Consultant PICU/Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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£76,761 to £103,490 pa
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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 care to thousands of people every day. In fact our community and mental health services support around 2.4 million patient contacts each year across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

As well as looking after our patients, we look after our 5,500 staff, and we’re proud to be listed in the HSJ and Nursing Times ‘Top 120 Places to Work’ list (2015). Staff are supported to continue their professional development with relevant training and progression opportunities. 

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds!

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

Service/Ward/Department Cobden Unit PICU, Stepping Hill Hospital
Tatton Unit, Tameside General Hospital
Borough Rehabilitation and High Support Directorate
Band & salary scale NHS consultant
Hours of work 40 (10 PAs)

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Rehabilitation and High Support Directorate provides Psychiatric Intensive Care and Rehabilitation Services to patients from the Greater Manchester area. The directorate is renowned for high quality service delivery, excellent staff opportunities and innovative service developments. We continue to explore and develop new services for specialist mental health provision.

The Cobden Unit (Stepping Hill Hospital) is a 10-bedded recently refurbished unit for adult males who require PICU and have been transferred from General Adult acute services or via the Criminal Justice System. All patients are detained under the MHA. Tatton Unit is a Longer-Term Low Secure Unit (LTLSU) in Tameside General Hospital that provides care for 16 males along a 5 five-year rehabilitation pathway.

Role Summary:
To provide Consultant medical cover as part of the MDT to these two units, supported by 1.0 wte Specialty Doctor.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
The postholder will provide Consultant Psychiatric care for inpatients with severe and often intractable psychoses requiring longer-term care, as well as undertaking assessment and consultation for consultant colleagues. There will be a requirement to prepare reports for the courts/CJS as well as consultant responsibilities for administration of the Mental Health Act.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
The applicant will have demonstrable post graduate psychiatric training experience to consultant level and preferably have experience in Psychiatric Intensive Care. The ability to lead a team, and accept challenges to one’s views are essential qualities, as well as being decisive when required under pressure.

“We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated and controlled activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.”

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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

Informal Contact Name: Dr Simon Sandhu
Job Title: Lead Consultant, Rehabilitation & High Support Directorate
Contact Number: 0161 716 4310

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3895
0161 716 3050