Consultant Psychiatrist Unscheduled Care


Consultant Psychiatrist Unscheduled Care

Consultant (£96,963 - £128,841)

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE, Roughmussel, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

'CMHACS is a new and comprehensive service to provide mental health care, treatment and support as a safe and effective alternative to hospital admission or prolonged inpatient stay. The service is being developed following review and reconfiguration of all mental health unscheduled care services across NHS GGC. 

The core functions of the CMHACS will be to offer short term intensive community based treatment as an effective alternative to hospital admission. The CMHACS will provide care, treatment and input across Glasgow City within an overarching unscheduled care operational framework. The Consultant Psychiatrist in Unscheduled Care will provide clinical leadership during normal working hours to the CMHACS team and contribute to strategic development and ongoing development of the service and redesign as required to meet the needs of the care group (1 PA). 

The clinical responsibilities will include holding RMO responsibility for Adult Mental Health patients on the CMHACS caseload who are subject to compulsory measures under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Assessment and review of patients, delegating responsibility to any Specialty Doctor working within the team, and supervising any medical trainees attached to the team as per Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines. Leading the CMHACS daily (Monday-Friday) multidisciplinary team meetings. Responsibility for prescribing psychiatric medication to individuals under the care of the CMHACS team and for supervising non-medical prescribers within the team and consider the physical health of individuals under their care and liaison with GPs/specialists as appropriate. In addition, there is an expectation they will participate in an out of hours on-call rota (1:25). Participation in the postgraduate teaching and supervision of medical staff and staff of other disciplines will also be encouraged. It is expected that the successful candidate will take part in continuing professional development. Participation in or research is encouraged. Hours of work will be standard non-premium hours but are subject to negotiation.'

Contact details for informal contact: Dr Mathew Morrison, ,


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