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Cumbria Consultant NHS ST7+ Post CCT Psychiatry – General Adult United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Cumbria United Kingdom
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 

***Speciality: Psychiatry – Adult General
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 - £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV

Overview

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant with complementary skills to the local and regional requirements. This offers an excellent opportunity for someone with the appropriate subspecialist skills to join the team to cover a potential catchment area of our client’s NHS facility.

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local government, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria's county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county. The only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness on the south-western tip of the county.

The county of Cumbria consists of six districts (Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland) and, in 2019, had a population of just over 500,000 people. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in England, with 73.4 people per km2 (190/sq mi).

Cumbria is the third largest county in England by area. It is bounded to the north-east by Northumberland, the east by County Durham, the south-east by North Yorkshire, the south by Lancashire, the west by the Irish Sea, the north-west by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway, and the north by Scottish Borders.

Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of England's finest areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians. A large area of the south-east of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while the east of the county fringes the North Pennines AONB. Much of Cumbria is mountainous and it contains every peak in England over 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level, with the top of Scafell Pike at 3,209 feet (978 m) being the highest point in England. An upland, coastal and rural area, Cumbria's history is characterised by invasions, migration and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and the Scots. Notable historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey, Hardknott Roman Fort, Brough Castle and Hadrian's Wall (also a World Heritage Site).

General Duties- guideline only

·       To contribute to the CPA process.

·       To provide for the mental health needs – including prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medications.

·       To comply with policies and procedures.

·       To contribute to the risk assessments.

·       To provide for the physical health needs of your patients (with support from clinical practitioners, GP and practice nurse providing sessional input, and referring to outside hospitals and specialists).

·       To provide clinical expertise and clinical leadership to the team; it is expected that the consultant will play a key and active role in the team management and will be responsible for the appropriate clinical key performance indicators of their team.

·       To support Clinical Governance, Health and Safety and other notional requirements and directives in your clinical area.

·       To respond to appropriate requests from the Commissioners.

·       To help implement Trust policies, guidelines and NICE guidelines regarding care and treatment of patients in your clinical area.

·       To support the team in providing and achieving excellence in care and treatment through regular audit and review of clinical practice.

·       To support the work of the other relevant clinical teams in the community, especially during the discharge process, and to address interface issues in a constructive and cordial manner.

·       To relate to the relevant inpatient clinical team regarding your patients to ensure smooth transfer of care and best outcomes.

·       To provide clinical care/assessments in other clinical areas (including inpatient settings) if requested/directed to do so in an emergency and exceptional circumstances in the interest of patient safety and in the interest of the Trust.

·       To participate in team governance meetings and accept a shared responsibility for smooth and effective functioning of your clinical team along with the Team Leader.

·       To help achieve Trust and National targets in order to provide an efficient, clinically effective and evidence-based accessible seamless service to avoid any risk to the Trust’s reputation and business.

·       To provide the medical lead role in the Multi-Disciplinary Team for individual case management.

·       To liaise with other directorates in the Acute General Hospital and staff within the employing Trust, if relevant, and in the interest of mutual patients.

 

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.


The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates. Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

 

Day

Time

Work

Category

No of PA’s

Monday

9am - 1pm

MAS clinic

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Monday

1pm – 5pm

MAS

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Tuesday

9am – 1pm

RITT clinic

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Tuesday

1pm – 5pm

CLINICAL ADMIN

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Wednesday

9am – 11am

MAS CONSULTATIONS

DCC

0.5 (2 hours)

Wednesday

11-1 pm

Consultants 0.5 (2 hours) Meeting

SPA

0.5 (2 hours)

Wednesday

1pm – 5pm

Teaching/CPD

SPA

1 (4 hours)

Thursday

9am-1pm

MAS

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Thursday

1pm – 5pm

Appraisal/Audit

SPA

1 (4 hours)

Friday

9am –1pm

RITT Meeting 9-11 am
RITT CPA 11-1pm

DCC

1 (4 hours)

Friday

1pm – 5pm

RITT CLINIC

DCC

1 (4 hours)

 

Direct clinical care

7.5 (30 hours)

Total PAs

Supporting professional activities

2.5 (10 hours)


Salary

 

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £84,559 - £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.


The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to
info@workplacedoctors.co.uk  You are able to also apply online (see below)

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

This job description is not an exhaustive document but is a reflection of the current position. Details and emphasis may change in line with service needs after consultation with the postholder.