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Bank Consultant Psychiatrist

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Schoen Clinic York

About the Role

Schoen Clinic York is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Bank Consultant Psychiatrist.

As a Bank Consultant Psychiatrist you will be medically responsible for all inpatients and will be the Responsible Clinician for all detained inpatients (MHA 1983). You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will participate in weekly MDT meetings, where all key decisions will be made regarding care and treatment. Support, mentor and train the Speciality Doctor working under your clinical supervision. Ensure that the list of duties are completed by a suitably qualified doctor and in their absence this will fall to the overseeing Consultant.

Key responsibilities:

To support the service with its growth plan by having a caseload of day care patients and outpatients, participate in the on call rota 1:4 and provide additional support when the Speciality Doctor is 1st medical cover on the rota. Further duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Formulate an initial care plan with the team on admission and complete the Agreement to Treatment form

  • Admit patients, including initial mental state examination and physical examination

  • Continue to develop an individual formulation for each patient, in conjunction with other team members

  • ​Agree initial observation levels and a specific care plan for the time period prior to the first MDT meeting

  • ​Medically examine each patient as per the unit’s physical assessment protocol

  • Assess, treat and monitor psychiatric aspects of eating disorders including core psychopathology and co-morbid disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorder and autism spectrum disorder.

  • Take lead responsibility for the physical health of patients, arrange investigations and refer to other services as required

  • Assess and manage physical complications of eating disorders

  • Monitor and evaluate individual treatment plans with the MDT in order to ensure safe and effective practice in the best interests of the patient and their family

  • Review care plans with the multidisciplinary team and agree outcomes at the MDT meeting

  • Carry out a weekly assessment of risk with the MDT

  • Prescribe and monitor medication appropriately in the light of relevant guidelines, including prescribing which extends beyond the usual psychiatric formulary



Schoen Clinic York

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You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements

The successful candidate will have a specialist registration with the General Medical Council and a license to practice.

  • MRCPsych or equivalent

  • Approved Clinician status or willingness to achieve this

  • Registration for CPD with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in good standing

  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology as applied to eating disorders

  • Knowledge of the physical and nutritional complications of eating disorders and their management

  • High degree of self-awareness and ability to reflect on own emotional responses to patients

  • Willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Minimum of one years’ experience of eating disorders as a higher trainee or equivalent

  • Experience of a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches used in the treatment of eating disorders

  • Experience of the management of refeeding in severely underweight patients

About your future team

Our culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based on our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

Schoen Clinic York is a highly specialised Hospital for adults in the North of England. We are currently based on the ground floor of Minster Grange as an eating disorder hospital, and in September 2024 will be expanding to cover the full building with other service lines including Dementia care. We are situated just off Haxby Road which is 10 minutes’ drive from York Train Station and 4 miles from the A64.

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