Specialty Doctor in Adult Psychiatry

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£45,124 to £77,519 a year per annum pro rata + £2162 London Weighting
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking 2 dynamic and enthusiastic Specialty Doctors to work in our Adult Community Mental Health Teams, based in Bentley House, Harrow.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, energetic and passionate about delivering high quality care to patients acute and chronic psychiatric conditions, ensuring that assessment and interventions are provided in a sensitive, accessible and culturally appropriate way.

Main duties of the job

The position requires full GMC registration and we are looking for candidates with at least three years' experience in general adult psychiatry to work in a busy community service. The post-holders will be part of a medical team consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist and Trainee Doctors. The post-holders will contribute to and help the Trainees with their development as well as contribute to cover when the consultant is on leave. Applicants should have experience of team working, possess sound organisation skills and be able to work on their own initiative. Effective communication and empathic skills are essential, and a commitment to outstanding patient care.

In line with the NHS 10-year long term plan, CNWL Harrow is transforming it's services, with a focus on embedded Psychosocial pathways and the Trauma Informed Approach. All staff receive regular training and supervision in both formulation and treatment, using this approach. The serviceis delivered by an integrated multi-disciplinary team with a shared sense of ownership for the clinical services provided. The post-holders will adopt a pragmatic leadership style as a way of promoting collaborative working both at a clinical and an operational level.

About us

CNWL is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We provide healthcare to a third of London, Milton Keynes and parts of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. Our services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

CNWL has established a high-quality multidisciplinary community and liaison perinatal mental health service across five London Boroughs, CNWL Perinatal Mental Health Service (PMHS) comprises specialist multidisciplinary perinatal mental health teams five boroughs served by the trust (Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster) enabling the delivery of evidence based perinatal mental health care through a coordinated multidisciplinary specialist approach across maternity, primary and secondary care, tertiary specialist services, social care and voluntary sector.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have a central role in providing medical input within the well-established Community Mental Health Team. You will work closely with the other members of the multidisciplinary team, in order to ensure that patients are provided with the highest standards of care. You will be supervised and supported by the Consultant Psychiatrist for Adult Mental Health

The duties of the post include the physical and mental health assessment and review of patients experiencing mental health problems. The post-holder will work with a medical team consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist and one GP Trainee.

The post-holder will contribute to the supervision of the trainee and is expected to contribute and support in other clinical duties and writing discharge summaries.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide expertise within the department, upholding professional standards at all times.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Primary Medical degree
  • Full GMC registration
  • Section 12 approval
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to treat service users with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Able to build constructive relationships
  • Ability to plan treatment programmes in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team
  • Person-centred in clinical approach
  • Ability to provide medical and mental health assessments, formulate diagnoses and initiate treatment plans
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Broad knowledge of the biological, psychological and social determinants of mental disorders in old age and evidence based management interventions
  • Up to date knowledge of recent DH documentation and NICE Guidelines
  • Experience in teaching junior doctors and other professional groups
  • Experience in audit
  • Advanced IT literacy
  • Practical experience in a short-term psychological therapy
  • Experience in trauma informed approach
  • Attendance at teaching courses.
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Completed at least four years full time post graduate 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 trainee or have equivalent experience and competencies.
  • Extensive experience in the management of a broad range of relevant mental disorders in general adult psychiatry
  • Experience in managing patients from different cultural backgrounds
  • Working with interpreters and translation services
Other Essential
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working
  • Commitment to Continuing Personal Development
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a changing, dynamic organisation
  • Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust
  • Ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiasm
  • Probity
  • Industriousness
  • Contribution to the development of a service
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Flexibility
  • Driving license
  • Have car available for community work

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