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Speciality Doctor - Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)  
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Posted :
19/06/2017 10:11:49 
Company Name :
Priory Healthcare & Partnerships in Care 
Location :
Stapleton, Leicestershire, England 
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Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Priory Hospital Bristol is a 73 Bed Hospital with 7 various wards varying from Private Acute Mental Health (including Addictions treatment), Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntington`s disease and Dementia.

The role:

We are currently expanding our service with the addition of a newly purpose built 12 Bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which is due to open in October 2017.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced  Speciality Doctor to help our team deliver the highest standard of care to young people and their families that use our services.   You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that clients receive a holistic and person-centric care and treatment programme based on the recovery model.

The Adolescent PICU ward will accept admissions from all around the United Kingdom and the unit will be supported by a full multidisciplinary team.   The referrals will be mainly from CAMHS acute services.  The patients referred will be at a high level of risk at the point of referral. 

Duties include:

  • Undertake psychiatric and external assessments for clients referred to the unit to determine the appropriate level of care to be provided, under the direction and supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist, and work with the unit multi-disciplinary team to ensure delivery of the Care Programme.
  • Prepare discharge summaries, reports and other associated documentation as necessary e.g. for CPA meetings, as directed and supervised by the Consultant Psychiatrist.
  • Participation in learning activities and supervision.
  • Participation in Clinical Governance activities, and account for contracted hours utilised in research, Continuing Professional Development and other non-clinical duties as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Working effectively with colleagues to ensure that clients have access to appropriate medical cover at all times, which will require participation in an on-call rota for the site.
  • The post holder will be expected to support the GP in delivering physical health care and emergency treatment to patients in complex care.
  • To support the RMO and GP in delivering a consistently high standard of medical care to all patients on site. Be responsible for inducting new RMO`s and providing cover for them when they are on compensatory rest periods.
  • Share responsibility for taking bloods with the site phlebotomists and RMO as necessary.
  • Arrange appropriate clinical tests and investigations and take responsibility for chasing up results and acting on them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure physical observations by ward staff are carried out in accordance with medical instructions. Review physical observation findings and act upon them in a clinically appropriate manner.
  • Any other duties considered to be commensurate with the level of the post
  • Knowledge & Skills
  • You should be a good team player and be keen to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to assessment, formulation and management plans.
  • You are required to hold and continue registration with the GMC. You will be expected to provide evidence of registration, if requested, by the Hospital Director or Chief Medical Officer.

Experience Required:

  • You will have experience of working in inpatient settings with people with significant mental health difficulties.

Autonomy & Impact:

  • You will be able to work autonomously to agreed short and medium term objectives where professional advice will be immediately obvious. You will be able to understand the impact their actions will have on the care of the patient and the workings of the multidiscplinary team.

Intelligent & Problem Solving

  • The majority of problem solving is based upon acquiring systemic knowledge and experience where some adaptive and creative thinking is occasionally required when translating best practice and evidence based research into practical operational solutions for application within the department.

What we offer

  • Career development opportunities with available exposure to other services lines within the Hospital
  • Starting 25 days

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