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Baldock
Advertising Salary
Up to £100 per hour
Hospital
Hours Per Week
37.5

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced psychiatrist to lead our team on a short term contract basis. This role requires a dynamic and inspiring leader who can foster a professional, open culture that empowers our clinical staff to provide exceptional, compassionate care.

As the Consultant Psychiatrist, you will be a visible and influential figure within our hospital. You will work collaboratively with a multi-professional management team, ensuring that our care meets the highest regulatory standards. Your leadership will be key in shaping the strategic direction of our unit, always prioritising safe, effective, and individualised care for every patient.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with other clinical colleagues and managers help to develop a comprehensive treatment service that seeks to deliver a high quality response to those suffering from a range of mental health problems based on quality assured evidence based practice.
  • You will be responsible for providing advice with regard to the psychiatric care of clients within their respective service area. This will entail taking overall responsibility for a defined caseload of patients
  • Work in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and foster positive working relationships with –Medical Director, Hospital Director, Clinical Services Manager and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee the performance of the Consultant Psychiatrists ensuring that systems are in place to support appraisal and revalidation. Identify, investigate and escalate concerns about psychiatrists’ conduct or performance.
  • Maintain effective, professional leadership for alongside other Consultant Psychiatrists providing clinical supervision and mentorship.
  • Work with the Responsible Officer to support the appraisal and revalidation process for other Psychiatrists.
  • Represent the business externally at local, regional and national level, raising the profile of the business and establishing working relationships with commissioners, community teams and other key partners.
  • Participate in an out of hours rota with other Consultant Psychiatric colleagues.
  • Ensure there is adequate consultant cover across the hospital as required
  • Participate in quality enhancement and service evaluation projects and will be encouraged to undertake any research which may be relevant to either short or long-term service improvement.
  • Participate in educational and health promotion activities within the Mental Health Service and to be pro-active in liaising on a regular basis with General Practitioners.
  • Lead the CPD programme for the hospital and foster a culture of learning.
  • Provide input and advice on any relevant initiatives that require a medical perspective e.g. implementation of recommendations from NICE, National Inquiries, External Investigations etc.
 
Qualifications Required:
  • Approved Clinician status
  • A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) and in good CPD standing with same
  • Current registration with GMC
Experience Required:
  • At least five years’ experience in in-patient setting 
  • Experience of working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Experience of working in Acute Services (Male of Female)
  • Ability to take independent Clinical decisions and demonstrate clinical leadership.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • In depth knowledge of MHA and MCA
  • Effective communication skills – verbal and written. 
  • Up to date with current practices in in-patient Psychiatry
  • Able to organise oneself and prioritise clinical need
  • Evidence of participation in audit

Salary: £125,000 + Benefits

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm OR part time hours available

Job description available on request.
 
 

About Us

Baldock Manor is a 40-bed hospital in north Hertfordshire that provides specialist psychiatric services for adults. The hospital has two female PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care) wards and two acute wards.

Our PICU services provide care and support for women at crisis level with a severe mental disorder who require rapid assessment and stabilisation. 

Our acute wards care for older adults, usually 55 years or older, who need a short-term hospital stay, where we can stabilise their mental health. The average stay in our acute wards is less than forty days.

Our service objectives:

To offer a first-rate, safe and personalised service that promotes our patients’ choice, dignity, and quality of life and delivers a cost-effective service for our NHS partners.

Our model of care:

Our care model places our patients’ needs and personal circumstances at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing quality, meaningful care focused on recovery and aim to support each person admitted to our services in a personalised, collaborative way.

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