Medical consultant with management responsibility for a new 24-hour special beds unit- Denmark
Now you can get a unique opportunity to help establish the region’s new special beds unit, De Særlige Pladser ( The Special Placement for Rehabilitation and Recovery).
If you are a specialist in psychiatry and you want to take this unique opportunity to participate in the establishment of the new special beds unit, Nye Særlige Pladser, in Vordingborg under Psychiatry Zealand, we would welcome your application.
About De Særlige Pladser unit
The psychiatric treatment in De Særlige Pladser unit under Psychiatry Zealand differs from other psychiatric treatment primarily in that this is a coordinated offer where both psychiatric treatment and any addiction therapy are given in combination with other therapeutic and rehabilitative interventions. Patients should be referred to the unit and consent to voluntary admission and inclusion in a rehabilitation course.
The long-term hospitalisation allows further diagnostic work as well as extended therapeutic and educational courses, both individually and in groups.
The aim of the intervention is rehabilitation and recovery, and the purpose of the stay is also to reduce the number of violent episodes and conflicts and to prevent the use of force. Therefore, de-escalation and conflict de-escalation in combination with motivational work are basic elements in the interdisciplinary work in the unit.
The environment in the unit must support the aim of rehabilitation and recovery. It is therefore an environmental therapy/socio-educational setting, and all patients must participate in psychoeducation and physical activity as part of the overall offer.
Addiction therapy will also be part of the compulsory course for the residents for whom this is relevant.
The environmental therapy intervention is based on everyday life, which is also used as part of the rehabilitation. We therefore have a production kitchen and our own cook, and patients are involved in the daily cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.
As many of our patients have a diagnosis within the psychosis spectrum, we work with voice hearing, including voice hearing groups, and the NADA recovery model, preparation of sensory profiles etc. are also part of the approach.
The target group is 18 to 74-year-old persons with severe psychiatric disorders, aggressive behaviour, complex life situations, possibly court-ordered treatment or supervision, possibly drug abuse.
The unit’s offer covers all municipalities in Region Zealand. The treatment course is based on a referral with fixed criteria, it is optional and has an expected duration of 6-18 months. It is therefore a unique opportunity to stabilise and treat patients over an extended period of time. As a medical consultant, you will have a seat in the referral forum together with the section management and municipal representatives and possibly supervisors from the Danish Prison and Probation Service.
The unit will be opened in two stages. The first seven beds opened on 10 June 2018 and the remaining 16 beds will open on 1 December 2018 in completely newly renovated buildings. The employee group has a broad interdisciplinary composition with staffing of approx. 55 employees.
Medical consultant’s tasks
Responsible for patient treatment, including patients in court-ordered treatment
Member of the management team of De Særlige Pladser
Development of De Særlige Pladser offer in collaboration with the section manager and other employees
Ensuring coherence between psychiatric treatment, any drug abuse treatment and the rehabilitative approach
Collaboration with the section manager of De Særlige Pladser in other regions
About Psychiatry South
Psychiatry South consists of a department management, three wards, an emergency department and a number of outpatient offers in the form of district psychiatric centres, mental health clinics and a mobile emergency team. There are approximately 350 employees at Psychiatry South
Psychiatry South is characterised by an open, informal and adaptable culture with a great team spirit, solidarity and interdisciplinary task solution. We have a strong desire and willingness to develop and improve. This translates, among other things, into a high degree of involvement and sparring between professional groups, sections and units. Our future colleagues must therefore be willing to contribute to the development of the unit and to help ensure that our patients receive high-quality treatment.
The appointment as medical consultant requires at least five years’ previous employment as a medical specialist in psychiatry. Exemption from the five-year requirement may be granted in special cases by the psychiatric management upon request.
Our psychiatric hospital is located in the town of Vordingborg in idyllic surroundings close to the shore – just 240 km from Hamburg and 100 km from Copenhagen. South Zealand offers historically low property prices and good possibilities for both buying and renting. There is a wide range of public schools, small rural independent schools and large urban independent schools.
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Application: Please send your CV in English or German language to: Internationalrekruttering@regionsjaelland.dk