Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year
Closing date
29 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to offer an exciting new opportunity to work as a Specialty Doctor in a split post between the liaison and community mental health team for the Mid and North Hampshire area.

You would be working with fun, compassionate teams that deliver high quality care to people experiencing mental illness. The team are highly skilled and offer a wide range of NICE-approved interventions. The team is based at the CMHT base in Andover as well as the liaison teams in Winchester and Basingstoke.

This is a three-year fixed-term contract which has a rotational element to it on a yearly basis and supports application for CESR. There is flexibility to work whole or split days, and this can be agreed in consultation with the clinical teams.

If you are interested in this post we would welcome contact via email or phone.

Alice Oates -- alice.oates@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Maja Meerten -- maja.meerten@southernhealth.nhs.uk

We think we have a lot to offer and look forward to talking with you about working within our services.

Main duties of the job

*work with other senior clinical team members to ensure that colleagues understand the professional status and specialty of all team members, their roles and responsibilities in the team, and who is responsible for each aspect of patient care

*communicate effectively with colleagues within and outside the team, ensuring that arrangements are in place for relevant information to be passed on to the team promptly

*work with other senior clinical team members to ensure that each patient's care is properly coordinated and managed

*work with other senior clinical team members to set up and maintain systems to identify and manage risks in the team's area of responsibility

*work with other senior clinical team members to monitor and regularly review the team's performance and take steps to correct deficiencies and improve quality

*work with other senior clinical team members to deal openly and supportively with problems in the conduct, performance or health of team members through Trust procedures

*participate in business planning for the locality and, as appropriate, contribute to the broader strategic and planning work of the Trust.

*Join and contribute to the Medical Advisory Committee.

*Attend and contribute to the fortnightly divisional senior medical staff meeting.

*Contribute to the care planning for those being admitted or discharged from hospital.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Recognised basic Medical Degree
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • 4 years post graduate training since first obtaining registration including adequate experience in the specialty OR shall have obtained experience and competencies.


  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Section 12 Approval
  • Relevant Post graduate qualifications



  • Minimum 12 months experience in adult mental health
  • Experience of assessing and treating patients in the inpatient/community psychiatric settings
  • Knowledge of UK Hospital Systems (or equivalent)
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience of risk assessment
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in CPD.


  • Experience of active involvement in service change and development.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands Hospital

Aldermaston Road



RG24 9RH

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