm to others / involvement with the criminal justice system in the context of concerns regarding their mental health.

The post holder will be working across two regional Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FCAMHS): 3 PAs with South West (North) Community Forensic CAMHS based in Keynsham that provides FCAMHS in Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Gloucestershire; and South West (South) Community Forensic CAMHS based in Taunton that provides FCAMHS in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. 

Travel is therefore a key aspect of the role, but some remote working will also be possible. 

For further discussions, please contact Dr Oliver White, Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for South West (North) Community Forensic CAMHS at , 

Main duties of the job

The role for this innovative post which replaces two current part-time vacancies is 0.7 WTE.

The Post holder will be working in partnership with local multidisciplinary teams, a strong and supportive clinical network of Consultants underpinned by a culture of compassionate leadership who are committed to both staff development and job enrichment and other agencies to ensure clinical management of patients in relation to the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

This will include risk assessment and management, the assessment of the needs of carers, and the development of services to meet the needs of patients and families for which the teams are responsible.

Duties include assessments under Mental Health Act and 2nd on call psychiatric cover to all inpatient wards from Wessex House (adolescent) and adult psychiatric wards.

For a detailed list of the roles and responsibilities for this post, please see the attached job description.

Working for our organisation

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as good by the CQC. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

In Somerset, Consultant Psychiatrists are expected to participate in the All-Age out of hours on-call rota.

The payment for this rota (1 in 12) is 1.25 PA’s + 3%. The 3 % uplift is on 10 PA’s irrespective of how many PA’s the consultant is being paid.

For a detailed information for this post, please see the attached job description.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Consultant Psychiatrist will have clinical role within FCAMHS such as provision of specialist child and adolescent forensic mental health expertise in advising, formal consultation and, where necessary, assessment and intervention. All FCAMHS clinicians work across the whole region rather than dividing the into sub-catchment areas. Joint working between two FCAMHS clinicians on a single case is common, particularly between a senior clinician and an assistant psychologist.

The diagnosis, management and treatment of children and adolescents who need consultant psychiatric intervention.

Provision of support to local CAMHS and other agencies regarding appropriate risk assessment and management in high risk cases involving young people presenting risk of harm to others.

Acceptance of medical responsibility for patients on his/her own caseload and the caseloads of other members of the teams under his/her supervision (particularly any junior medical staff). Medical responsibility in many instances will be shared with consultants working in local Community CAMHS (tier 3) teams.

Development of an active leadership role within his/her area of specialist competence in the catchment area for which he/she is responsible. This will involve the development of good relationships with senior professionals in CAMHS and other agencies, identification of gaps in provision for young people and a capacity for service development and innovation.

For a detailed list of the roles and responsibilities for this post, please see the attached job description.23

Person specification

Other

Essential criteria

  • GMC Registration
  • Meet specifications set out in the GMC Guidance: Duties of a Doctor
  • Mobility to meet the needs of the post
  • Desirable criteria

  • Own vehicle
  • Valid driving licence
  • Qualifications/Training

    Essential criteria

  • Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry
  • Eligible for Section 12 Approval
  • Higher specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in approved training post for a minimum of three years with some evidence of experience in forensic psychiatry
  • AND/OR Higher specialist training in forensic psychiatry with at least one years experience of working in a child and adolescent psychiatry setting
  • Desirable criteria

  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists Guidelines)
  • CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry OR within six months of achieving CCT at the time of interview
  • Eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register in either Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry
  • AND/OR Previous consultant experience
  • Section 12 (Mental Health Act 1983) Approval, Approved Clinician
  • Sub-speciality or other specialist clinical training relevant to post
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working with young people in mental health inpatient and community settings
  • Experience of effective multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience of effective multi-agency partnership working
  • Ability to undertake full range of consultant responsibilities
  • Desirable criteria

  • Application of evidence based practice and interest in clinical and policy developments for this care group
  • Development of multidisciplinary teamwork, close collaboration with a wide variety of services including the criminal justice system education, health and social care
  • Skills & Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework and to share leadership responsibilities with senior colleagues of other professions
  • Ability to understand how organisations work most effectively
  • Commitment to multi-agency partnership
  • Ability to promote effective team working
  • Clinical audit
  • Must have excellent skills in communication in English with patients, relatives/carers, colleagues and staff or other organisations
  • Must be skilled in professional collaboration
  • Interest in supervising psychiatric trainees
  • Must have an interest in and commitment to Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry
  • Honesty and integrity. Flexibility of approach
  • High levels of enthusiasm for working with this group of young people
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant experience of administrative and management role of senior medical staff.
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

    Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

    We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

    Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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