inverclyde cmht AND inverclyde royal HOSPITAL

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reF: 45725D

Closing Date: 10th MARch 2017



Base: INVERCLYDE CMHT & Inverclyderoyal HOSPITAL

Applications are invited for a full-time post in General Adult Psychiatry in Inverclyde. Mental Health services in Inverclyde are provided by the integrated health and social work multidisciplinary CMHT, supported by a Primary Care Mental Health Team.

This post is based atInverclydeRoyalHospital and the Inverclyde Community Mental Health Team based at Crown House. The posts consist of 8 PA’s allocated between the Liaison service and the CMHT based at Crown House, Greenock. This would entail out patient clinic work allocated on a pro rata basis. The CMHT consultants are involved in the medical review of patients who attend the Community Response Service. On-call responsibilities currently consist of participation in the South Glasgow & Clyde Rota with a current frequency of 1:30.

The postholder will be supported by appropriate medical secretary time and by junior doctor input for inpatient sessions. Responsibilities will be shared between a total of 5 general adult psychiatrists in Inverclyde, and the successful applicant would be expected to work closely with colleagues to provide a full range of services.

The successful candidate would be encouraged to take the opportunities available for further education and continuing professional development. There are active education and audit programmes within the service.

The post is 8 sessions however this could be adapted to suit the needs of the applicant.

Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council, a licence to practice and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher Specialist Training leading to a CCT in Psychiatry or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within six months of confirmed entry at the date of interview. Non UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.







InverclydeCMHT &



Inverclyde CMHT andInverclydeRoyalHospital.

Applications are invited from dynamic and enthusiastic individuals for this full time General Adult post with an interest in Liaison. There is an established Community Mental Health Team in Inverclyde, and the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with colleagues to provide a full range of services to inpatients and outpatients. They will be supported by Junior Doctor sessions and Medical Secretary input.

  1. Present Service Provision

Community mental health services in Inverclyde are part of the Inverclyde HSCP, and cover a total population of 90,000. The Mental Health Partnership for Greater Glasgow and Clyde supports and coordinates the delivery of adult mental health services delivered by HSCP’s in four divisions across the Board area: South Clyde, South Glasgow, West Glasgow and Northeast Glasgow.

Deborah Gillespie is the Head of Service, Mental Health, Addictions and Homelessness and the Clinical Director is Dr Alexander Thom. The Associate Medical Director for Mental Health is Dr Michael Smith and the HSCPChief Officer is Brian Moore.

Inpatient psychiatric services in Inverclyde are provided at the newly refurbished (April 2012) Langhill Clinic, InverclydeRoyalHospital, which has 20 acute inpatient beds and 8 IPCU beds. A total of 20 beds provide inpatient intensive rehabilitation and continuing care services for South Clyde plus at the current time there are 12 continuing care beds located within the nearby Ravenscraig Hospital Campus.

Community Adult Mental Health Services are currently provided by an integrated Community Mental Health Team which is based in Crown House in central Greenock. The CMHT currently comprises of one Service Manager, one Consultant Psychologist, one Nurse Team Lead, eight Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse Specialists, three Band 6 OT’s, eleven Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurses, seven Band 3 Support Workers, two Senior Social Workers, four Social Work Senior Practitioners, one Social Worker, two Social Work Assistants, three Homemakers, two Resource Workers, one Support Worker, and one Home Support and Day Care Worker.

The Community Response Service (CRS) provides intensive community assessments and treatment and consists of 6 members of staff.

There is an established Primary Care Mental Health Team which provides time limited psychological interventions to patients with mild to moderate mental health difficulties delivered within a primary care setting.

There are separate teams for Liaison Psychiatry which provides input to the AcuteHospital at Inverclyde Royal hospital and Rehabilitation Services. Patients in Inverclyde have access to specialist psychology, psychotherapy and addiction services. Forensic service provision includes access to the Forensic CMHT for patients requiring this service from the Board wide team. Inverclyde has access to the Eating Disorder Service which is the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Eating Disorders Service.

Child and Adolescent Services are based at the Child and Family Unit, Larkfield Road, Greenock. The Perinatal service is based at Leverndale Hopital with a GG&C wide remit.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Esteem Service extended it’s remit to Clyde inSeptember 2014.

This service provides input to patients presenting with new onset psychosis and is supported by Consultant Psychiatrist input as well as a range of therapists from nursing and psychology.

The GG&C Out of Hours CPN service has provided overnightassessment of patients presenting with mental disorder from September 2014.

2.Medical Staffing (Inverclyde Division of Psychiatry)

(i)General Adult Psychiatry

Dr James Loudon - General Adult Psychiatry / Clinical Lead

Dr Eilidh Orr - General Adult Psychiatry

Dr Alistair Deering – General Adult Psychiatry / Liaison Psychiatry / Eating Disorders.

Dr Jacqueline Anderson- General Adult Psychiatry

Dr Iain Mitchell – General adult Psychiatry

Dr Alison Blair Consultant Psychiatry ESTEEM ( based at Leverndale)

(ii)Addictions Psychiatry

Dr Audrey Hillman

Dr Roger Sykes

(iii)Old Age Psychiatry

Dr Craig Gordon Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Chris Haxton Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Martin Carlin Consultant Psychiatrist

There are also five ST1,2,3 posts plus two GPST posts plus one FY2 post.

3. Duties of the Post

The successful candidate will be expected to provide out patient services to General Adult patients working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The post holder would have 2 out patient clinic sessions plus one CMHT team meeting/CPA/ tribunal session. The postholder would have input into the Community Response Service both offering medical advice and assessment of patients on a pro rata basis.

