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NHS Medical & Dental: Core Trainee (CT1/2)

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NHS Medical & Dental: Core Trainee (CT1/2)
Fixed term
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£30,605 to £40,491 pa
23/08/2018 23:59

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Locum Appointment for Service (LAS) Posts

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

We have several LAS posts available and applications are invited for these 12 month fixed term LAS Post in General Adult and / or Old Age Psychiatry at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester; starting as soon as possible.

Role Summary:

This post would ideally suit those who have previous experience of Psychiatry, or those without but who want to try out Psychiatry prior to CT1 application. The Trust will help appointees with their application for Speciality Training. The Education Programmes are mandatory throughout the Trust. This post offers an excellent introduction to Psychiatry.

The Consultant body has a variety of special interests and there are many opportunities for the trainees to look into and further expand their knowledge and experience with discussion with their consultant. Areas of special interest include, amongst other: Forensic and Rehabilitation, Liaison, Community Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry including Inpatient CAMHS Services (Regional), New Ways of Working, Information Technology and Service Redesign. For those considering application, a visit to one of the departments is encouraged.

All of our posts are banded at 1B – 40%

Key Responsibilities of the Post

Core clinical work (consistent with Royal College of Psychiatry requirements)

• The bulk of clinical work will be within a Consultant Led team based at your designated hospital site. Joint assessments with the Community Mental Health Team, and the Crisis Resolution Team where appropriate, may take place at the patients home address, as well as hospital departments such as A&E.

• On-call covers the adult in-patient wards as well as Young Person’s Unit (16-17 year olds) if appropriate, and Older Age Wards (>65’s), and any Specialty Units (Rehabilitation Units etc) as well as working with the Crisis Team in A&E. All these are in the main hospital site.

• The LAS post holder will be expected to accumulate their own out-patient load from new referrals and help out with known patients in out-patients, and pick up ongoing patient management through the community teams as appropriate.

• The LAS is expected to contribute to the bio psychosocial model of care with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team. This includes history taking, mental state examination of all patients and the physical examination of outpatients where appropriate. The treatments may be physical, pharmacological psychological and social as appropriate. There is a strong emphasis on the recovery model, and as such the trainee will be encouraged to formulate management plans accordingly.

• On-call rota is full shift 1:9, 1:11, 1:18 dependant on the borough. There are consultants on-call for general psychiatry and old age psychiatry, and CAMHS

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

• GMC full registration before taking up appointment.
• At least 6 months experience working in medicine (preferably psychiatry) in the UK.
• Capable of managing common medical conditions. Ability to manage acute medical and psychiatric emergencies. Ability to assess and manage risks.
• Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Shared responsibility for the whole of the psychiatry directorate and its contractual commitments. Ability to work cooperatively with junior colleagues in psychiatry and medicine. Able and willing to take directions from consultant supervisors, and commit oneself to develop skills over a long period.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sharon Smith

Assistant HR Business Partner - Medical Directorate
0161 716 3058

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3895
0161 716 3050