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Consultant Psychiatric Post in Crisis Home Treatment


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General Adult and Older Adult Psychiatry
Full time: 10 PAs per week
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The Assessment Hub, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum
10/06/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We welcome applications from highly motivated colleagues to work collaboratively with our newly developed Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team (CRHTT) and to provide leadership and clinical expertise to our highly skilled and committed multidisciplinary team.

This is a new FTE permanent consultant post based initially in Oxford city. The consultant provision will initially be one FTE consultant and will be developed into a 2.2 FTE medical consultant resource.

The Oxfordshire Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) is due to commence Phase 1 of its development and be operational from July 2020. Phase 1 consists of a home treatment team for Oxford City only (adults and older adults) and will focus on enabling early discharge from inpatient care. The team will establish close working relationships with the inpatient wards and community teams, including the Inpatient Social Work service and the Patient Flow Transformation lead. Capacity will initially be limited to 15 service users and the available capacity will be regularly communicated across the system. The consultant provision will initially be one FTE consultant and will be developed into a 2.2 FTE medical consultant resource.

The Oxon CRHTT will initially provide a home treatment service to service users leaving inpatient care and living within Oxford city but will eventually expand to cover the whole county and develop to include crisis response and inpatient gatekeeping.

There are also close links with Oxford University which include a term-time weekly academic meeting, regular research meetings, research opportunities, journal clubs and audit meetings. The Trust hosts or collaborates with a wide range of research infrastructure. In September 2016, a partnership between Oxford Heath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford was awarded £12.8M to support a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC; Director Prof John Geddes) focused on mental health and dementia.

The Trust welcomes applications from appropriately qualified clinicians who would like to work with the BRC, CLAHRC or NIHR CRN (Clinical Research Network) as part of their agreed job plan. Trust has recently set up a Centre for Patient Safety and Quality.

There are extensive opportunities for teaching and training of medical students, postgraduate doctors, members of the multidisciplinary team and other service providers, and for appraising and mentoring consultant colleagues.

There is a generous relocation package for successful candidates. We offer flexible working arrangements as we want our teams to enjoy their time spent at work.

Applicants for the above vacancies must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and on the Specialist Register or be within six months of attaining their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or an equivalent approved indicator of training.


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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

For further information please contact:

Catherine Sage, Head of Service, Mental Health Urgent Care and Social Care, 01865 902759

Dr Rob Bale, Clinical Director 01865 902759.

Dr Arabella Norman-Nott Associate Medical Director Adults of Working Age, 01865 902907.

Dr Lola Martos Associate Medical Director Older people mental Health, 01865 904894