The post holder would have 4 sessions to provide consultant input to liaison and community response service.

Liaison service

The postholder will provide liaison services to InverclydeRoyalHospitalin collaboration with the nurse liaison specialist and the Community Response Team . The post holder will also provide input to the Community Response Team who review patients presenting in crisis. This team works withinthe CMHT.

Inverclyde consultants participate in the South Glasgow and Clyde on call rota with a current on call frequency of 1: 30.

The successful candidate will participate in the on call rota and cover for colleagues during absence in line with arrangements set out in the National Terms and Conditions. The on call week day rota covers the whole of Inverclyde and full time Consultants are on call 2 or 3 days per month. Domiciliary visits, court reports, Mental Health Act/Adults with Incapacity work and liaison assessments will be undertaken as required. The post will have sessional support as required from a Medical Secretary and ST1-3/FY2 doctor.

Eight sessions are allocated to direct clinical care split between the Liaison\ Community Response Service and the CMHT. There is one session allocated to supporting professional activities.


The post holder will undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the proper function of the clinical team including appraisal, clinical and non-clinical supervision of medical staff and clinical supervision of non-medical staff. He or she will also be expected to participate in the broader aspect of administration and management within the Inverclyde Division of Psychiatry and Inverclyde CHCP.

It is expected that the successful candidate will take part in Job Planning, Appraisal, Peer Review and Continuing Professional Development. Participation in audit or research is encouraged. The post holder will be actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students. In addition the post holder will be expected to participate in the postgraduate teaching of medical staff and staff of other disciplines.

5.Other Information

Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Dr James Loudon, Clinical Lead, Inverclyde (01475 558 129, ) or Dr Alex Thom, Clinical Director, DykebarHospital (0141 314 4079).




The basic contract will be for a 8 PA consultant contract(7 DCC and 1 SPA)

The one SPA minimum will reflect activity such as appraisal, personal audit and professional development occurring outside study leave time. Once the candidate has been appointed more SPA time may be agreed for activities such as undergraduate and postgraduate medical training which takes place outside direct clinical care, as well as research and/or management. These activities must be specifically and clearly identified and be agreed with the candidate and desired by the department.

This timetable is representative and the specific job plan will be agreed with the successful applicant after appointment.

From / To:
9.00 am – 11.00 pm
1pm – 5pm / InverclydeRoyalHospital
Crown House
Crown House / Liaison reviews
Outpatient Clinic
From / To:
9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
1.00 – 5.00 / Crown House
Crown House
Inverclyde royal Hospital / Alternate weeks CMHT review meeting and Crisis Team review meeting.
Supervision with Jun
Liaison reviews
From / To:
9.00 am – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 5.00pm / InverclydeRoyalHospital
Crown House / spa
Liaison Reviews
From / To
9.00 am – 1.00pm
3pm – 5pm / Crown House
Crown House
InverclydeRoyalHospital / Crown House / OPC
Crisis reviews
Liaison reviews

Person Specification

Consultant – General Adult Psychiatry


  • Applicants must have full GMC registration, a licence to practice and be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to a CCT in General Adult Psychiatry or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

Attributes / Essential / Desirable
Education and Qualifications: / MRCPsych or equivalent.
Full GMC registration with current Licence to Practise.
Inclusion on GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of confirmed entry onto the Specialist Register from the date of interview).
Section 22 approval or willingness to gain approval following appointment. / Postgraduate Qualification
  • Expertise in generalist field
  • Expertise in sub-specialty field
/ Demonstrate experience within General Psychiatry.
Experience of working within and developing partnership structures within a mental health environment.
Experience of working with stakeholders, carers and service users to develop and improve the patient journey.
Demonstrable record of professional achievements within a mental health environment, evidenced by specific examples throughout their career. / Experience within other Psychiatric specialties.
Team Working / Committed to working effectively within the multi-disciplinary team evidenced with examples throughout career. / Demonstration of clinical leadership
Teaching & Training / Ability to train and supervise junior medical staff, medical students and other members of the multi-disciplinary team; demonstrating a flexible approach to reflect varied learning styles. / Experience of teaching and training postgraduate and undergraduate medical staff and other professional groups and/or carer/service user groups.
Research & Publications / Demonstrate an interest to participate in research and encourage evidence based practice.
Clinical Audit / Demonstrate breadth of knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance agenda within Mental Health.
Experience of service development utilising Clinical Audit/Governance to achieve patient centred improvement. / Evidence of audit cycle completion.
Evidence of involvement in other areas of Clinical Governance (CIRs, ICP, MCNs, critical review of evidence etc)
Service Management / Experience of contributing to and supporting service modernisation and redesign programmes. / Embrace innovative solutions to deliver modern patient centred services.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills / Demonstrate effective clinical leadership by demonstrating clinical leadership within multi-disciplinary teams or across partnership organisations. / Clear evidence of providing clinical leadership and ability to give examples.


The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.

£77,529 £ 104,525 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY / Full Time32.00
SUPERANNUATION / New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made to do this via:
REMOVAL EXPENSES / Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT / Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND / This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership.
CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 / The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED APPLICANTS / A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
NOTICE / The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side, subject to appeal against dismissal.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE / In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.


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For further information please contact Dr James Loudon, Clinical Lead for Adult Mental Health Services on 01475 558 129 or email or Dr. Alex Thom, Clinical Director Adult Mental Health Services on 0141-314 4079 or email ., with whom visiting arrangements can also be made.