The South Gloucestershire Early Intervention Team are looking for a part time Locum Specialty Doctor to join their team based at Kingswood Civic Centre.
This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.
The South Gloucestershire Early Intervention in Psychosis team works with people aged 14- 65 who are experiencing a first episode psychosis or who may be at risk of developing a psychosis.
Following the implementation of the Access and Waiting Time Standards set out by NHS England, the team has expanded and developed to be able to provide specialist interventions to those experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
The service consists of a Team Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Senior Practitioner, Community Mental Health Practitioners, CBT Therapists, Mental Health Support Worker, Administrator as well as a specialist Physical Health and Vocational Practitioner.
The post includes one hour per week protected supervision time with the Consultant. Attendance at the weekly postgraduate programme is encouraged.
We are committed to your development, making the very best of your talent and helping you to achieve your career aspirations.
You will need to have 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.
Main duties of the job
As the post holder will be involved in offering informal supervision for new patient assessments and to assess individual clients who require medical expertise.
In line with new Ways of Working, you will provide a mixture of supervision, case review and clinical input across the caseload of service users. This will include involvement with families and carers care programme approach meetings. The role will involve approximately 8 outpatient appointments per week as well as a Multidisciplinary Clinical Team Meeting on Tuesday Mornings.
You will be involved in assessment; particularly of complex cases where there is a large measure of diagnostic uncertainty and or organic complicating factors. In terms of where service users are seen, the EI Team offers flexibility to maximise the chances of engaging young people. Appointments maybe at the Team base, at other team bases in the city, in service user's homes, in GP premises or other community facilities. You will need to be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
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 Essential
- MB BS or equivalent medical
- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- Section 12 Approval
- Eligible for Full GMC registration with a licence to practise at time of confirmation of appointment.
- 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.
- 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.
Teaching Skills Essential
- Commitment to teaching other members of the multi disciplinary team.
- Teaching of undergraduate students
- PGCME or equivalent/aspiration to attain a postgraduate teaching qualification
Research and Audit Essential
- Ability to critically appraise published research.
- Experience of carrying out an audit project
- Experience in involvement in a research project and publication.
- Interest in research
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.