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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2020.

Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults' Universal Crisis Team (UCT)

Job Reference: 263-NL20-003

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Older Adults’ Northumberland & North Tyneside Universal Crisis Team (UCT)
St Georges Park Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum (pro rata)

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

This is an opportunity to work in an innovative new post in a Universal Crisis Team in Northumberland & North Tyneside. Provision of Universal Crisis Teams (UCT) across the United Kingdom aligns with the NHS Long Term Plan . Extending access to crisis services across the age spectrum for our populations in Northumberland and North Tyneside supports the development of suicide prevention initiatives across our region, in keeping with research from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Patient Safety.

You will join an experienced and well-established pre-existing adults’ crisis service which provides crisis assessment and home treatment for patients experiencing acute mental health problems who can be managed in the community with intensive mental health support, without the need for hospital admission. As part of incorporating crisis assessment and treatment for older adults with both functional and organic mental illnesses, we are expanding the medical workforce working into the UCT by creating this post which will be supported by specialist crisis older adult nursing staff. Concomitantly, we are incorporating intensive crisis treatment support for children & adolescents into the pre-existing crisis team and are recruiting a child psychiatrist to support this pathway. You will join a skilled UCT multi-disciplinary workforce, including non- medical prescribers, a pharmacist, specialist nurses and a psychologist.

The post holder will form part of the joint Clinical and Management Leadership team and provide assessment, treatment and consultative support and supervision to the MDT. As an urgent-care service the planning and management of clinical workload and prioritization happens on a daily basis with a culture of flexibility essential to the safe and effective operation of the service. The team carries a typical home treatment caseload of 15-25 patients.

There is significant potential for leading/ becoming involved in quality improvement initiatives within this team.

Closing date - 10 March 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Uri Torres (Associate Medical Director)

0191 287 5296

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

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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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