Specialty Doctor In Psychiatry

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year
Closing date
26 Jan 2024

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

You would be working with a fun, compassionate team 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.

This is a 6 months fixed-term contract which has arisen due to a junior doctor gap. 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.

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

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

We look forward to talking with you about working within our services.

Main duties of the job

This post is for a full time 10 PA (or job share) Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry in the Andover General Adult Community Mental Health Team.

The Andover CMHT is led by a Band 8 service Manager Mandy James with support from two nursing team leads John Smith and Michelle Taylor. There are 6 CPNs and 2 support workers that provide regular patient support and contact on a daily basis as well as run the depot and clozapine clinics. Medical staff include 3 Consultant Psychiatrist 0.6WTE, 0.7 WTE and 0.7WTE as well as a GP VTS trainee. The post holder will receive regular supervision from a named Consultant Psychiatrist. There is robust psychological therapy service, with colleagues, including CBT, DBT, EMDR therapists led by a Band 8 Psychologist.

This post would be for 10 sessions, 7.5 DCC and 2.5 SPA, time table to be agreed at appointment. A sample work week would include attendance at the team Multidisciplinary meeting, scheduled Outpatient clinics, community visits and supporting colleagues with clinical queries related to the allocated patch.

The post holder will have access to a shared office and be provided with the required IT and administrative support. Our admin and reception staff are the backbone of the service and include our Admin manager Hayley Jeen, three administrative staff and a receptionist.

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

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Andover War Memorial Hospital

Charlton Road



SP10 3LB

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