Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.
In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.
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.
The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support
We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure
Everything we do is underpinned by five meaningful CARES values:
Compassionate Accountable Responsive Effective Safe
These shape how we work, define what we stand for and show everyone what Pennine Care is all about.
The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment
Locum Appointment for Service (LAS) Posts
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.
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 emergenci