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Consultant Psychiatrist – Darlington – Learning Disabilities/ Autism

Donard Recruitment
£100,000 - £130,000 /Year

Job Description

Consultant Psychiatrist – Darlington – Learning Disabilities/ Autism

My Client an independent hospital providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation for men on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to join their clinical team.

The Consultant Psychiatrist will provide psychiatric cover for independent hospitals which provide assessment and intervention for adults with autism, learning disability and behaviours which are perceived as challenging.  The Consultant Psychiatrist will also cover two care home services and a residential service in the North East Region.

The Clinical responsibilities of the Consultant Psychiatrist will mainly entail comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluations in collaboration with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team that include history taking, mental and physical evaluation, and biopsychosocial formulations. These assessments might take place either following initial referrals to the team or in the process of case review or care planning within the team.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Diagnostic and treatment reviews and mental and physical treatment administration
  • Preparation of reports for and attendance at Mental Health Tribunal hearings as appropriate. A good knowledge of the Mental Health Act  is required
  • Physical care in liaison with our attending General Practitioner
  • Review of patients in preparation for CPA reviews and chairing of CPA reviews
  • Contribution of medical opinion by participating in the regular and exceptional MDT meetings
  • Provide clinical leadership to the multi-disciplinary team alongside the team manager
  • To work with colleagues to provide effective medical input for the shaping and developing of Learning Disability services within the region
  • Contribution to clinical governance and responsibility for setting and maintaining standards
  • Commitment to quality improvement

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