Consultant Forensic or General Adult Psychiatrist

Inclusion

The closing date is 24 April 2024

Job summary

We are seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Consultant Forensic or General Adult Psychiatrist to join our Inclusion services and provide secondary mental health care at HMP Oakwood and HMP Hewell.

There will be a requirement to travel between both sites, and also periodically to the MPFT Headquarters at St Georges Hospital in Stafford where there will be opportunity for peer support from Forensic Psychiatry colleagues, and access to the Medicines Optimisation Team.

The post holder will model their role to provide for prisoners whose mental health needs reach the threshold normally requiring specialist secondary care, and will be expected to clinically lead multidisciplinary mental health teams within the named prison establishments.

The successful candidate will attend meetings for psychiatrists providing support to the prisons within our directorate, ensure high quality patient care, and contribute to the service development. There will also be opportunity to undertake the role of clinical and educational supervisor to higher speciality trainees.

If you are a Psychiatrist who wishes to form effective team-orientated relationships, are committed to developing the skills of others, and has significant experience of multidisciplinary working - this is the role for you.

Main duties of the job

Duties include:

  • To work with commissioners, GP's, local authority and education and private/voluntary sectors in planning and provision of service
  • To communicate with all key partners in an appropriate and timely way
  • To be involved in the assurance that NICE guidelines and best practice are being implemented within the team
  • To be recovery focused
  • To continue to develop and improve the team through new ways of working, including supervision of non-medical prescribers and development of that role
  • To support the delivery of a training programme for multidisciplinary colleagues in the Inclusion directorate
  • To contribute to clinical governance and have responsibility for setting and monitoring standards

About us

Inclusion run a wide range of community, residential and prison based services throughout England. Services are characterised by:

  • A high level of service user involvement
  • Well trained and motivated staff
  • A respect for diversity
  • A culture of continual improvement
  • A culture which promotes partnerships
  • An understanding that harm reduction approaches are effective in improving health and reducing offending.

These principles, together with the building of an entrepreneurial culture have underpinned the development of innovative and effective drug and alcohol services. Although Inclusion's headquarters are in Staffordshire, Inclusion provides mental health and drug and alcohol services to over 24 prisons nationwide.

By joining Inclusion, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:

  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Free car parking at all Trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Date posted

21 March 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-MS-24-6153614-A

Job locations

HMP Oakwood & HMP Hewell

Featherstone

WV10 7QD


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will undertake assessments and management of prisoners within the identified prisons.

If transfers are required to hospitals, to liaise with secure hospitals and arrange timely transfer of care.

The post holder will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues to provide high quality evidence based care to patients in HM prisons.

The post holder will have regard to NICE guidelines and best practice in the delivery of high quality care.

The post holder will have expertise in risk assessment and management and will be encouraged to provide care within a recovery framework.

Patients with severe and enduring mental illnesses will be managed in accordance with the Care Program Approach.

The post holder will support the delivery of a training programme for colleagues within the Inclusion Directorate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will undertake assessments and management of prisoners within the identified prisons.

If transfers are required to hospitals, to liaise with secure hospitals and arrange timely transfer of care.

The post holder will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues to provide high quality evidence based care to patients in HM prisons.

The post holder will have regard to NICE guidelines and best practice in the delivery of high quality care.

The post holder will have expertise in risk assessment and management and will be encouraged to provide care within a recovery framework.

Patients with severe and enduring mental illnesses will be managed in accordance with the Care Program Approach.

The post holder will support the delivery of a training programme for colleagues within the Inclusion Directorate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full GMC registration.
  • CCT in Forensic or General Adult Psychiatry OR Eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register (higher trainees should be within six months of CCT at the time of interview)
  • Previous prison psychiatry experience

Desirable

  • Masters

Clinical and professional competence

Essential

  • Hold Approved Clinician (AC) status (or be eligible for approval)
  • Experience of working in UK prisons
  • Ability to travel between Trust prison sites
  • A high level of expertise in risk assessment and management

Desirable

  • Formal training in the use of risk assessment and diagnostic tools
  • Expertise in the diagnosis of personality disorder and /or psychopathy
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full GMC registration.
  • CCT in Forensic or General Adult Psychiatry OR Eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register (higher trainees should be within six months of CCT at the time of interview)
  • Previous prison psychiatry experience

Desirable

  • Masters

Clinical and professional competence

Essential

  • Hold Approved Clinician (AC) status (or be eligible for approval)
  • Experience of working in UK prisons
  • Ability to travel between Trust prison sites
  • A high level of expertise in risk assessment and management

Desirable

  • Formal training in the use of risk assessment and diagnostic tools
  • Expertise in the diagnosis of personality disorder and /or psychopathy

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).

Additional information

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

Inclusion

Address

HMP Oakwood & HMP Hewell

Featherstone

WV10 7QD


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Oakwood & HMP Hewell

Featherstone

WV10 7QD


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Cluster Manager

Ms Kayleigh Riley

Kayleigh.riley@mpft.nhs.uk

07973889936

Date posted

21 March 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-MS-24-6153614-A

Job locations

HMP Oakwood & HMP Hewell

Featherstone

WV10 7QD


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