Sussex Partnership have an exciting 6 month secondment opportunity for a Specialist Grade (Psychiatry) to join the Mental Health Liaison Team (MHLT) in Brighton & Hove. The team is based in the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), which is a 625 bedded teaching hospital situated in the Kemptown area of Brighton, and forms part of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
We're building an organisation that will impact future generations, where everyone is welcome. A place where you can be yourself and feel valued. We would love for you to join our team where we can continue to work closely and collaboratively to support our service users and our staff. You will be joining a mutually supportive, friendly and enthusiastic team with a real passion for what we do.Main duties of the job
The role will involve a unique combination of older adult and working age liaison work and the post-holder will have a key role in supporting the wider nursing team and providing continuity of care across the week.
The post- holder will provide medical and psychiatric assessment, treatment and liaison to people aged 16 and above referred to MHLT from the Emergency Department and the inpatient wards within the RSCH.
The post-holder will work with senior managers and clinicians within the local Division. There is the opportunity to participate in planning and development of local mental health services and to contribute constructively to improving the standards of mental health care offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation TrustWorking for our organisation
At Sussex Partnership we are committed to providing opportunities for flexible working. If you would like to work differently or different hours to those advertised, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.
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You will have access to the Trust's SAS Advocate who can signpost regarding support around a range of issues. The SAS advocate also represents SAS interests and needs at a senior medical leadership level and, along with the SAS Faculty Group, ensures that SAS doctors have every opportunity to progress and develop careers as they wish.
To find out more about what we offer please take a look at our careers portal: https://careers.sussexpartnership.nhs.ukDetailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see below for a list of duties and responsibilities. Please note the Job Description has been approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
- The role will involve a unique combination of older adult and working age liaison work and the post-holder will have a key role in supporting the wider nursing team and providing continuity of care across the week.
- The post holder will provide senior specialist psychiatric input for patients in the Emergency Department, its link wards and the medical and surgical wards at The Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton.
- The post-holder will provide medical and psychiatric assessment, treatment and liaison to people aged 16 and above referred to MHLT from the Emergency Department and the inpatient wards within the RSCH.
- The post-holder has the opportunity to develop expertise in adult mental health, organic mental states, medically unexplained symptoms, the interplay between physical and mental health problems and management of psychiatric crises
- The post-holder will work with senior managers and clinicians within the local Division. There is the opportunity to participate in planning and development of local mental health services and to contribute constructively to improving the standards of mental health care offered by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
- The post-holder will contribute to reducing the volume of crisis work done in A+E by identifying frequent attendees and working with colleagues to develop innovative solutions for these patients, by seeking to reduce attendance and manage the level of risk through individual multi-agency and multi-disciplinary care plans.
- 10 Programmed Activities (PAs)are attached to this post, comprising of 8 PAs for direct clinical care and 2PAs for supporting professional activities to achieve appraisal and revalidation requirements.
- This post does not come with any on call commitments.
- There is a requirement for the postholder to be approved under Section12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and work towards Approved Clinician status to facilitate independent working and accept RC responsibility and related duties where require.
- MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
- Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
- Additional clinical qualifications.
- Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
- Completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification
- A minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
- To be section 12(2) MHA 1983 approved (or achieve within 6 months of appointment), if not have Approved Clinician (AC) status/approval and be on the AC register.
- In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.