Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) invites applications for a Specialty Doctorfor Peterborough Community Learning Disability Service and Hollies Inpatient Ward.
The successful post holder will provide clinical leadership to Peterborough Community Learning Disability Service and Hollies Inpatient Ward
at the Cavell centre. You will work closely with a part time SAS doctor who is currently working for Peterborough Learning Disability Service and will also join a wider group of supportive SAS Psychiatrists across Peterborough and the North Cambridgeshire Locality.
Depending on the interests of the post-holder there are excellent opportunities to be involved in undergraduate teaching and to develop areas of clinical interest. There are excellent links with the academic department and the potential to be involved in research. There is an excellent CPD programme and opportunities for professional development.Main duties of the job
This appointment is attached to the Learning Disability Services in Peterborough ( 4 sessions for the Community Learning Disability Service and 2 sessions for the Inpatient service). Work timetable will be reviewed annually. There is an expectation that the Specialist Registrar and Specialty Doctors (Fenland and Peterborough) will cross cover each other. The post holder will provide medical input to patients of the specialist team under supervision from the designated Consultant Psychiatrists for the Learning Disability Services.About us
CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This appointment is attached to the Learning Disability Services in Peterborough ( 4 sessions for the Community Learning Disability Service and 2 sessions for the Inpatient service). Work timetable will be reviewed annually. There is an expectation that the Specialist Registrar and Specialty Doctors (Fenland and Peterborough) will cross cover each other. The post holder will provide medical input to patients of the specialist team under supervision from the designated Consultant Psychiatrists for the Learning Disability Services. Peterborough Team Description
Learning disability services are part of specialist services division. In this context the post holder will be working for the Peterborough part of the specialist division.
Inpatient services comprise of 10 beds (currently 6 beds in operation) provided from Hollies ward, The Cavell Centre in Peterborough. The inpatient service works on acute assessment and treatment model with well-defined care pathways and was among the first few in the country to receive accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Learning Disability Community Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Care staff of Peterborough Learning Disability Service are based at Sand Martin House, in Peterborough.
Learning Disability Mental Health Services get 60-70 new referrals in a year. The most common reasons for these referrals are challenging behaviour, mental disorders and epilepsy. We also provide specialist diagnostic assessments for Dementia in the learning disability population.
General Responsibilities To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. To comply with the Professional Codes of Conduct and to be aware of changes in these. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation and local policies and procedures implementing this. To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest standard, and in accordance with currently quality initiatives within the work area. To comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information and to be aware of any changes in these. To comply at all times with the Trusts Information Governance related policies. Staff are required to respect the confidentiality of information about staff, patients and Trust business and in particular the confidentiality and security of personal identifiable information in line with the Data Protection Act. All staff are responsible for ensuring that any data created by them is timely, comprehensive, accurate, and fit for the purposes for which it is intended. Other responsibilities
If the post holder proves to be both successful and committed at Specialty Doctor Level, there is possibility of further career development. All career grade doctors are required to maintain their education, professional development, and accreditation. Appropriate time and financial support are available for this purpose.
The post holder will occasionally need to be available for irregular commitments outside normally fostered duties, as are essential for continuity of patient care in an emergency.
The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary and in line with changing service needs.
The post holder will participate in an annual Appraisal process.
The post holder will attend all relevant mandatory training as and when required to do so.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationsEssential
Desirable Entry criteria for the gradeEssential
- Full GMC registration and licence to practice
- MBBS or equivalent
- Eligible for approval under Section 12 of the MHA 1983
- Completed minimum of 2 years full time work experience in psychiatry
- Shall have equivalent experience and competencies
- Proven experience of good working relationships
- Experience of multi-disciplinary working
- Psychiatry of leavning disabilities
- Knowledge of policy and legislation relating to mental health, particularly for people with learning disability
- Decision making and problem solving skills
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to make decisions and carry out responsibilities without direct supervision
- Ability to take a clinical lead under the supervision of the Consultant
- Experience in taking notes from clinical meetings such as ward rounds.
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