Speciality Doctor in Adult Eating Disorders (Psychiatry) - Dunstable

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic, and motivated speciality doctor to join our outstanding community Service.

This post would be ideally suited for a doctor, who has a minimum of 2 years' experience in clinical psychiatry practice, and is interested working in a speciality doctor position in psychiatry outside of a Training position.

A successful candidate would have the option of continuing ongoing work in a speciality doctor position, or considering the option of applying for Speciality Training in Psychiatry in the future. An alternative career path would be progression as a speciality doctor and with the possibility of gaining a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) via Article 14 route once required experience can be evidenced in the future

The post-holder will work under the supervision of a consultant psychiatrist and will be integral to a multidisciplinary team, accessing local CPD activities as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide medical input and support to the medical monitoring function of the Community Eating Disorders Service(to ensure safe and effective medical monitoring of community patients suffering from a severe or enduring eating disorder) working with the salaried GP, nursing team and Associate Specialist Psychiatrist
  • To work with the specialist multidisciplinary team and share responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service.
  • To participate in the acute pathway and SEDU (Specialist Eating Disorder Units) pathway
  • To participate in assessment clinics
  • To risk assess service users
  • To complete specific reviews of service users (diagnostic and medication review clinics)
  • Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students, and other disciplines.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance, audit and research.
  • To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD).
  • To attend all relevant mandatory training as and when required to do so.
  • Form and maintain professional links with GP's, families, carers, other mental health professionals, VCSE organisations and our colleagues in acute care and SEDUs.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

The Trust could support you with offering up to �10,000 for removal/relocation and associated expenses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Fully registered with the General Medical Council


  • Higher degree
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists or equivalent qualification (in accordance with Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines)
  • Approval under Section 12(2) of Mental Health Act 1983, or plan to gain approval within 6 months of appointment.

Knowledge and experience


  • At least two years experience of psychiatry clinical practice post medical qualification
  • Appreciation and social and cultural factors of relevant to psychiatric practice
  • Experience of and commitment to clinical care of individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions


  • Experience of clinical work in Acute Adult Psychiatry
  • Experience of Quality Improvement projects & Clinical Audit
  • Good working knowledge and experience of the application of the Mental Health Act

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to work as a part of multidisciplinary, multi-model team
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and support others to do that
  • Consultation skills to services, teams and individuals

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


BED Medical Staff Community - Dunstable


MK41 6AT

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