Locum Consultant in Learning Disabilities

York, North Yorkshire
77913 - 105042
19 Dec 2018
16 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The Trust was created in April 2006 following the merger of the mental health trusts covering County Durham and Teesside.  Subsequently, the Trust won the tender to provide services to large areas of North Yorkshire and these services transferred to TEWV in July 2011.  The York and Selby directorate joined the trust in October 2015. The Trust became a foundation trust in July 2008, one of the first mental health trusts to achieve this status.  As such we are accountable to local people through our Council of Governors.  The Trust is run by a Board of Directors made up of executive and non-executive directors and led by a non-executive Chair.  The Board of Directors provides overall leadership and vision to the Trust and is ultimately and collectively responsible for all aspects of performance, including clinical quality, financial performance and governance.

The Trust has around 6700 staff, including over 250 doctors, working out of around 160 sites and has an annual income of £330 million.  We deliver our services by working in partnership with seven local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public.  The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, including coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We have five operational directorates, one for each of our localities (County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, and York and Selby) and a separate forensic directorate.

Within each of the four localities, we have four clinical directorates:

            Adult mental health

            Mental health services for older people

            Children and young people’s services

            Learning disability services.

The Selby and York part of the learning disability service consists of a large multidisciplinary community team in York. This team is co-located with City of York council colleagues and there is a smaller community team based in New Selby War Memorial Hospital. There is an eight bedded Assessment and Treatment unit in Acomb

The Selby and York Community LD Psychiatry Service serves the population of Selby, York and Pocklington. The Selby and York LD Service is part of the York and Selby Locality of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will be based at Systems House, Clifton Moor York and will cover the South geographical area. This includes delivering a clinic once a week in Selby, from Selby War Memorial Hospital

The team consists of Head of Service, Clinical Director, Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing (including non-medical prescriber), Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Administrative Staff

The appointee will have the use of an office at Systems House and access to medical secretarial support. The appointee will have their own PC linked to local network

The team work in episodes of care based on an open referral system. Referrals are triaged and the team aim to see all new referrals within twenty eight days of referral for an initial assessment. The team receives an average of twenty referrals per month and the consultant Psychiatrists hold caseloads of 70- 80 patients

There are two consultant Learning Disability posts in the York and Selby area as listed

Dr Michelle Beaumont                 9 PA’s Consultant Psychiatrist for North area Community

                                                    and Oak Rise inpatient Service

Vacant Post                                10 PAs Consultant Psychiatrist for South Area

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