Medical Director - Health & Social Care - Mental Health (Child & Adolescent)

UK - Yorkshire & Humberside
Competitive Basic + Bens
Ref: se04004
The Role

Key duties:                                                                                                                               

  • Chair Medical Advisory Committee meetings
  • Attend hospital board meetings and report on appraisals, clinical performance, medical staffing issues (consultants, juniors and out of hours), pharmacy reports, MHA issues, SUI.
  • Liaise between medical staff and hospital board in respect of practicing privileges/consultant appointments
  • Involve him/herself in preparation for CQC visits
  • Take local lead for recruitment and retention of staff
  • Support education and training of juniors in line with their CPD needs
  • Ensure each doctor has an annual appraisal as appropriate and allocate appraisers as necessary
  • Ensure adequate number of appraisers are trained locally to provide the number of appraisals at the Hospital
  • Liaise with Responsible Officer and Group Medical Director in respect of concerns about fitness to practice issues for medical staff
  • Brief Group Medical Director about any issues arising on a 4-weekly basis
  • Attend the bi-annual Medical Directors meeting
  • Ensure medical audit is taking place in clinically relevant areas, especially outcome measures
  • Assist in the management of out of hours on-call services to ensure well organized reliable and high quality services. Monitor and ensure induction training for out of hours doctors
  • Support the unit management and be actively involved when necessary in performance management and disciplinary matters involving medical staff
  • Assist unit management in matters relating to inspections by statutory agencies
  • Work closely with local safeguarding leads
  • Attendance at integrated clinical governance meetings
  • Establish protocol for reviewing national guidance such as NICE/Royal College of Psychiatrists guidance
  • Ensure there is a process in place for cross cover arrangements (for sickness and holidays and such like) between consultants and/or provision for continuous medical cover for the hospital
  • Provide or delegate responsibility for clinical and educational supervision of medical staff
  • Development of medical services supporting the needs of local commissioners
  • Encourage and support Reducing Restrictive Practice (RRP) initiatives
The Candidate

The ideal candidate will already be working within a senior or lead Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry capacity at the moment, either within the public or private healthcare sector. Furthermore, candidates will have strong clinical leadership experience, together with a proven track-record of overseeing another inpatient child and adolescent service, improving clinical standards, whilst managing a number of MDT professionals to deliver exceptional levels of care. Candidates will have at least 5 years Consultant Psychiatry experience, preferably undertaken within either a Tier 3 or 4 level service, and will have a CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

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