Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry

General Adult Specialty Doctors – are you looking for a change or a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialty Doctor to join a fully supported Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (The Willows) at Highbury Hospital

The Willows PICU is a 10 bedded unit within Highbury Hospital. The primary function of the unit is rapid assessment and intensive management of acute mental illness and behavioural disturbance within an integrated care pathway. It facilitates stabilisation through active engagement and treatment with the emphasis being on intensive treatment combined with a range of physical, procedural and relational security measures that help reduce risk, disturbance and vulnerability. The ward has a strong ethos of multidisciplinary working and at its core is a commitment to valuing the participation of the patient, maintaining their dignity and working to the principles of least restriction.

There is a good level of staffing on the unit with shifts of 7:7:6 and 40% of staff are qualified. The Multidisciplinary Team comprises a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist, Band 5 nurses, a Band 7 Ward Manager, 4 Band 6 Clinical Team Leaders, a Non-Medical Prescriber and a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner along with Band 2 and 3 HCAs. The ward also receives input from a Clinical Psychologist, the OT department and a full-time Activity Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: inpatient work on the unit, managing a total of 10 beds and jointly working with the Consultant, Team Manager and MDT; management of complex cases including the management of acute behavioural disturbance and physical health monitoring; clinical participation and engagement with the MDT and supporting ward processes including the participation in and running of ward reviews, formulation meetings and providing supervision to junior medical staff; take a role in the assessment of admissions, PICU gatekeeping and referral on to other services; care planning, risk and treatment formulation, guidance on evidence-based treatment and effectiveness; multidisciplinary, multiagency and partnership working including liaison and collaborative working with other services/agencies; participation in seclusion reviews; Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act implementation; attending Mental Health Tribunals and preparing the required reports. It is expected that the ethos enshrined within the MHA of working with patients and their families and carers to give dignified, individualised care, providing choice and autonomy in the least restrictive manner is core to the successful candidate’s practise.

Continuing Professional Development is highly valued within the Trust and the post holder will be required to have an annual statement of CPD from the Royal College. To support this requirement the Trust offers 10 days of study leave per year along with a modest budget.

The Trust is committed to supporting research. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham and brings together the healthcare and education sectors to achieve ‘Research Excellence for Innovation’. The IMH currently receives approximately £34 million in external research grants and is one of the UK’s prime locations for interdisciplinary research in mental health. It has 8 Centres of Excellence including the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL) and Centre for Mood Disorders.

Nottingham is a great place to live and work:

  • Home of English Sport;
  • UNESCO city of literature;
  • Home to the world’s oldest Football Club, England’s oldest Inn (Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem) and Robin Hood;
  • Culture & Architecture: Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey (Lord Byron’s residence), National Justice Museum, Nottingham Trent University Arkwright building;
  • Entertainment: Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall; Nottingham Ice Arena, The Albert Hall, Michelin starred restaurants;
  • Excellent education;
  • Excellent transport links.

Our ethos is simple; we want you to be part of our professional team delivering excellent patient care whilst experiencing a fulfilling career.

For further details and informal visits please contact Dr Faizal Seedat/Michelle Malone – Clinical Directors –

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Faizal SeedatJob titleClinical Director/Consultant PsychiatristEmail addressfaizal.seedat@nottshc.nhs.ukTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Alternative Contact: Michelle Malone, Clinical Director on Telephone: . Informal visits and enquiries are welcomed.

Reference: 40881274

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