Locum Specialty Doctor - Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£51,000 to £80,000 a year £51,000 - £80,000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
Locum Specialty Doctor in Addiction Psychiatry

Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service (BSDAS)

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Specialty Doctor in Addiction Psychiatry at the Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service (BSDAS).

The post is a fixed-term contract from 2nd August 2023 to 6th August 2024, and will be based at the Campbell House, Bridewell and Acer Unit sites in central Bristol.

Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drug Service) provides treatment for people who use alcohol and drugs and is delivered by several partnership organisations. It aims to provide quality treatment that will enable service users to make positive changes and re-integrate within their local communities for long term recovery.

BSDAS is an NHS service within ROADS that offers both rapid assessment and evidence-based treatment interventions include specialist pharmacological and psychological interventions, group work, and community and inpatient detoxification.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide medical support to the team. Duties include assessing new referrals, prescribing opiate substitution treatment, supporting community and inpatient detoxes and providing input into treatment care plans.

This is a well-supported post and would suit both career psychiatrists on a break from training rotations or GP/General Medicine trainees wishing to gain some experience in substance misuse psychiatry.

You must have completed at least 4 years' full time post graduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis), at least 2 years of which has been in Psychiatry. You should demonstrate excellent communication skills and show you can work collaboratively in a team.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the accompanying job description for full details on the roles and responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Eligibility


  • Full GMC Registration with licence to practice or eligible to be included on the register.
  • MB BS (or equivalent)
  • Completed 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 Psychiatry or as a fixed term specialty trainee in Psychiatry or shall have equivalent experience and competencies


  • Section 12 Approval
  • Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



  • Ability to manage own time and workload and prioritise clinical work
  • Ability to appraise own performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Evidence of specific achievements that demonstrate leadership skills



  • Up to date knowledge of issues in Mental Health Service for this specialty.



  • Commitment to teaching other members of the multi-disciplinary team.


  • Teaching of undergraduate students

Research & Audit


  • Ability to critically appraise published research.
  • Experience of carrying out an audit project.


  • Interest in research
  • Experience in involvement in a research project and publication.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Campbell House

Montague Place



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