Seven Medical are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist within Addictions to fill an exclusive opportunity within a leading addictions service in Cambridgeshire. Benefits of the role are you will be able to access a well-developed monthly CPD program, receive regular structured supervision and be fully supported in the appraisal and re-validation structure. All doctors receive weekly protected CPD and are encouraged and supported to get involved in clinical audit and research.
The post-holder will be required to provide leadership, expert advice and direction to the service to ensure that service users consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards. They will be part of the Senior Management Team and expected to contribute to the overall
performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will be required to record and input client data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements.
· To provide a clinical assessment, including relevant psychiatric and physical investigation, of a wide range of substance misusers presenting to the service.
· In conjunction with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team to plan and deliver appropriate individually tailored treatment plans.
· To regularly review and monitor patients’ treatment progress (including results of urinalysis and other laboratory investigations).
· To keep accurate appropriate and up-to-date medical and administrative documentation including computer records.
· To liaise closely with other relevant professionals and organisations including non statutory addiction services, adult psychiatric services, general practitioners, medical colleagues, Social Services and Prison Services
· To operate within guidelines, policies and procedures relevant to the post.
· To provide clinical advice, liaison and consultation as required to colleagues in primary care, community services and acute specialities in line with new ways of working
· Engaging with people who have substance misuse problems and providing them with general healthcare and general mental health assessments and contribute to the development of individual care plans.
· Provide specialist prescribing assessments to opiate, stimulant, tranquilizer, barbiturate and alcohol dependent clients.
· Initiate appropriate prescribing regimes to clients in line with national legislation and national and local guidance.
· Provide medical management and reviews of prescribed clients
· Provide sound evidence-based clinical practice to facilitate effective treatment decisions.
· Work with other team members to ensure effective administration in terms of record keeping, discharge summaries and correspondence to other relevant bodies. Work with management team to ensure all paperwork and records are regularly audited.
· Conduct phlebotomy tests and support nursing team in ensuring that the maximum number of service users are tested for BBVs and vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B.
· Be an active part of the management team to ensure service and organisational goals are met and that clinical standards are kept high.
· Qualifications:Medical Degree and completion of Basic Medical Training, MRCPsych or equivalent qualification
· Experience:2+ years in substance misuse
· Compliance:GMC specialist register
· Hours:Full time flexible
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