Recruitment leaflet

Never a dull day!
Multidimensional assessment of psychopathology
Assessment of course of illness and life charts
Assessment of treatment resistance in psychosis
Complex psychopharmacology; Clozapine plus!
Use of investigations and psychosocial assessments
Evaluating physical health co-morbidity
Multimodal risk and vulnerability assessments
Bio-psycho-social case formulation
Recovery oriented approach to interventions
Integrating physical and mental health care
Managing co-morbidity to improve outcomes
Enhancing lifestyle modification
Improving quality of life and social inclusion
Closely working with housing & employment schemes
Engagement and motivational skill in every contact
Excellent leadership of multi-disciplinary team
Ability to assess need for psychosocial interventions
Ability to assess and support change in functioning
Ability to support family and carers
Supporting effective transitions to community
Engagement over longer term
Delivering personalised care
Ability to systematically assess outcomes
Evaluate service use and satisfaction
Ability to influence commissioning
Develop services based on local need
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Design: Raj Mohan®
Rehabilitation and Social
Enabling recovery through
bio-psycho-social approaches
could be the career for you!
Navigating complex pathways
Enabling Recovery
become “stuck” in acute mental health inpatient wards
Guiding people through the maze to independence
Challenging: Rehabilitation Psychiatry offers a whole
systems approach to recovery from mental illness. A
combination of cutting edge psychopharmacology for
complex treatment resistant psychosis and high levels
of co-morbidity is nothing if not challenging!
Evidence based: The best evidence that psychiatry
has produced over decades of systematic research is
carefully drawn together and tailored around an
individual’s unique needs and adapted to their settings.
Use medication, CBT, Family interventions and Social
support in tandem, and the results are truly satisfying.
A consultant’s view: Why rehabilitation is my choice
Contrary to popular belief, rehabilitation psychiatry is
not the “boring end” of adult psychiatry. Sure, we manage
challenging patients with long and complex histories, on a
cornucopia of medications and needing high levels of care;
but we are able to forge closer relationships with our
patients, as we utilise time getting to know and to enable
people. Holistic care is paramount and you develop patience
and more skills in psychosocial interventions.
It is not all about CPAs. It’s not about the “quick fix”.
Our patients do relapse and many have other physical health
problems, requiring skilled assessment and management.
You liaise with primary care, with staff at placements, and
other allied health professionals. Your leadership skills are
key! However, the most rewarding aspect of doing rehab is
empowering our patients to go through their recovery
process and seeing them enjoy a meaningful quality of life.
Stephanie Young
Outcomes that matter: The outcomes we work
towards are clearly beyond just reduction in symptoms;
but also enhancing quality of life, developing skills,
increasing independence and autonomy and more
personalization of care. Return to meaningful activity or
employment, and more independent living are the real
goals that are achieved.
Relationships are central: This is achieved through
individualised and collaborative planning of care and
sustained inputs with a strong therapeutic relationship
at its heart.
Clinical leadership: Providing leadership to a skilled
multi-disciplinary team that has excellent interagency
(housing, employment, criminal justice and others) links;
which is crucial to community reintegration for patients.
A whole system approach to care is the difference.
Cost effective: Rehab teams also demonstrate real
cost-benefits by moving people from long term
restrictive placements to the community. Tapping into
community resources, good planning and tailoring care
to wrap around the individual is essential.