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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/04/2020.

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Job Reference: 277-2283946-A1-SW

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Forensic Psychiatry
HMP Thameside, London
£79,860 - £107,668 + £2,162 pa

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

HMP Thameside, Griffin Manor Way, Thamesmead, London SE28 0FJ £79,860 - £107,668 + £2,162 LW per annum 40 hours / 10 PAs per week - Permanent

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a dynamic Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist based at HMP Thameside with a 10 PA job plan.

As one of the first Mental Health Foundation Trusts, Oxleas has established a reputation for innovative service development and strong partnership working across criminal justice, social care and mental health services. The Trust now provides a range of healthcare services in South East London and Kent including:

  1. Community mental health and learning disability services in the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.
  2. Forensic Psychiatry Services as part of South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, New Models of Care Programme (SLP).
  3. Community services for the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich.
  4. Health Care and Mental Health Services to seven Kent prisons, three Greenwich Prisons, HMP Wandsworth and Mental health liaison services at police stations, Bromley Magistrates Court and the Central Criminal Court.

HMP Thameside is a Category B men’s private prison in the Thamesmead area in the borough of Greenwich, South-East London, England. HMP Thameside is operated by Serco and is situated next to Belmarsh and ISIS prisons.

The primary duties of the post holder will include Consultant leadership for the Mental Health In-reach Team and In-patient Unit at HMP Thameside. The post holder will have 2.5 SPA allocated in their job plan for management and leadership responsibilities, including quality assurance.

The post holder will be supported by a part-time consultant already in post. HMP Thameside would also have a ST4-6 higher Forensic Trainee that will be shared between HMP Belmarsh on a sessional basis. Whilst there is flexibility in allocation of individual responsibilities, the overarching model is one of integrated working across the mental health multidisciplinary teams. The Mental Health Team senior members of staff would also jointly share responsibility for service delivery against agreed service level standards and clinical governance.

The post includes an interesting and varied range of clinical responsibilities for prisoners with a wide range of clinical conditions, including acute and chronic mental illness, personality disorder and ADHD. The in-reach team holds a caseload and within this caseload, number of patients would be subject to CPA management. New assessments are normally slotted into the ward rounds (Inpatients) and into prearranged out-patient Clinics if the new assessments are generated from the referral system. All referrals are triaged by the In-Reach Team. On rare occasions, assessments are requested as an emergency from the wings or segregation unit. This is variable but on average couple of times a week.

This job description is pending approval from the Royal College Psychiatrists. The Trust assures all recommendations will be adhered to.

Interviews to take place on 6th May 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested applicants will be able to visit the site and speak to the team and the current consultant in post.

Informal enquiries to Dr Elizabeth Zachariah, Clinical Director

PA Jayne Draddy: 01322 297155

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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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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.

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