Specialty Doctor in Neuropsychiatry

Solent NHS Trust
£50,373 - £78,759 pa. pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a unique and exciting post offering the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a regional neurobehavioural brain injury unit, jointly run by psychiatry and rehabilitation medics.

The postholder will be based on Kite Ward- 10 inpatient beds providing rehabilitation to people with a brain injury and psychiatric cognitive or behavioural impairment. Situated at Western Community Hospital Southampton. It is a purpose built, modern, locked unit, providing rehabilitation with skilled MDT, submitting data to UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative. The staff team on Kite comprises nurses, therapists, admin staff and other doctors. The RC is a Consultant Psychiatrist, who provides 3PA input to Kite per week. There is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with behavioural management expertise, a full time OT, part time physio and a psychologist. We have visiting speech and language therapists and dieticians. The service is currently expanding, and we anticipate opportunities to gain broader experience in outpatient and liaison neuropsychiatric work.

Solent NHS Trust is one of the largest community providers in the NHS with annual revenue of around £181 million and with over 3800 staff. We provide a range of community and specialist mental health services to over a million people in Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust provide the liaison and adult mental health services for Southampton and we work closely with them to ensure smooth transitions of care. The Trust has an ambitious vision to make a difference by keeping more people healthy, safe and independent in, or close to their own homes.

Southampton is a geographically small city, densely populated and socially diverse. It is adjacent to a thriving port with many visiting cruise liners. Southampton has all the facilities one would expect in a major city with a university, theatre, modern shopping centre as well as excellent local schools and colleges. It is located only a 20minute drive from the New Forest National Park and a short boat trip away from the picturesque Isle of Wight. There are frequent direct trains to London Waterloo: 1 hr 15mins.

Applicants must have: Full registration with the GMC with 4 years post graduate experience.

At least two years’ experience in psychiatry

And ideally be Approved under section 12(2) of the MHA 1983

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact: Dr Emily Thomas, Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, 0300 123 5008 or emily.thomas@solent.nhs.uk

Relocation expenses can be offered to successful candidates who meet the criteria as set out in the Trust policy.

We offer a range of additional benefits, including:

• Flexible working options

• Discounts from leading retailers

• Unsociable hours pay enhancements

• Free Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness classes

• A confidential Employee Assistance programme

• Staff recognition programme which recognises the exceptional care our staff deliver

• Supportive induction, skills development and lunchtime bite sized learning sessions

We are a ‘mindful’ employer, supporting positive mental health at work and we are Living Wage accredited.

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

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