Peripatetic Specialty Grade Doctor in Psychiatry

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year p.a pro rata.
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Specialty doctor
Part Time
This is a 12-month part time (6 sessions) Peripatetic Trust Specialty Psychiatrist post to work across General Adult, Old Age and CAMHS Mental Health Services for the East of Dorset covering gaps in the psychiatry training rotation to start as soon as possible for the candidate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical input to medical vacancies within the Trust Mental Health Services.

The post will demand flexibility and autonomy, clinical and personal maturity.

Exact responsibilities will vary depending on organisational need but may involve managing patients in a variety of settings. The post holder will take part in multi-disciplinary case conferences and reviews as required by the clients' clinical needs and the Trusts operational policies.

The ability to work closely and co-operatively with members of a multi-disciplinary team is an essential and integral part of the post.

The post holder will be expected to produce high quality written documentation supporting their work, both in the ongoing clinical record (RiO) and letters of correspondence in keeping with Trust Policy.

The post holder would be invited to participate in a middle grade non-resident on-call rota subject to s12 approval.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and prioritise according to the demands of the service.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots ofways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • General medical qualification e.g. MBBS, or equivalent and hold a Licence to Practise.
  • Must hold Section 12 approval, or willingness to work towards S12 approval in first months in post



  • At least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty


  • Relevant experience at a level where independent decision making was integral to the job.

Clinical Skills


  • High levels of competence in diagnosis, risk assessment, care planning and prescribing.

Leadership Skills


  • Able to provide clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to prioritise work to meet competing clinical demands.

Organisational Skills


  • Have good organisational skills and able to organise own work.

Team Work


  • Understand principles of multi-disciplinary team working.

Clinical Governance


  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team and to liaise effectively with colleagues within the hospital.
  • Understand and actively support the principles of Clinical Governance including audit and outcome measures.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of continuing professional development needs and revalidation

Management Skills


  • Understand the importance of working with managers in the interest of good patient care.



  • Have an understanding of own strengths and weaknesses and how these attributes affect professional functioning.
  • Have an understanding of the stresses involved in being a specialty doctor and how to manage these appropriately.

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